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E-commerce in France and Germany a comparative analysis

Seidel, Saskia and Blanquart, Corinne (2020) E-commerce in France and Germany a comparative analysis. Recherche Transports Sécurité. Elsevier. doi: 10.25578/RTS_ISSN1951-6614_2020-08. ISSN 0761-8980.

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Abstract

E-commerce experienced strong growth in the last decades. Nowadays, there is hardly any product which cannot be purchased online. But as online sales are not successful for all types of articles, not all retail branches are affected in the same way by the development of e-commerce. Furthermore, depending on the type of purchased product different transport handling is required. Moreover we can find different developments of e-commerce in various countries. Even comparing neighbouring countries we can observe differences. The aim of the paper is, on a basis of a metastudy, a comparative study of the development of business-to-consumer e-commerce in France and Germany considering also consumer behaviour, online sellers as well as offered transport solutions. The results of the analysis regarding consumer behaviour revealed that home deliveries are the preferred option. Nevertheless we see that transport providers develop ideas to offer alternative delivery solutions, also pushed by online sellers who strongly participate in determine and shaping the offer of delivery services.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115779/
Document Type:Article
Title:E-commerce in France and Germany a comparative analysis
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Seidel, SaskiaSaskia.Seidel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Blanquart, Corinnecorinne.blanquart (at) ifsttar.frUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 October 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Recherche Transports Sécurité
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.25578/RTS_ISSN1951-6614_2020-08
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0761-8980
Status:Published
Keywords:e-commerce, final deliveries
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Energie und Verkehr
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Seidel, Saskia
Deposited On:21 Oct 2019 11:07
Last Modified:19 Nov 2021 20:36

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