Apr 24, 2023
Cathy Morrow Roberson, founder and lead analyst at Logistics
Trends and Insights, discusses what trends in consumer spending
power and in-store shopping mean for e-commerce parcel volumes.
- Trends in US consumers' spending power
- What consumers are buying
- Consumers looking for bargains, and retailers looking to
- Discretionary spending vs essential purchases
- Rising food prices and fluctuating fuel prices
- Are consumers returning to in-store shopping? If so, is this at
the expense of e-commerce?
- The pandemic effect on retailers moving to omnichannel
- What does all this mean for parcel volumes?
- FedEx, UPS and USPS have been experiencing parcel volume
- Carriers looking for more profitable parcels
- Rate increases offsetting volume declines
- Regional carriers picking up volumes, but still representing a
small percentage of overall parcel volumes
- The future for delivery and e-commerce
- Inflation and interest rates
- Excess last mile capacity
- Automating sorting facilities
- Warehousing employment in the USA