During COVID-19 lockdown • 22.07.2020

Millennials averaged 50% more online deliveries than baby boomers …

… even though millennials favor eco-friendly choices

The inside of a delivery van with many different packages...
Source: CH Claudio Schwarz @purzlbaum/Unsplash

Millennials have become online “super buyers” during the COVID-19 lockdown and are receiving an average of 50 per cent more deliveries every week than the over-55 “baby boomer” generation, a new survey of 2,000 consumers has revealed. Despite being vocal supporters of environmental sustainability, millennials received an average of seven online deliveries a week during the lockdown, according to research carried out by Censuswide for InPost. In contrast, people aged 55 and over only received an average of three online deliveries a week.

The research highlighted that surprisingly, younger shoppers made far less eco-conscious decisions during lockdown than their older counterparts, perhaps the convenience of online shopping makes them far more likely to order more than one item or make more impulse purchases. Despite this, encouragingly, when asked going forward how their attitude might have changed post lockdown, the survey found 43% of millennials were more likely to consider the environmental consequences of their deliveries in the future as opposed to just 28% of 55+ year olds – and that included thinking more about the impact of more traffic on the roads, packaging and recycling consequences in buying online.

Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost UK, commented: “Millennials have grown up in a world where everything is available at the touch of a button, and online shopping in this age group continues to increase. But this disparity in the correlation between their online shopping habits and understanding of consequence on the environment is a surprise. However, much thought has been given to the environment in recent weeks and we’re encouraged by such a large proportion (43%) who plan to make more eco-conscious delivery decisions in the future. We believe in the long term much more consumers will consider the environment more when choosing delivery options.”

With locker delivery, a courier can drop 50+ parcels in one stop, versus 50 stops criss-crossing residential streets to make home deliveries. The reduced hours that vans spend on roads when making locker deliveries mean that lockers can drive up to two thirds less in CO2 emissions compared to home deliveries as well as reducing congestion and improving air quality in cities.

Tavaria continued: “As an industry we need to do more to educate consumers on the reality of their online shopping habits and the impact on air pollution. Parcel lockers can have a significant impact on carbon emissions and are ideal for savvy online shoppers looking for both an environmentally-friendly and convenient delivery option when buying online.” 

Source: InPost

related articles:

popular articles:

Thumbnail-Photo: Door-to-door delivery and returns service
13.08.2020   #online trading #fashion

Door-to-door delivery and returns service

Asda trials George parcel returns via home shopping deliveries

Starting last week, Asda has launched a two-store trial allowing customers to conveniently return George parcels at the same time as they receive their weekly shop.Customers in York and Milton Keynes can now return George online purchases for free ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Spotlight on ... packing
20.07.2020  

Spotlight on ... packing

Find out everything about packaging in our current iXtenso spotlight

Thumbnail-Photo: Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits...
14.08.2020   #e-commerce #customer satisfaction

Delivery services: consumer and climate benefits

Sustainable logistics solutions for last mile delivery

Convenient, fast, and affordable. By now, "sustainable" has also been added to the list of what makes for the perfect online ordering process. That’s why retailers and delivery services must rethink their ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Spotlight on ... deliveries
14.08.2020  

Spotlight on ... deliveries

Learn more about the latest delivery trends in our focus topic

Im Versand wie im Verkauf - mit Verpackungen hat der Einzelhändler tagtäglich zu tun. Doch was macht eine gute Verpackung aus? Welche Vorschriften müssen Einzelhändler kennen? Und warum sollte eine Verpackung smart sein?Das und ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Smart packaging: “Hi! I am your package“...
20.07.2020   #online trading #packaging

Smart packaging: “Hi! I am your package“

Interview with Alexander Cotte, Co-Founder and CEO of LivingPackets

The delivery service rings the doorbell but nobody is home. Recipients receive damaged products and cardboard boxes end up in the trash after just one use – these are just some e-commerce weak points and challenges that the German-French ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada...
03.08.2020   #food retail #delivery

Same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada

Partnership between Instacart and Costco

Instacart and Costco announced the companies have partnered to launch same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada. Following a successful two-month pilot in select Ontario warehouses, the nationwide collaboration brings Costco's ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Last mile: What do you have to do?
14.08.2020   #supply chain management #logistics

Last mile: What do you have to do?

How to win the battle for customer experience excellence in both the first and last mile of delivery

As recent events have caused major supply chain disruption with many physical stores abandoned, e-commerce has never been more under the spotlight. The double-digit growth the industry has seen over the last few years looks set to continue, ...

Thumbnail-Photo: ALDI to trial click and collect
29.09.2020   #services #food retail

ALDI to trial click and collect

The supermarket is testing its first UK click-and-collect services

The supermarket is currently running a trial of the service for Aldi colleagues from a store in the Midlands and plans to extend that to customers in the coming weeks.During the current trial, Aldi colleagues can choose from a full range of grocery ...

Thumbnail-Photo: How retail drone delivery may change logistics networks...
08.09.2020   #logistics #delivery

How retail drone delivery may change logistics networks

Chance for retailers: best-possible delivery-time guarantee zones

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas say drone technology has the potential to be a genuine game changer in the retail industry, with its promise to enable retailers to offer unheard-of delivery lead times and near-perfect delivery-time ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Warehouse management: optimized, automated, product-oriented...
15.10.2020   #logistic systems #logistics

Warehouse management: optimized, automated, product-oriented

Tips on how to ensure warehouse optimization

Digitization, e-commerce, increasing customer demands, and expectations – factors that not only impact retailers but also affect the way warehouses are organized. In this interview, Johannes Tress, Co-Founder and Managing Director at everstox ...

Supplier

Axis Communications GmbH
Axis Communications GmbH
Adalperostraße 86
85737 Ismaning