E-commerce reduces the environmental impact of shopping by using about a third less energy than traditional retail, according to a new study.
And by offering a convenient mobile tyres fitting service, etyres confirms this figure, because the UK’s leading online tyres retailer saves vehicle owners having to drive to and from a depot.
The tyres fitters plan their routes each day to work out the most efficient delivery schedule, eliminating a time-consuming and costly step in the supply chain for customers.
This is supported by the report by the Carnegie Mellon Green Design Institute also states that e-commerce not only uses less energy, but its carbon footprint is also a third smaller than bricks-and-mortar retail.
The scientists found that by far the largest environmental cost of traditional shopping is a consumer driving his or her own car to a store (they assumed that the average person drives about 14 miles round-trip per shopping outing).
Ben Cann, etyres IT Department