Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Analysing the Impact of E- commerce on Urban Areas

Robert Sommar, et al.
Transport and logistics expert at Sweco

From electronics to groceries – today, nearly everything we need can be ordered online and delivered to our doorsteps. For the consumer, e-commerce can be a time and cost saver. For urban planners, retailers and logistics companies, on the other hand, the great flow of products from manufacturer to consumer presents completely new challenges. What are the effects of increasing e-commerce in our European cities? And what can be done to facilitate this transformation of our shopping habits? The report “Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Analysing the Impact of E-commerce on Urban Areas” explores European e-commerce and the development of supply chains from a citizen perspective.