ABI Research: E-Commerce, Contactless Spur 15% Last-Mile Delivery Growth by 2025

2021 will continue to see additional form factors, including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to expand the need for contactless delivery and scale last mile and yard.

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Double-digit e-commerce growth and a continued desire for contactless delivery continue to foster growth in last-mile delivery options, even despite slower growth in other commercial transportation verticals, according to ABI Research.

“These opportunities range from massive retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target, along with local grocers, beverage companies and restaurants,” says Susan Beardslee, principal analyst, freight transportation and logistics for ABI Research.

From PR Newswire:

  • 2021 will continue to see additional form factors, including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to expand the need for contactless delivery and scale last mile and yard.
  • Telematics connections for last-mile delivery in North America alone are forecasted to more than double from .51 million to 1.03 million in 2025.