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USPS loses to Amazon Logistics and remains 3% below the previous year
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By Jochen Krischat the • ( 4 )
In the USA you can already see what DHL, Hermes & Co. will bloom if they continue like this. So the US Post now has for the most recent quarter for the first time parcel volumes declined by more than 3% and writes (PDF):
"Certain major customers of the Postal Service have recently begun diverting additional volume from the Postal Service’s network by in-sourcing the last-mile delivery.
These customers are also aggressively pricing their products and services in order to fill their networks and grow package density. "
Last year, Amazon started a logistics offensive ("Amazon is looking for hundreds of entrepreneurs to deliver") and provided vehicles accordingly ("Here are 20,000 Prime Sprinters for Amazon City Logistik"):
But not only Amazon, Wayfair is also driving its own logistics forward (PDF source):
See also Wayfair grabs the boss of the Kaufland delivery service.
Most recently, Fedex decided not to deliver for Amazon anymore after they were quite relaxed in 2017:
The words of the then head of the Hermes and Otto Group (“I can't imagine Amazon setting up an autonomous parcel logistics”) are also legendary.
We have been dealing intensively with the upheavals in logistics for 5 years ("Exchanges # 46: DHL and the future of shipping logistics") in the Exchanges:
For information on the requirements for modern delivery services for online retail, see Could DHL, Hermes & Co. be more than parcel pushers?
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