Consumer trend: e-commerce is boosting Deutsche Post to 7 million packages per day



Deutsche Post DHL reported that it delivered more packages than ever before. Shortly before Christmas, the company for the first time ever reached the watermark of 7 million packages processed per day, said CFO Larry Rosen today.

Rosen says that e-commerce is responsible for the increase in package delivery.

European e-commerce is booming, as Europeans increasingly do their shopping at huge e-commerce players like Rocket Internet’s Zalando. Even the traditional seasonal bargain hunting is now moving online, as we wrote recently.

At the moment, Deutsche Post says that e-commerce shipping accounts for about 7 percent of the revenue of the company, but the company expects this to increase to 20 percent of its business as e-commerce in Germany matures further.

Deutsche Post is also actively investing in the e-commerce business. It recently bought out the majority shareholder of German online supermarket allyouneed.com.

For 2012, Deutsche Post expects an operating profit of 2,6 to 2,7 billion euros, it said.

via Handelsblatt via Reuters.

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