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From home delivery to parcel lockers: a case study in Amsterdam

Publication of Sustainable Port Cities
J.H.R. Duin,van, | Article | Publication date: 20 April 2020
E-commerce is still a strong growing segment with fierce competition among parcel delivery service providers. To stay ahead of the competitors innovation is necessary. Currently, parcels are being delivered with large delivery vans which will usually deliver single parcels to doorsteps of their customers. This so called ‘last mile delivery’ is the most expensive logistics activity. In the literature it is proposed that parcel lockers have high potential to save cost. In our paper a literature review on parcel lockers, 3 methods for analysis are described and the results of a case study are provided.

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