The impacts of COVID-19 are seeing a trend in localisation.
The retail industry is seeing an upward trend in the localising of supply chains – whether it is on the product being sold, or other avenues of business, such as packaging supply.
According to research firm Kantar, the impacts of COVID-19 are seeing 65% of consumers now preferring to buy goods and services from their own country4.
Focus on sustainability in E-Commerce Packaging
In 2020 47% of consumers indicated to Australia Post that they wanted their packaging to be recyclable3.
This included 28% who were willing to wait longer for the delivery of their packaging if it reduced environmental impact - showing a trend in care for the environment.
Currently in Australia, around 56% of packaging waste is recycled, and this number is significantly lower for plastic packaging3.