2019 was a significant year for e-commerce growth worldwide, up about 20 percent over the previous 12 months. And, which is nice for online retailers, this growth will break new records next year. In this article, you will learn more about shipping and logistics trends that are expected in 2020.
4 main trends that will affect shipping and logistics in 2020
When it comes to implementation, two trends will come to the fore in 2020: personalization and efficiency will be key trends in the shipping industry. Personalization: product tracking service. Good and high-quality packaging of goods, which is important for the customer / recipient.
Transition to a multimodal mode of transport.
You might think that it doesn't matter to customers how their goods will be delivered. However, at present, the multimodal type of transportation is in great demand due to its low cost, compared with other types of transportation, as well as high-speed efficiency, which allows faster delivery of goods.
SMEs (small medium-sized businesses) are becoming global.
E-commerce abroad has intensified in recent years, and in 2020 it will grow rapidly. Small and medium-sized enterprises are rapidly gaining popularity - global growth is one of the most significant trends in the logistics industry. It is also one of the main factors in the growth of shipping. In fact, most companies ship on average to at least four other countries. In addition, between 2018 and 2019, international traffic increased by 85.39%. The reason for this should be obvious. Entering international markets means a much larger customer base and an equally significant increase in sales.
Delivery as a growth strategy.
Cross-border transport can be a little intimidating. But this is by far one of the most important logistic trends in e-commerce. High-quality transportation includes not only beautiful packaging, but also a response with customers, informing customers about their product will not only reassure the customer, but also leave a favorable impression about the company.