Supply Chain News: Some Retailers Pushing Slow Parcel Shipping but for Costs, not Yet Sustainability

, Supply Chain News: Some Retailers Pushing Slow Parcel Shipping but for Costs, not Yet Sustainability, TheCircularEconomy.com
Among the huge surge of parcel shipments in this Christmas season, with volumes expected to rise as much as 40% and UPS and FedEx refusing to take some shipments from retailers that have blown past their earlier forecasts, some retailer are pushing customers to consider slower deliveries.  For now, such moves seem entirely about cost savings and reducing parcel network congestion. But increasingly, retailers need to make similar moves in support of sustainability, says Gartner analyst Tom Enright.

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