The German use of when shopping on the Internet, like the possibility to send the products back. In the past year, the University of Bamberg 280 million packages and 487 million articles are declined according to data by scientists at the dealer – that’s every sixth packet. “Thus, total costs in the amount estimated to 5.46 billion euros, the wear on the one hand, the customer through higher prices in the market, on the other hand, the margins of E-Commerce-a burden on retailers,” says Björn Asdecker of the research group returns management.

single return shipment costs, therefore, on average, 19,51 Euro, of which half is for Transport. Although only four percent of the returned items in the trash landed. But everything must first be seen and evaluated. After all, 79 percent are sold directly as A product, and a further 13 per cent as B-stock, according to the researchers. And three percent would be sold to industrial recyclers, or non-profit organizations donated.

returns continue to affect the climate

The market usually granted withdrawal period of 28 days spent far in excess of the legally prescribed 14 days, explained Asdecker. But the returns continue to affect the climate as much as “a day of 2,200 car trips from Hamburg to Moscow” or 238.000 tonnes of CO2 last year.

The Internet mail-order trade has, according to the Federal Association BEVH last year Were sold for to 65.1 billion euros. In the current year, he anticipates an eleven percent increase to 72 billion. The research group management of returns include 438, traders, logistics service providers, producers and experts.