E-commerce logistics – a new set of challenges for urban areas
Practically everything that the urban consumer needs can be ordered online today. While this may save time and cost for consumers, it also poses new challenges to existing supply chains. The ongoing change in shopping habits also has, or should have, consequences for urban planning in terms of warehouse location, delivery hubs and depots.
This article is a brief summary of findings from the Sweco Urban Insights report "Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Analysing the Impact of E-commerce on Urban Areas". The report studies European e-commerce developments, from both from a logistics standpoint and a citizen perspective.