1. Amazon closed some delivery operations in the United States due to social unrest
Affected by large-scale demonstrations and riots across the United States, Amazon is reducing express delivery in a few cities such as Chicago.
Amazon has closed some shipping operations and adjusted some shipping routes. An Amazon spokesperson said it is closely monitoring the current situation. To ensure the safety of team members, the company adjusted its business route or reduced its regular business.
2. From June 30th, all the main images of Amazon products must use a white background
On June 1, in the Amazon.co.jp store, Amazon established the main image standard to improve the buyer’s purchasing experience. Products that do not meet the specific main image standard will be hidden and will not be displayed in the buyer’s search results.
In addition, as of June 30, 2020, Amazon will also force the main image of all products to have a white background. The RGB of the image must be 255, 255, 255 for Amazon to treat it as white.
3. AliExpress released a shopping list of overseas consumers’ anti-epidemic products
Platform data shows that in April, platform toilet paper sales increased 220 times. From March to April this year, sales of platform fashion masks soared nearly 200 times year-on-year. At the same time, due to the shortage of masks, French consumers have used ball masks instead of masks. In April this year, sales of French ball masks increased by as much as 335%. During the epidemic, Spain stipulated that dogs can be walked out. Affected by this, the platform pet economic data rose sharply. Sales of dog leashes and collars increased by nearly 50% month-on-month in April, and sales of dog leashes reached nearly 10,000.
4. Deutsche Post’s first quarter revenue increased 0.9% year-on-year
According to a recent report from the German Business Daily, Deutsche Post’s first-quarter revenue increased 0.9% year-on-year to 15.5 billion euros. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell by nearly half to 592 million euros. Although the disruption of the supply chain and the stagnation of logistics have seriously affected Deutsche Post, the rapid increase in online sales has led to a significant increase in package delivery. At its peak, Deutsche Post shipped about 9 million packages a day, an increase of more than 40% compared to the normal period. To meet demand, Deutsche Post hired 4,000 new employees in the short term.
5. Swiss Post delivered more than 17.3 million parcels in April, a record high
June 1st news, with the vigorous development of online shopping in Switzerland, Swiss Post delivered more than 17.3 million parcels in April this year, an increase of 40% year-on-year, creating a new monthly processing volume.
It is understood that Swiss Post’s package volume in March this year compared with the same period last year, an increase of 17%. As of now, Swiss Post has the largest package handling capacity of approximately 900,000 a day.