TITLE: The Development of the Concept of Consolidation Centers in Using the Sharing Economy in Postal Services / Logistics
AUTHORS: Jelena Milutinović, Biljana Grgurović, Stevan Veličković, Slavica Radosavljević
ABSTRACT: Switching the business philosophy from “having” to “sharing/using” is especially important when it comes to information technologies, where there is a direct connection between interested parties which, at the same time, can be potential providers and users of services. This principle has found its place in various areas (transportation, services, education, entrepreneurship, real estate, commerce, finance, information technologies). Through its application, companies gain the possibility to demonstrate their potential for contributing to the community, reducing environmental impact, and staying profitable. As the interest in goods in urban areas has been on the rise in the whole world, the necessity for measures which would lower the negative effects of freight traffic is inevitable. In that context, in this paper, we will consider the possibilities of applying different models of the sharing economy concept in postal services, as well as the factors which affect the application and implementation of this concept.
KEYWORDS: Sharing economy, Urban areas, Freight traffic, Postal services