For an increasing number of consumers, the decision to make major online purchases for the Christmas season strongly depends on the delivery options offered by web shops. Almost half of all shopping baskets never reach the check-out counter due to a lack of delivery options; 46 percent.
Will the Automotive era come to an end in the 21st century? Looking at today’s environmental and economic challenges of the use of cars based on last century technology and listening to some trend watchers one could think so. Cars can be regarded, as an old-school status product indeed, for which there is no use, …
Over a third (34%) of global retail business leaders admit that the packages they ship worldwide are at least double the size of the actual product inside. This is leading to 46 bln US Dollar in extra cost of transportation. A global study by DS Smith has revealed this.
McKinsey presents an updated outlook for the last-mile delivery ecosystem, given the rapid development in technology. How will technological advances affect unit economics, customers, and competitive dynamics? McKinsey sees examples of technology piloting and testing across the globe. But they also see the beginning of series productions and scaling of technology deployment by several companies.
Autonomous delivery services are fast becoming another potential disrupter in the landscape of new technologies trying to redraw the map for final-mile urban delivery. Sidewalk delivery robots already are a reality in some cities, on college campuses and large corporate business parks.
CEO Frank Appel wants to modernize Deutsche Post DHL Group from top to bottom. One of his ambitious goals is zero emission logistics in 2050. As no automotive manufacturer was interested in developing a suitable electro vehicle for Deutsche Post DHL Group, they decided to do it alone with StreetScooter.
In the fourth edition of the DHL Logistics Trend Radar, a series that started in 2013, DHL reveals 28 key trends that could impact the logistics industry in the next five to ten years. The Logistics Trend Radar is developed through the analysis of mega- and microtrends as well as direct input from research institutes, …
For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, the growing flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents new challenges. What is the impact of increasing e-commerce in our European cities? And what can be done to facilitate this transformation of our shopping habits?
Construction site machinery is responsible for a significant amount of air, noise, and climate pollution yet remains unregulated. The development of the EU Clean Vehicles Directive offers an opportunity to address regulation, writes Mark Preston, Policy Assistant at the environmental NGO Bellona, on Euroactiv.
The CART Pitch Event presented by US dunnhumby and Winsight Grocery Business reviewed hundreds of solutions to arrive at the winner: udelv, the first custom-made, public-road autonomous and electric delivery vehicle.