Helping retailers and customers reduce their carbon-footprint by choosing local pickup
How does local pickup help the environment?
The growth of online shopping has increased the number of delivery trucks on the road, resulting in an increase of harmful carbon emissions, especially in urban areas. If a delivery is missed, couriers will usually attempt a second (or even a third) delivery, further adding to emissions.
When a shopper chooses local pickup, drivers can deliver multiple packages to one place and cover fewer miles compared to driving from one home to the next.
Plus, local pickup puts convenience in shoppers’ hands. So whether they choose to collect their package from somewhere close to their home, on their commute or near their workplace, overall CO2 emissions are drastically reduced.
Why is green shipping important?
Conscious consumerism is becoming an increasingly important part of today's retail landscape and shoppers know that package deliveries contribute to harmful emissions.
With more shoppers looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment, offering local pickup as a shipping method checks both the planet-friendly and convenience boxes.
41% of US shoppers care about how their online orders contribute to carbon emissions and traffic congestion
And 55% say that they would choose a consolidated delivery service over home delivery if they had the choice
88% of consumers want the brands they shop with to help them live more sustainably, factoring into a greener lifestyle