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On-Line Retailing in France Current and Future Effects on City Logistics

Daniele Patier (Research Engineer, Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports, France)
Louis Alligier (PhD. Student, Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports, France)

Logistics Systems for Sustainable Cities

ISBN: 978-0-08-044260-0, eISBN: 978-0-08-047322-2

Publication date: 22 July 2004

Abstract

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.

Citation

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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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