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Study: Online shoppers are not awake of sustainability

Online shopping and home delivery is very convenient, but by the many rides that the e-commerce results, it is not very durable. The consumer pull is there, certainly not. So concludes the Flemish Institute for Logistics (VIL) in a study. Buurtafhaalpunten would, however, make a big difference.

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According to the VIL selects the consumer resolutely for delivery to the customer, without additional charge and without to lie awake of the environmental impact. “Only one in three e-shoppers gives his suit to want to get into a shop or collection point. There is no willingness to pay extra for a demonstrably more sustainable supply”, sounds.

Pick-up points turn out, according to simulations much more durable: “If 75 percent of deliveries by pick-up points would happen, would the cost and milieuafdruk of the ‘last mile’ to fall by 60 percent to 80 percent.”

Although online stores are there like distinguished, attaches the online shopper but surprisingly little importance to the delivery time. 80 percent of the orders appears not to be urgent. A lot of environmental profit (9%) falls in a deliberately deferred delivery, however, not to pick up.

VIL considers the current e-commercepraktijk in the longer term, is ecologically and financially unsustainable, and calls for raising awareness and a smart prijssturing. The bundling of deliveries, according to the VIL, in some cases, an interesting ‘easy win’, just as the engine shut-off during the delivery process or the use of alternative vehicles, for a part of the 430.000 in Flanders number of mobile vans. (Belga)

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