In the logistics industry, 2021 was a period of constant change: the continued growth of e-commerce, the container crisis, the rapid expansion of fulfillment and micro-fulfillment, and so on.
Mexico suffered a 9% drop in the logistics market in 2020 and is expected to grow by 3.7% in 2021, according to World Bank estimates. In the ranking of 160 countries published by this organization, Mexico advanced 3 places in the logistics performance index, moving from 54th place in 2016 to 51st for 2018, according to data the same year, according to the latest available study issued by the LPI (Logistics Performance Index).
Undoubtedly, the logistics challenges for 2022 will be closely linked to online sales. E-commerce has changed consumer behavior and expectations, and is shaping the future of retail. 24% of online shoppers globally indicate that they would abandon their purchase order if they do not have an exact delivery date, while 38% would do so if the shipping time is longer than a week.
Thus, logistics services must evolve to become allies in the expansion of e-commerce. Some of the trends that will dominate this sector during 2022 will be:
- Blockchain. The trend for this year indicates that more and more companies will use Blockchain to collaborate with shipping companies and suppliers to use data stored in one place and will therefore be more transparent to provide high visibility to their end consumers.
- Consolidation of fulfillment. Consumer demands will undoubtedly provide further strength to the consolidation of the fulfillmentThe stores are making an effort to provide the best shopping experience to their consumers, from the moment the user sees the product online until it arrives at the comfort of his or her home.
- Green logistics. Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the products they consume. Part of that impact is due to the logistics chain, so many suppliers are looking for environmentally friendly alternatives. There is much to be done in this regard in terms of packaging materials, design of efficient logistics chains, use of sustainable and less polluting means of transportation, etc.
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