If you live or work in Central London you may well be aware of this already: Top Shop delivery by vespa. Simply phone or order online and a vespa will zip out and deliver your order to your doorstep or desk. Easy to get through the stifled London traffic and perfect for that Friday afternoon conundrum about what to wear.

Another reason to look at this concept is to consider how retailers are using their space. With rents for inner city properties reaching an all time high, retailers have to consider how to best maximize their space. Using of space for warehousing is, probably, less profitable than using space to display items for sale. Will we see more retailers using vespas and motorbikes delivering direct to the consumer from a central distribution base?

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