Last Mile Innovation in the Netherlands in 2022: How the Country of Bicycles Transforms Last Mile Delivery
The Netherlands have seen unprecedented growth in last mile delivery over the past years. Leading the way in sustainable transport as well as e-commerce, they provide impulses for other European countries.
Parcel costs are on the rise and customers disapprove of growing numbers of delivery vans on the streets. As a result, cities and the logistics industry are piloting alternative solutions in last mile innovation.
Note: There is an updated version of this article in 2022 available, which can be found here:
The Online Boom Drives Parcel Volume
The ongoing boom in ordering goods online has led to a boom in the logistics industry in the Netherlands with 295 million packages delivered (plus 30% compared to 2015). However, it is only now that consumers have begun to complain about the high number of delivery vans clogging up the narrow streets of Amsterdam.