The rise of e-commerce has brought increasing levels of convenience to shoppers – especially around the holiday time. The ability to buy goods online that aren’t available locally can be too good to resist – if it’s a little expensive.
How expensive? Leading Amazon software platform, Sellics, has released a study revealing the price of sending a package via local express shipping around the globe. As shipping and the various costs involved are such vital aspects of any e-commerce business, the software platform decided to investigate if the cost of shipping a standard, two kilogram package differs hugely from country to country. The results determine if there are some locations that have an advantage when it comes to their shipping infrastructure.
South Africa, surprisingly, doesn’t rank too badly – coming in cheaper than many western European countries, the United Stated of America and the United Kingdom. The data looks at the prices from the world’s three biggest shipping companies, UPS, DHL and Fedex, as well as local shipping companies in each market.
The final results table reveals the average delivery costs (from least to most expensive) and the percent deviation between the worldwide average. A positive percentage indicates that the cost is more expensive, while a negative deviation shows that the cost is less expensive than the average.
|Rank||Country||Average Delivery Cost by Local Express Shipping,
|Percent Deviation of Local Shipping Costs Compared to World Average|