MAGAZINE  №5 (94) October 2019


CATEGORY  E-commerce corporate logistics Logistic integration and coordination Logistic services market Retail companies’ corporate logistics



 As the e-commerce market develops it has been gradually consolidating. More and more e-marketplaces appear over time. They unite a number of internet-retailers, significant part of which is represented by small and medium enterprises. Active growth of e-marketplaces poses new challenges for the e-commerce logistics. Great number of parties (both consumers and sellers), constantly growing assortment range, different models of interaction with suppliers, in combination with ongoing geographical expansion, have been considerably complicating e-marketplaces logistics support.
The author of the paper suggests the classification of e-marketplaces, conducts comparative analysis of the biggest electronic retail platforms operating in Russia, studies typical issues of their logistics activity, examines the opportunity of the horizontal collaboration mechanism's application to tackle some of these problems. By applying the methods of comparative analysis, classification, analogy, as well as the methods of horizontal collaboration, the author has gained the following results:
1. Defined the factors influencing complex nature of the e-marketplaces logistics compared to the logistics activity of pure internet retailers
2. Formulated conditions under which horizontal collaboration at the e-marketplaces can be used in the efficient and effective way
3. Proposed options for the distribution of the groups of functions between the participants of the horizontal collaboration project (internet retailers, marketing intermediaries specialized in introducing products to different virtual platforms, e-marketplace, logistics service providers, banks and/or fintech companies, project curator ensuring the parties interaction)
4. Suggested application of the Shapley vector method to share the gains of the e-marketplace's sellers collaboration.

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 Keywords:  logistics of internet retailing ecommerce horizontal cooperation horizontal collaboration emarketplace marketplace

MAGAZINE №6(89) December 2018




CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews E-commerce corporate logistics Return flows management (reverse logistics)


The article deals with the issues of reverse logistics in internet retail. The authors provide a literature review of articles on the practice of managing return flows in internet retail and analyze the features of reverse logistics in this area. 

In the article, the authors consider the existing approaches in reverse logistics in internet retail, analyze the barriers to their implementation and ways of return flows handling. The three levels of decision-making in the return management in internet retail logistics and specific tasks for each of them are defined. The result of the work was an algorithm reflecting the sequence of formation of the system of control of return flows. 

This procedure makes it possible to take into account the characteristics of managing return flows in internet retail (a large number of reasons for returns, handling complexity, etc.) and base to manage return flows and implement the control function in accordance with them.

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MAGAZINE  №6 (59) December 2013


Elyashevich I. P.,

Frolova M. V. - purchasing managers and the organization of local traffic, Panalpina

Pozamantirov D. O. - intern, department Supply Chain Management, METRO Cash & Carry

CATEGORY Corporate logistics e-business Reviews and Analytics 


Postamates are an effective tool for delivering online orders, which allows to significantly reducing the costs associated with the operation of courier services. We propose a universal approach that allows online stores to manage inventory and make purchases of goods from suppliers based on the statistics of orders, distributed by day of week and delivered by the systems of postamates. The practical implementation of this approach can enable customers to improve the level of service and get a competitive advantage. 




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