India’s e-commerce retail logistics industry to grow 36% in 5 years

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New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian e-commerce retail logistics industry would grow 36 per cent in the next five years, a report said here on Friday.

“The e-commerce retail logistics market is valued at $35 billion in 2018, and is projected to witness a growth of 36 per cent in the coming five years,” said a joint report by KPMG and CII.

The sector is serviced by traditional logistics service providers, e-commerce retail focused logistics service providers and captive logistics arms.

“It is largely a captive market (49 per cent share), however, a sizeable share is still dominated by new age players catering especially to e-commerce retail,” the report said.

The study further revealed that return shipments constitute 18-20 per cent of total shipments in the e-commerce indutry.

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“However, with stricter return policies and improvement in processes, returns are expected to reduce to 10-12 per cent by 2020.”

–IANS

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