e-commerce logistics opportunities remain unclaimed

  • e-commerce trends are disrupting ‘traditional’ e-commerce logistics
  • Rapid growth sees businesses searching for a comfort zone that they may never find
  • Logistical challenges still need to be overcome in last-mile and fulfilment operations

7th February 2017, Bath UK: Ti is pleased to announce that the 2017 edition of its Global e-commerce Logistics report is now available to purchase.

The report offers readers valuable insight into the development and prospects of this market. A key theme examined throughout highlights e-commerce itself as the disrupter to ‘traditional’ e-commerce logistics. Presented from multiple angles (global and regional, fulfilment and last-mile, and from retailers and LSPs) the report offers comprehensive analysis on e-commerce logistics trends which could provoke further developments and innovations within the industry.

In recent years, traditional ‘store-based’ retailers have had to adapt their offering to counter the rapid growth, and now, dominance of online players, such as Amazon, whilst LSPs have seen a new revenue stream emerge. However, as explained by Ti’s Head of Consultancy, Joel Ray: “Whilst the growth in e-commerce has created additional opportunities for LSPs these have not yet been fully realised.

Even in developed markets, e-commerce logistics is relatively nascent with the structural shift towards higher online retail penetration ongoing. As the market evolves, new logistical challenges are constantly emerging, in last-mile delivery but also with regards to the fulfilment of online sales. Coupled with the fact that growth is rapid – a global 2016-2020 CAGR of 15.6% is expected – many businesses seem to be forever searching for a comfort zone that they may never find, such is the pace of change.

Not least among those businesses adapting their strategies to remain competitive are the retailers themselves. Ray continued, “Many retailers do not trust that LSPs have the right knowledge and experience to undertake a task that they perceive to be core to their business, choosing instead to fulfil online sales in-house.

In this report Ti has presented the supply chain strategies of global and regional retailers practising pure online as well as multi- and omni-channel business models. In addition, the report includes profiles of some of the major LSPs operating in this market. These profiles examine how these businesses are responding to national and regional intricacies of consumer demand and the dominance of Amazon.

To learn more about the e-commerce logistics industry visit the Ti website or contact Michael Clover.

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