On-Line Retailing in France Current and Future Effects on City Logistics
Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities
ISBN: 978-0-08-044260-0, eISBN: 978-0-08-047322-2
Publication date: 22 July 2004
Business-to-consumer e-commerce results in deliveries to consumers. Before evaluating the impact on urban networks, it is necessary to describe and understand the underlying logistics. Certain sectors, e.g. food products, require specific solutions.
Distribution systems are presented as an alternative to private shopping trips. However, the costs of order handling (order-picking, packaging) and home deliveries are still high and not always covered by the price paid by the consumer. On the whole, the profitability of on-line retailing is uncertain and the number of clients limited.
Patier, D. and Alligier, L. (2004), "On-Line Retailing in France Current and Future Effects on City Logistics", Daganzo, C.F. (Ed.) Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 381-395. https://doi.org/10.1108/9780080473222-027
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