March 20, 2019
Under the Liaison Conference on Productivity Improvement between Delivery Service Businesses and EC Businesses*, the efforts for encouraging delivery service businesses to provide customers with various alternatives for receiving parcel delivery was brought up for discussions.
A doorstep delivery service, which is a non-face-to-face delivery where parcels are left at the entranceway or other designated place of a consignee's dwelling, is currently becoming popular as one of such alternatives. Aiming to clarify challenges in further dissemination of such delivery methods and discuss future approaches by relevant ministries and industries for overcoming challenges, METI decided to convene a Doorstep Delivery Service Conference and to hold a meeting as follows.
The conference will generate a report which provides case examples of doorstep delivery services provided by delivery agents, in addition to a summary report of the discussion results. METI will widely disseminate these reports to the public in order to develop awareness among relevant industries and customers about doorstep delivery services.
* Please refer to the following website for the details of discussion in the Liaison Conference on Productivity Improvement between Delivery Service Businesses and EC Businesses.
- Report released by the Liaison Conference on Productivity Improvement between Delivery Service Businesses and EC Businesses (on November 2, 2018, in Japanese)(PDF:687KB)
1. Date and time
March 25 (Mon.), 2019; from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Special Meeting Room 3, 17th floor, METI Main Building
(1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
- Inauguration of the Doorstep Delivery Service Conference
- Outline of the results of “Survey on Redeliveries in Mail-Order and Delivery Services”
- Introduction of case examples of efforts by delivery agents
- Exchange of opinions
4. Council members
Note: This conference will be closed to the public.
Divisions in Charge
- Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
- Logistics Policy Division, Policy Bureau, MLIT