E-commerce and logistics set for global growth
Over the next ten years, online retailing (e-tailing) will gain even more importance than expected so far – not just in developed countries, but also in emerging markets. Logistics will play a key role: it will provide companies important competitive advantages, such as deliveries within a few hours on the day of ordering, flexible receiving and return times as well as resilient logistics and value-added concepts in emerging countries.
This is one of the key findings of the "Global e-tailing 2025" study, initiated by Deutsche Post DHL with participation of the trend research institutions Z_punkt and See More, as well as numerous international experts from the retail, logistics and academic circles. It is the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce and its implications for the logistics industry.