The rise in parcels and delivery vehicles today, means more noise and air pollution... municipalities worry about the future of their towns. How can we reconcile the e-buyer in a hurry with the citizen who is extremely concerned about the quality of life in town. In partnership with local authorities, La Poste accepts this challenge.
Dealing with the explosion of e-commerce
Saving time, convenience and choice....e-commerce faces an increase in its phenomenal growth and reaches 112 billion euros in 2020, it rose by 8.5% in a year according to the Fevad report. French people have made over 1,8 billions transactions online, which represents an increase in 5,8% since 2019. The increase in parcel deliveries results in more congestions in city centres.
More and more local authorities take this issue into account and within their land-use and town planning policies, they attempt to reconcile contradictory objectives: designing sustainable cities, making them more attractive and liveable without holding back on their economical and commercial energy.
La Poste; historically a partner of local authorities; together, have worked on this topic and have come up with three solutions:
Opting for cleaner vehicles for the last mile
Creating shared logistics platforms
Giving the recipient the freedom to choose the place of delivery.