The current problems of the parcel industry were unfortunately clearly written in the stars. The business model of the webshops and distributors has reached its limits. A lot can be learned from the airline industry, but consumers too will have to become more aware of the challenges the e-commerce parcel market faces.
The COVID-19 crisis offers a great opportunity for your local bakery, specialized retailer or grocery store. The obligatory closure of physical shops forced many of them to finally set up a webshop while consumers had to move online to purchase products. Joris Beckers (UAntwerp) explains why entrepreneurs should now benefit from the efforts made and professionalize their online channel.
Shopping at online Chinese e-commerceplatformen such as AliExpress and Wish is hot, because it’s incredibly cheap. In the near future, this might come to an end. The game is changing, and this market too doesn’t escape the impact of the corona crisis. Roel Gevaers and Wouter Dewulf can tell us all about it.