Current situationMore than 40 billion e-commerce transactions (and returns) are being made each year globally. This amount is expected to grow at a steady pace in the upcoming years and is obviously contributing to its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions globally. For e-commerce, most of the pollution comes from the delivery of goods.
How is that?
For e-shops, it’s common that they produce their products far from its main country. A typical Swedish e-shop, who produce their products in China, got their products shipped from a supplier in China to a warehouse in Sweden. Then when a customer in Asia is placing an order from the e-shop, the product is shipped back to Asia.
This inefficient way of transporting products back and forward is affecting not only the environment but also affects the entire shopping experience, where the customer must wait an unreasonably long time to receive their products (sometimes up to several weeks).
So it is not only a costly and time-consuming way of handling logistics, but it also has a huge negative impact on the environment, due to all emissions caused by the shipping.
This can be seen all over the world by millions of e-shops who are selling products in multiple countries.
Prime Penguin solution
The plug and play technology and partner network of Prime Penguin has the potential of cutting down on the emissions occurred by transportation without causing any delay in the order delivery time. The long distance and the direct deliveries can be changed into shorter and more environmentally friendly deliveries, thanks to the network and smartness of Prime Penguin.
How does it work?
For example: instead of shipping a product back to Asia, Prime Penguin enable the e-shop to set up a satellite warehouse and get full-service logistics close to its customers. This way of using satellite warehouses will have a tremendous impact on the environment, since the products can be sent directly from the factory into the selected warehouse in Asia.
The high logistic quality is maintained due to a solid and careful selection process when Prime Penguin is adding new partners to the network. Prime Penguin is always working with the best, most reliable 3PL out there who consider the environment as important.
Our unique and user-friendly platform gives the e-shop full transparency and control over all warehouse activities, regardless of where the warehouses are located.
Also, based on where the customer and suppliers are located, the platform can calculate and suggest where to set up the next satellite warehouse. All beneficial for the climate.
This is just the start… and we won’t stop improving.
Please share your ideas, for a better climate, with us and stay tuned at: primepenguin.com/environment