The new expert taskforce launched yesterday by Ecommerce Europe further boosts the European e-commerce association’s solid expertise in parcel delivery and aims at creating a platform where several stakeholders can exchange information, ideas and best practices.
“Through this new Taskforce, Ecommerce Europe wishes to actively bring stakeholders together to discuss and stimulate change, in order to better cater to the online merchants’ needs and to achieve more innovation in the logistics chain”, declared Margreet Lommerts, Secretary General ad interim of Ecommerce Europe.
To harmonize the currently fragmented market, collaboration of all stakeholders in the sector (online merchants, delivery service providers, regulators, solution providers, consumer organizations) on all levels is necessary. High European delivery performance is a key driver for the success of online merchants and their business models, and this scenario can only be achieved if the actors of the logistic chain cooperate and actively engage in shaping the necessary market fundamentals.
“As the representative of the biggest users of parcel delivery services, Ecommerce Europe actively participates in, and chairs, several fora at global and European level. In this way, we ensure that standards being shaped at both levels are coherent and interoperable, so that a truly international parcel delivery market can be developed”, stated César Tello, Chair of the e-Logistics Working Group of Ecommerce Europe. “Given all the important developments that are currently happening in the delivery value chain, we believe that creating an e-Logistics Taskforce will be mutually beneficial for all parties involved”, added Walter Trezek, Co-Chair of the e-Logistics Working Group.
Ecommerce Europe launched the newly formed expert taskforce at a kick-off meeting in Brussels on 23 November. The launch of the taskforce was also an opportunity for Ecommerce Europe to give a detailed presentation on the different policy developments and international regularity evolutions affecting the parcel delivery landscape both at European and global level.