No one gets away.
Iceland Post can barely keep up with delivering mail orders arriving from abroad. When Icelanders discovered the Chinese online store AliExpress in 2013 and, subsequently, other similar ones, there was an explosion in the number of online orders, according to Vésteinn Viðarsson, parcel manager at Iceland Post, Umræðan reports.
“That year, the number of registered parcels from abroad doubled, and since , the number has increased seven-fold,” he remarked. “Today, we get seven parcels for each one we got in 2012. Last year was a record year, and there is already every indication that in 2017, that record will be broken.”
What happens to retail in general when the industry itself becomes more and more global?