Ecommerce Europe proposes workable solutions for better parcel delivery in Europe with its newly published Manifesto, which is focused on harmonization, labeling and interoperability.
E-commerce is fundamentally changing postal and parcel markets. Global e-commerce streams revolutionize shopping, but the current parcel streams are ill-fitted to accommodate this. Almost one out of five EU citizens identifies cheaper delivery prices as the main improvement that would encourage more online shopping from sellers located in other EU Member States . Similarly, more than one third of online merchants consider higher costs of cross-border delivery compared to domestic delivery as an obstacle in online cross-border trade . Inefficient cross-border delivery is consistently in the top three of biggest barriers for online merchants to sell in another EU Member State, as Ecommerce Europe’s Cross-Border E-commerce Barometer 2016 shows: logistics and distribution represent a difficult barrier to tackle for 33% of the companies selling abroad. Even though the situation has slightly improved compared to Ecommerce Europe’s figures for 2015 (44%) , online merchants still face major issues.
To download the Manifesto, please click here.