E-commerce in Germany is expected to grow 11% by the end of 2019
According to Ecommerce News, German consumers will order products online with a total value of €70 billion in 2019. However, despite every 6th parcel is expected to be returned, a legally required return tax could help.
Economic researchers at the University of Bamberg revealed that a required return tax could help with reducing the amount of garbage and decreasing climate change.
The research says a tax of €2.95 per shipment could avoid around 16% of all returns, affecting about 80 million items.