NVC Innovation project Web Retail Packaging

Web Retail Packaging (WRP) is the packaging of products that are ordered and delivered on-line, directly at the consumer's home or via a collection point. WRP is an essential factor for the further stable growth of e-commerce, especially where physical products are concerned. What does the future of WRP look like and which packaging aspects constitute risks or opportunities? These questions are central to this NVC innovation project.

The basis for the project is the international NVC Working Group Web Retail Packaging, in which retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of packaging and related services work together for the sustainable growth of web shopping. The Working Group meets plenary 'physically' once a year. Other (sub) meetings take place per web-co. Participation is exclusively for NVC member companies and by invitation. The next meeting is Friday 21 September 2018 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The NVC Position Paper 'Packaging as driver for the sustained future of e-commerce' was published on 2 October 2014 on the basis of all project activities up to that moment. Click here to download the NVC Position Paper.

On 28 November 2017, the 1st International Conference on Web Retail Packaging was organized, with presentations from Alibaba group, IKEA, PostNL Parcels, Neopost Technologies and Artificial Intelligence expert company Fizyr. The results of the NVC E-Commerce Home Delivery Survey 2017 were also shown. Request the presentations of the conference via info@nvc.nl or call the NVC association office via + 31-(0)182-512411
The preparations for a follow-up conference during the Logistica 2019 have started meanwhile (to be held from 5-7 November 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands). Contact Michael Nieuwesteeg via m.nieuwesteeg@nvc.nl or phone +31-(0)182-512411 if you want to make a contribution.

The Live Online NVC E-Course Packaging for E-commerce gives you an excellent insight into the importance of packaging and packaging for the success of e-commerce activities in four online sessions of 3 hours each. Live Online Learning means: global access, no travel costs and excellent learning outcomes thanks to live teachers in the interactive live online NVC classroom. Register here.