Although the store shopping remains the predominant way to buy, internet is modifying the end consumer's behaviour. In fact, the advance of information and communication technologies have pushed more and more people to choose to shop on-line. This can have significant impacts on freight traffic in urban areas because purchases have to be delivered to customers (e.g. at homes) through delivery tours that cannot always be optimised. Besides, additional costs for repeated deliveries can occur. The paper begins focusing on demographic and socio-economic factors that mainly influence end-consumer purchase production and subsequent trips. Then, a new system of models for simulating shopping choices, including e-shopping, is presented. The models were obtained by using surveys carried out in Rome where about 800 households were interviewed. The system of models were used to assess the effects on shopping and goods delivering under future demographic and socio-economic changes in an urban area. The results indicate these effects can be significant and specific solutions have to be pointed out for improving city sustainability.
Comi, A., & Nuzzolo, A. (2016). Exploring the Relationships Between e-shopping Attitudes and Urban Freight Transport. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA, 12, 399-412.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Comi, A., & Nuzzolo, A. (2016). Exploring the Relationships Between e-shopping Attitudes and Urban Freight Transport. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA, 12, 399-412.|
|Altre informazioni significative:||The authors gratefully acknowledge funds from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, project E82I15000390005 on ‘Smart urban freight transport: planning and DYNAmic management of urban LOADing and unloading areas’.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ICAR/05 - Trasporti|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.075|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Pubblicato|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||Exploring the Relationships Between e-shopping Attitudes and Urban Freight Transport|
|Autori:||Comi, A; Nuzzolo, A|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|