Courier, express and parcel service providers have become important logistics providers both in the B2B and B2C sector. The offer of CEP services is concentrated on a large number of small and light consignments and is highly specialized and automated. Therefore the number of annual consignments of the CEP industry is steadily increasing. Based on a network of establishments of various sizes, the delivery of CEP services is divided into several stages. For the cities the last mile is the most important aspect. Usually each delivery address is approached by diesel-powered vans individually. This creates a variety of inner-city routes, which leads to several problems. The cities are struggling with increasing pollution, high traffic loads, decreasing traffic flow etc., effects that contradict the objectives of the cities. In search of more compatible delivery forms, the integration of a micro-depot into the delivery process enables the use of e-vehicles and transport wheels on the "very last mile". In order to successfully implement a micro-depot there must be certain framework conditions concerning the delivery area, the location and the used vehicles. At this point it is important for the city to create these conditions. Based on the requirements of functioning micro-depots and the objectives of the involved actors, recommendations for the cities were finally formulated. The focus is on a broad participation of as many actors as possible, as well as the setting of attractions and regulations. Due to the very low practical experience with micro-depots, the city still needs to act as an initiator and driver. This work should show the potential of the micro-depot concept as well as managerial opportunities of the cities and can hopefully motivate the municipalities to take the initiative to redesign the inner-city delivery logistics.