Energy conservation — Mail order versus traditional retailing

Dr Robin Wensley (London Business School)

Retail and Distribution Management

ISSN: 0307-2363

Publication date: 1 April 1981


Given the dominance of energy costs in retailing and distribution, it would seem logical to turn our attention away from traditional methods of displaying goods in the shops and look again at mail order. A recent Post Office study indicates that mail order distribution is a much more efficient use of our energy resources, and this could augur well for the growth of mail order.


Wensley, R. (1981), "Energy conservation — Mail order versus traditional retailing", Retail and Distribution Management, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 65-67.

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