Online shopping faces the prospect of a delivery levy to address the environmental impact of fulfilment.
The government is considering imposing a tax on online shopping deliveries because of the rise of ecommerce – especially during lockdown – and its consequent contribution to carbon emissions, The Times has reported.
A report from the Department for Transport (DfT) found that free and next-day delivery options had led to “over-ordering” because it is so easy for shoppers to return purchases they do not want free of charge.
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