The strengthening of parcel delivery capabilities within the European Union is one of the pillars of the Digital Single Market Strategy. It is another step towards the further digitisation of commerce in Europe. The implementation of a clear regulatory environment for the intra-EU delivery of parcels has the potential to benefit many SMEs active in cross-border e-commerce. A more transparent, affordable, and reliable parcel delivery could spur the purchase of goods online. Moreover, efficient delivery solutions are key to those smaller enterprises that operate from peripheral areas. SMEs are in favour of a system whereby an integrated European delivery system makes this market more competitive, transparent and diverse. Similarly, consumers will benefit from affordable, transparent and reliable delivery services, throughout the EU, increasing consumer confidence.