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Online customers may face mandatory delivery charge

Post by Dream on » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:27 am

People who order goods online could face a compulsory delivery charge as part of a campaign to cut congestion and toxic emissions, says The Times. With a surge in delivery vans on British roads, the government is considering a range of measures to reduce the impact of the e-commerce boom. Advisers say the introduction of free and next-day delivery deals has led to “unnecessary over-ordering”.

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Re: Online customers may face mandatory delivery charge

Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:20 am

So,
I stop selling my products for £4.99 with free delivery
And sell them for £3.99 and charge £1 for delivery.
Has this been thought though?
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Post by regulator » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:22 am

kevinchess1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:20 am
So,
I stop selling my products for £4.99 with free delivery
And sell them for £3.99 and charge £1 for delivery.
Has this been thought though?
As with 100% of government imposed stupidity, no.
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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am

Taxing something won't solve the problem.
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Post by pakefield » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:19 pm

At the moment Jo/Joe Bloggs is buying 6 tops, takes them out of the packet so they can see which one they like best. Maybe try on three. You know same as in a shop. But the five in a shop Bloggs did not buy will remain on sale whereas the five Bloggs returns may end up on ebay or a cut price shop. But all too often they will end up in landfill.

Can you imagine the damage to the environment and global warming this does? So maybe p and p will stop Bloggs doing this so much. Or maybe it should be p and p on returns to stop Bloggs ordering just to look at in the way they would in a shop.

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Post by kevinchess1 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 pm

For the last three months Britain has been cleaner and less polluted than any time for decades as everyone sat and home and didn’t jump into their cars to go to work or the shops and the only thing moving on the road were delivery trucks.
Surprisingly delivery exclusively didn’t work out that badly for the atmosphere.
The real issue for pollution is, and always has been, private cars.
The best way to tackle that is cheap/free bus journey and/or congestion charges
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Post by Richard Frost » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:31 pm

kevinchess1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 pm
The best way to tackle that is cheap/free bus journey and/or congestion charges
It never worked for me. The last time I took public transport of any description, was when I flew to Malaysia 6 years ago. Call me selfish if you wish, but I am very content using my car. I have no plans to change that anytime soon.
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Post by blythburgh » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:49 am

pakefield wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:19 pm
At the moment Jo/Joe Bloggs is buying 6 tops, takes them out of the packet so they can see which one they like best. Maybe try on three. You know same as in a shop. But the five in a shop Bloggs did not buy will remain on sale whereas the five Bloggs returns may end up on ebay or a cut price shop. But all too often they will end up in landfill.

Can you imagine the damage to the environment and global warming this does? So maybe p and p will stop Bloggs doing this so much. Or maybe it should be p and p on returns to stop Bloggs ordering just to look at in the way they would in a shop.
I hop[e my DH is not including me. I only shop online for things I need and have a reason for shopping online for. Sometimes spend enough to get free P and P others pay for delivery. Have yet to return anything.
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Post by macliam » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:48 am

Richard Frost wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:31 pm
kevinchess1 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 pm
The best way to tackle that is cheap/free bus journey and/or congestion charges
It never worked for me. The last time I took public transport of any description, was when I flew to Malaysia 6 years ago. Call me selfish if you wish, but I am very content using my car. I have no plans to change that anytime soon.
For those of us who live outside urban areas, public transport is a joke - infrequent, unreliable and expensive. I can count the number of times I see a bus in any one week on the fingers of one hand - and it is almost impossible to plan anything around the provision. When I was in London, I lived without a car for 12 years because it was more convenient to use public transport... so a one-size-fits-all solution is impossible.

As for imposing a charge for online transactions, the costs in transport terms are offset by each and everyone not driving to the shops, the costs in "wastage" are due to the drive by online retailers to shift product...... it would make more sense to make suppliers pay a charge for recycling.
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Re: Online customers may face mandatory delivery charge

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 pm

I don't like to buy my clothing online. I like to see it in real life. Consequently, I've never bought clothing online.
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