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Courier costs have been raised one after another. How to reduce the cost of logistics in the logistics industry?

Release time:2018-09-05 Browse:1112

How does the cost of express delivery increase the way the logistics industry reduces costs and increases efficiency?


The high logistics cost has always been an important shortcoming that restricts the development and growth of logistics enterprises. How to effectively reduce costs and increase efficiency has become an important issue for industry companies.


Nowadays, the annual double eleven is approaching, the express delivery industry has started to increase the express delivery fee: On September 21, Zhongtong Express issued a notice on adjusting the express delivery fee in some regions; Yunda shares also recently released to the various outlets to adjust to Shanghai. Regional Express Delivery Fee Notice.


Is the express delivery industry going to stage a price war? Mid-Autumn Festival will increase the price of the courier fee, how will the double eleven will be adjusted?


Logistics costs remain high


As we all know, the logistics industry is a composite service industry that integrates transportation, warehousing, freight forwarding, and information industries. In recent years, China's logistics industry has achieved rapid development, but at the same time the total cost of social logistics has also risen.


The data shows that in 2017, the total social logistics volume of the country was 252.8 trillion yuan, which was 6.7% higher than the same period of last year. The growth rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the same period of the previous year. In contrast, the total cost of social logistics in China reached 12.1 trillion yuan in 2017, an increase of 9.2% year-on-year. It can be seen that although the growth rate is lower than the total social logistics and the current GDP growth, the amount is still large.


The reasons for the high logistics costs are various. For example, China's logistics industry has problems such as inefficient transportation, unreasonable transportation, over-packaging, and waste of resources. In addition, logistics informationization and network construction are lagging behind, and different logistics methods are used. Fragmentation and isolation of information also affect logistics costs to a certain extent.


Express delivery companies fight price wars


It is said that the increase in express delivery costs is also helpless. Since 2014, some express delivery companies have triggered a “price war” in order to grab more market share, and the entire express delivery industry has been forced to cope with the “price war”.


Although the price war has indeed allowed the express delivery market to expand rapidly, the price cuts that have continued for many years have also caused the express profit to bottom out. It can be said that this attack has injured one thousand and lost eight hundred. Especially in the case of high social logistics costs in the country, the price war has allowed some express delivery companies to achieve short-term victories, but also buried hidden dangers for the future.


This year, SF, Yuantong, Shentong and Yunda's four express delivery companies announced that the single-entry income of each express delivery company continued to decline, and the rhyme reached the fastest. The single ticket revenues of SF, Yuantong, Shentong and Yunda were 22.91 yuan, 3.42 yuan, 3.1 yuan and 1.58 yuan respectively, and the single ticket revenue decreased by 1.42%, 2.27%, 1.59% and 14.33%. From this point of view, it is only a matter of expediency to occupy the market with price cuts.


The increase in courier fees is not a long-term solution


Nowadays, there are more than one month in the double eleven, and the express delivery fee has started to rise. Although it can increase profits in the short term, it is not a long-term solution for the entire logistics industry. The cost reduction and efficiency improvement of the logistics industry needs to be fundamental. Start with.


Experts said that the focus of cost reduction and efficiency increase is to reduce institutional costs. In other words, the cost reduction and efficiency increase of the logistics industry also requires the government to support tax reduction, tax reduction, and deregulation and decentralization.


As the main body of the enterprise, reducing costs and increasing efficiency is to reduce production and operation costs and increase the economic benefits of enterprises. This is directly related to the competitiveness and survival and development capabilities of enterprises. As for the specific approach, it is simply a multi-party linkage that mobilizes the coordination of various factors and at the same time moves toward platformization, intensification, intelligence and ecological development.


Especially in the era of interconnection, the rise of a new generation of information technology will provide strong technical support for the cost reduction and efficiency of the express logistics industry. For example, a large number of automated sorting equipment has been put into use, and big data technology is accelerating the optimization of express routing networks, while unmanned technology greatly improves the efficiency of end delivery. As the technology matures further, these technologies will continue to reduce costs while improving logistics efficiency, helping to achieve the real goal of cost reduction and efficiency improvement.

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