Understanding the diversity of final delivery solutions for online retailing : A case of Shenzhen, China

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Conference on Transport Research : WCTR 2016 Shanghai
EditorsFusun Ulengin, Keping Li, Manfred Boltze
PublisherElsevier Procedia
Pages985-998
VolumePart 2
ISBN (Print)9781510842328
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTransportation Research Procedia
PublisherElsevier
Volume25
ISSN (Print)2352-1457

Conference

TitleWorld Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2016)
PlaceChina
CityShanghai
Period10 - 15 July 2016

Abstract

Since final distribution plays a significant role in the e-commerce logistics chains, it has drawn many stakeholders' attention and different solutions have been proposed to enhance the last-mile logistics. This is particular true in China, where the final parcel distribution systems are experiencing great challenges brought by the surging e-retailing. E-commerce companies, the third-party logistics service providers (3PLs), professional community delivery firms, real estate companies, and property management companies (PMC) focus collectively on the last distribution step from community gates to consumers' doorsteps. Despite many scholars in business management have investigated the classic patterns and related operation processes, little is known about the geographical variations of final distribution solutions themselves emerging in different urban areas. Taking Shenzhen as case study, the objective of this research is to understand the spatial diversity of e-commerce final delivery in this city with largest online transactions in China today.

Research Area(s)

  • delivery, e-commerce, Last-mile, retailing

Citation Format(s)

Understanding the diversity of final delivery solutions for online retailing : A case of Shenzhen, China. / Xiao, Zuopeng; Wang, James J; Lenzer, James; Sun, Yonghai.

World Conference on Transport Research : WCTR 2016 Shanghai. ed. / Fusun Ulengin; Keping Li; Manfred Boltze. Vol. Part 2 Elsevier Procedia, 2017. p. 985-998 (Transportation Research Procedia; Vol. 25).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review