BE: E-shoppers do not worry about sustainability

27 October 2016

As part of the project E-green, the Flanders Institute for Logistics (VIL) looked for ways to optimise e-commerce in a (more) sustainable way. Improved use of pick-up points turned out to be an efficient way to both drastically lower the costs of the last mile and the carbon footprint.
However, according to a survey commissioned by VIL, consumers continue to prefer home delivery for their online orders. How long it takes before consumers receive their parcel is less important to them. This is remarkable, because online shops are fighting for market share by using the delivery speed and delivery costs as main distinguishing criteria (Press Release VIL, 29 September 2016).
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