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Kiezkaufhaus: hassle-free shopping that’s hyperlocal

Online shopping may be convenient, but it often makes little logistical sense to undercut local businesses and add to the already massive delivery carbon footprint. German online retail start-up Kiezkaufhaus wants to solve this problem, offering same-day delivery from stores local to customers.

Location Germany

Scope
The internet has transformed how we shop; over 40% of internet users globally have purchased something online, with figures in Germany rising as high as 98%. [1][2] But while it may be convenient, buying products this way often makes little logistical sense, undercutting local businesses and adding to the already massive carbon footprint of delivery.

For instance, a book ordered on Amazon might come from the other side of the world even though a publisher is the other side of the street, while a t-shirt bought on ASOS could be in stock at the shop ...

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