IPC's survey highlights the high demand for sustainable e-commerce

A large cross-border survey from IPC highlights the high demand for sustainable e-commerce and especially for reusable packaging. A service that Repack provides already for more than 100 webstores.

I thought I was cool and special for wanting a reusable packaging when ordering online. Apparently I'm just mainstream - an enormous study by the International Post Corporation says so. 

A deep dive into customer needs. 

For their anniversary, the International Post Corporation decided to celebrate with the largest study ever on cross-border online shopping, strongly focused on sustainability. To do so, they covered more than 40 countries and interviewed 36.000 consumers. Massive research on the topic. 
Anyway, let's go straight to the point. By exploring consumers’ views on sustainability when shopping online cross-border, one main discovery came out strong. Consumers strongly want their packages and deliveries to be sustainable. 
This aligns super well with our efforts to provide webstores a concrete and viable sustainable solution to their end-users. No more trashy orders is what we offer, and if you are wondering if people actually care, keep reading. 


79% of people want their parcel to be reusable.

They do care, a lot. Shoutout to IPC for even asking. But seriously, it feels good to read it.

You all know single-use packaging have become a serious global problem, so this is great news to know for a fact that the public opinion is shifting, strongly, in favor of a more sustainable consumption, not just for the end product but also for the entire process of ordering.

As a reminder, in 2016, world plastics production totalled 335 million metric tons. The main cause for this enormous increase in plastic production is packaging. In fact, half of annual plastic production is destined for a single-use product.

It packs up in our trash, covers hectares of land and fills up the oceans. Enough already. 

Give people what they want, and it's a #reuserevolution!

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