As e-commerce transforms the experience of buying and selling goods, consumer expectations are changing rapidly. Today’s consumers desire not only faster delivery, but also more options and information about when and where their orders will arrive. To help sellers keep up with these demands, UPS announced several service enhancements that not only improve convenience and control for consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), but also reduce the environmental impact of deliveries.
Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.
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Today, 30 percent of global online sales are made through mobile devices and by 2017, 60 percent of U.S. retail sales will involve the Internet. Everything is “on demand” and people are using mobile devices to get what they want, when they want it, where they want it. But there are unintended consequences of everything being on demand.
These residential deliveries typically have more stops, with fewer packages at each stop. More stops, more miles, more fuel, more emissions.