The cities like Paris are tackling critical issues like higher greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, traffic and congestion due to the changes in consumer habits and booming e-commerce which is increasing the scale of delivery to numbers never seen before. The report “Sustainability in the last-mile delivery of groceries on the example of Grand Paris” written by Jérôme Libeskind, Olivier Dauvers, Stephane Legatelois and Marek Piotrowski, delivers the insights on how to create the last-mile delivery infrastructure which will be sustainable and therefore better for the planet, convenient and affordable for the people and profitable for the market players.
The authors of the report analyzed the environmental impact of different e-grocery delivery options in Grand Paris: home delivery model, hypermarket shopping model and multi-brand pick-up hubs model – Delipop Network. Delipop, the first fully automated e-grocery pickup multi-brand network based on robotic technology, contains Retail Robotics’ Arctan machines and a specialized information system. Every Delipop consists of two modules with 2 climate zones (4 and –18o C), containing from 94 up to 200 logistic bins and 28 frozen lockers. The collection process is very fast – a typical order can be picked up by the customer in 1 minute and 30 seconds, with the collection time of one bin in less than 30 seconds. Customers who have questions during the pick-up can contact Delipop Friends – a customer service assisting them in real time. Thanks to the Retail Robotics’ internal robotization system, pickup points can accommodate hundreds of orders and therefore support multi-hubs and improve the effectiveness of couriers and vans used.
According to the report’s calculation, the Delipop automated pick-up points model provides a reduction of environmental impact by 77% compared to the home delivery service and 92% compared to the hypermarket purchases. Delivery to Delipop chain generates 15 times fewer kilometers driven – less cars, no blocked streets and no double parking.
Based on the study of Delipop Model in Grand Paris – the network of planned 350 pick-up points will reduce CO2 emission versus home delivery by more than it is absorbed by all 500,000 trees which grow in Paris. In comparison to the home delivery model it can generate “savings” in CO2 emissions comparable to CO2 absorbed by 536.000 trees and in comparison to hypermarket shopping the “savings” are even 3 times bigger and comparable to a forest of over 1.8 mln trees.
Download the full report and check the report website for more insights here: https://www.sustainability-report.delipop.com