Ecommerce Europe advocates the standardization of postal and supply chain management standards, so that orders may be delivered to the end customer with a single label, as revealed in a statement where they were involved in.
Over the past four months, representatives of the member countries of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) have worked towards this end, obtaining the approval of the Technical Specification (TS 17073) for postal services for sending parcels across borders.
The European association also highlights that this is a very important step to simplify the process: “This is a big step forward towards the innovation of cross-border parcel delivery services in Europe. One of the main causes of difficulties in order delivery was the different regulations between network owners, resulting from unfavorable market conditions for online merchants”.
For the first time, closed networks and open specifications can be classified under a single label.
Ecommerce Europe will then re-evaluate its manifesto which was published in September 2016 advocating for a better parcel delivery market in Europe taking into account this recent single label vote and the development of the Proposed Regulation on parcel delivery services cross-border orders.