What are the current ecommerce delivery trends in shipping and postage?

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Of all the spheres and aspects of ecommerce and marketplace selling, none is developing as fast as the shipping sector. When it comes to fulfilling goods, there are a dizzying number of options and providers competing and that is bringing new technology to bear on old problems and also creating new services and features all the time. Our recent delivery position paper examines the latest ecommerce delivery trends.

The marketplaces are also becoming more demanding about seller performance and it’s Amazon that is leading the way as it increasing develops its fulfilment capabilities. But the more traditional carriers, especially those with statutory responsibilities, can sometimes be hampered by their legal ties.

As the volumes of ecommerce parcels grow, and customer demands for convenience increase, delivery and shipping is an industry seeing innovation and developments. Technology is advancing swiftly but, more importantly, the assumptions regarding what delivery services should be are changing too.

Ecommerce Delivery Trends

And we examine some of these key developments including: same-day delivery, out-of-hours delivery, Click & Collect, drop-shops and collection lockers and delivery into your house and car boot in the position paper. And then there are more outlandish ideas related to ecommerce delivery trends like drone deliveries and self-driving delivery vehicles that we consider too.

All of this change means opportunity for merchants selling on marketplaces. There is the chance to shine by embracing the new services on offer. This can give you a competitive edge over other merchants who are clinging to tried and tested methods that are increasingly looking and feeling moribund to the ever-more demanding consumer.

Download the Delivery Position paper

You can read the latest position paper regarding delivery online here or you can download it for free to store and read at your own convenience. Find out more here.

Position papers are Tamebay’s longer form pieces where we examine trends and developments within the marketplace and ecommerce industry. They aim to be thought provoking and intriguing deep-dives into crucial topics for merchants.

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