Global E-Tailing 2025 - Scenario 4
Scenario 4 - Collaborative consumption in a regionalized retailing landscape
The global economy is stagnating. Trade barriers and high energy and raw material prices have led to a regionalization of the economy. People buy locally, as a rule. Sustainability and energy efficiency are the pivotal factors in shopping. Leasing and sharing models are therefore very common. The importance of personal possessions has diminished significantly for many people. Availability is what really matters.
Major online portals are mainly involved in leasing business. At regional and local level, a large proportion of swapping transactions are organized via smaller online platforms. Electronic equipment and consumer goods are modular in design so that their useful life can be prolonged. This facilitates both repair and maintenance. In addition to the traditional delivery solutions, the majority of logistics firms offers spare parts logistics as well as repair services.