The eCommerce industry is always growing, but the industry has seen an exponential growth rate since the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, we saw a huge decrease in in-store shopping due to lockdown restrictions, with most consumers opting to fulfil their shopping needs online.
With this, we have also seen a number of trends within the eCommerce (and logistics) industry. In 2022, we saw a growing number of eCommerce trends, and there is little doubt that 2023 will see further trends burgeoning. It is important to take note of these trends to stay ahead of the curve in the world of eCommerce, so let’s take a look at some of the emerging trends.
Of course, the demand for 3PL’s has seen a huge increase, with more people looking to outsource their eCommerce fulfilment and delivery due to the increased popularity of online shopping.
However, an increased demand for 3PL’s means that there is a greater need for eco-friendly practices to be adopted in order to reduce carbon emissions. To put it simply, the planet needs our help, and businesses are now taking the necessary actions needed to become more sustainable.
Consumers are redefining their expectations and values, and are more interested in supporting eco-friendly businesses. When customers purchase from an eco-friendly business, they feel part of the worthwhile cause and their purchases are helping to benefit the environment. Consumers are opting for businesses that use eco-friendly packaging and CO2 neutral shipping.