Parcel Delivery in European Online Retailing (Communication)

The Commission wants to stimulate cross-border e-commerce in the EU by improving parcel delivery conditions.


The active inclusion of all the main interest groups in the decision-making process increases the acceptance of the agreed measures. The consolidation of small shipments by smaller e-retailers delays their parcel delivery and puts them at a competitive disadvantage with regard to large e-retailers. Obligatory tracking of shipments in the case of "lighter parcels" restricts competition and leads to reductions in efficiency on the parcel delivery market.