E-commerce sales are growing faster than those of brick-and-mortar, but retailers hoping to profit off of digital’s rise need to confront the costly challenges that come with transporting goods. Free and fast shipping can convince consumers to shop online more often, but providing those perks can slash retailers’ profit margins. In this first installment of the three-part Future of Retail 2018 series, Business Insider Intelligence explores consumers’ delivery preferences, the challenges those demands pose to retailers, and the strategies retailers can use to meet consumers’ expectations of fulfillment without tanking their profitability.

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