Tag «parcels»

Research: encouraging customers to make a more sustainable delivery choice

The rise of e-commerce has led to an increase in parcel deliveries, increasing the need to address last-mile delivery’s cost and environmental impact. Customers accustomed to next-day free delivery can play an essential role by choosing more sustainable delivery options. Retailers and logistic service providers could allow customers to wait for their delivery or pick …

ULaaDS: a framework for open parcel locker systems

Integrating parcel lockers has become crucial as urban spaces evolve, especially with the booming e-commerce sector. A new ULaaDS publication, developed by Bax & Company, with valuable insights from Gemeente Groningen (NL) and the University of Groningen, addresses the rapid expansion of these services and their impact on urban life and public spaces. Key highlights …

Seattle microhub delivery pilot: lessons learned

Urban freight deliveries using microhubs and cargo kibes have gained attention in cities suffering from congestion and emissions. Cargo bike deliveries for parcels and microhubs used as transshipment points in urban cores can replace trucks to make cities more livable. An Urban Freight Lab study describes and empirically evaluates an e-cargo tricycle pilot delivering parcels …

IPC: 2022 results show limited revenue decline of 0.9% for post worldwide

According to preliminary results published by International Post Corporation (IPC), postal operators worldwide saw revenue decrease by 0.9% on average in 2022, demonstrating resilience following the post-Covid strong growth and the overall challenging environment.    Holger Winklbauer, CEO of IPC, commented on the results: “Preliminary results for 2022 show that continuous efforts of posts to …

The impact of E-commerce on road safety in Belgium

E-commerce is a rapidly evolving sector. With 94% of Belgian inhabitants having access to the internet, 80%  of them are e-shoppers. Additionally, 7 in 10 Belgians shopped at least once to up to five times during the past three months to the survey conducted in 2021 by EUROSTAT. Impact of e-commerce deliveries The consumers’ convenience …

Outsourcing the last mile: should regulation be strictly focused on the urban segment?

Because of the development of e-commerce and the reduction of shipment size, the parcel delivery sector is growing rapidly. However, faced with their client’s demands and constraints of urban cities (parking, congestion, delivery density), the parcel delivery groups have chosen to outsource their urban deliveries. This enables them to reduce payroll costs and implies economic …