The percentage of retail sales that take place online has steadily risen over the past decade, from about 5% of total retail sales to almost 15% today. In the US, nearly one trillion dollars is now being spent annually at online retailers according to recent figures from the US Census Bureau. As you might expect, this surge in online shopping is creating both opportunities and strains in the shipping industry that is having to continually adapt to meet the increased demand. In the worst case, these pressures could lead to situations where packages are hastily handled in the rush to meet strict deadlines.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/handle-with-care-safeguard-packages-during-transit-using-ai