Do you use credit card alternatives for ecommerce?
Lifestyle News | Posted Monday, 28th Mar
Ecommerce can be a more environmentally-friendly way of making purchases online, and users of credit card alternatives may wish to see if they can go greener through this route.
According to a survey of 1,320 shoppers by IMRG, a majority (64.2 per cent) would prioritise carbon-friendly delivery of goods, although only if it did not come at much extra cost.
Meanwhile, 72.9 per cent agreed that ecommerce is a greener alternative to shopping on the high street, due to the lower fuel consumption involved.
Nigel Berman, founder of nigelsecostore.com, said price is still the foremost concern of most shoppers - something users of credit card alternatives might agree with.
"Rising fuel prices, as much as environmental concerns, are making delivery companies look at becoming more efficient though, and the companies we use - Royal Mail and TNT - have strong environmental policies," he added.
According to Mr Berman, studies have shown that CO2 emissions from a van delivery are significantly lower than making a trip to the shops to buy one item.