In recent years, Business 2 Consumer e-commerce sales have surged in popularity. With the rapid growth in e-commerce, online retailers must adapt and educate themselves on what this will mean for their distribution network infrastructures.
As recent studies have proven, logistics in e-tailing can prove to be difficult. It is therefore important that there are key differentiators for e-tailers. Because of this development, logistics is now considered to be the backbone of the online retail industry. However, it is important to clarify that its quality varies massively across developing and developed countries.
Mobile users are now leading the e-commerce charge in developing markets worldwide. This will continue to grow as Millennials form a larger proportion of each country’s population in the coming years. As a result of this, it will drive the size of the consumer pool which are now considered ‘tech savvy’. Taking this into consideration, the people at 2 Flow created the infographic below that gives us all the statistics and facts on how the e-commerce boom has triggered a transformation in retail logistics.