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Black Friday: Most UK shoppers would wait longer for green deliveries


Black Friday: Most UK shoppers would wait longer for green deliveries

Half of UK shoppers would be willing to wait longer to receive an online
order if they knew it would be delivered in a sustainable way, new research
suggests.

That compares to 38 percent of Germans who would be willing to wait
longer for greener delivery, according to research by Ford.

For those in the UK, 58 percent would prefer their packages to be
delivered using electric-powered vehicles, compared to 54 percent of
Germans.

And people would even be willing to pay more for more energy-efficient
deliveries – 28 percent in the UK and 21 percent in Germany.

According to Ford, there are more than 32 million vans on Europe’s
roads. The automaker has begun introducing electrified versions of its vans
for businesses in Europe – part of its more than 11.5 billion dollar
investment in electrifying its vehicle range.

Other delivery companies like UPS, DPS and Amazon have also been ramping
up their sustainable options in recent months by introducing electric
delivery vans to their fleets.

Online orders have soared this year as people who would usually shop in
person have been forced to buy online due to worldwide store closures.

Black Friday this week is only going to add to that demand, with recent
research by Money.co.uk forecasting purchases during the sales bonanza to
increase by at least seven percent this year compared to 2019.

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