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 [10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.075].

Exploring the Relationships Between e-shopping Attitudes and Urban Freight Transport

COMI, ANTONIO;NUZZOLO, AGOSTINO
2016

Abstract

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.
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ICAR/05 - Trasporti
eng
urban transport; urban goods distribution; city logistics; shopping demand; urban freight transport; end-consumer behaviour; e-shopping
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’.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352146516000764
Comi, A., & Nuzzolo, A. (2016). Exploring the Relationships Between e-shopping Attitudes and Urban Freight Transport. TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PROCEDIA, 12, 399-412 [10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.075].
Comi, A; Nuzzolo, A
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