Amazon competes with DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group investor presentation 2019. Source: DHL.

As Amazon moves more and more shipments with its own logistics, Deutsche Post is closing its parcel center next to the Amazon logistics center in Graben near Augsburg. The reason: Amazon’s “increased self-delivery in Germany,” according to a spokesperson for Deutsche Post DHL Group. And this might be just a beginning. There are more DHL logistic centers next to Amazon fulfillment centers, as for example in Rheinberg.

As a result, DHL’s growth in parcel business is increasingly shrinking, despite e-commerce boom. The loss of market share is explained as a strategy. Here is the presentation for 2019 and the goals for the future.

Sources: DHL and Süddeutsche Zeitung.