By  on April 11, 2018

The future of fulfillment is going to get fast while the convergence of physical retailing and online shopping is expected to transform the layout and footprint of stores. That’s the take of omnichannel retailers, manufacturers and logistics firms surveyed by Zebra Technologies Corp. in its latest research white paper, titled: “Future of Fulfillment Vision Study.”

As companies are preparing to meet the “growing needs of the on-demand economy,” respondents anticipate that 40 percent of parcels will be delivered within two hours by 2028. Researchers at Zebra, which offers rugged mobile computers as well as barcode scanners and printers, said 78 percent of the logistics companies polled “expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023.”

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