Deutsche Post World Net AG chiefexecutive officer, Klaus Zumwinkelsaid about 32,000 jobs could be lost asa result of the planned liberalisationof postal services in Germany. In aninterview with DPA German newsagency, he said competitors would beable to get hold of around 20 percent ofthe volume of letters being handled byDeutsche Post after Dec 31, 2007, whenthe company's monopoly ends. "This would then mean the end foraround 32,000 jobs in Deutsche Post,"he was quoted as saying. … [Read more...] about Postal liberalisation could costs 32,000 jobs
More than 10 percent of about4,400 privately run post offices undercontract with Japan Post mayclose, according to a survey by thepublic corporation. Of about 24,600post offices nation-wide, some 4,400are run privately mainly in ruralareas, commissioned by Japan Post. The survey found around 500 ofthe private post offices have closedor will do so because many agents areunwilling to renew contracts with JapanPost. Japan Post conducted the surveyof post offices, most of them in townsand … [Read more...] about 500 rural post offices may close
Express, forwarding and logisticsgiant Aramex is capturing some bulkmail traffic in the Middle East, but hasyet to see direct marketing and otherbulk mailing – the only kind of mailthat is still growing for European andUS post offices - take off to any greatdegree in the region, according to itsCEO Fadi Ghandour. 'It is not like in Europe or the US,' he says. 'Mail is not yet much used for marketing here as it is in the West. Post offices would love it to happen, but it is not there … [Read more...] about Bulk mail customers turn to Aramex
What does a liberalised mail marketlook like? What might an Asian countryexpect if it allowed competitors to itsnational post office? For an answer, one might look at theUK, which is one of the most liberalisedmarkets in the European Unionat present. True, its national postaloperator, Royal Mail, is still government-owned, when other Europeancountries – most notably Germanyand the Netherlands – have privatisedtheirs, but Royal Mail is under pressureon its home patch as never … [Read more...] about How a liberalised mail market works
Many observers ten years ago wouldhave said the posts had no real futuregiven the growth of e-mail. In fact,the development of the internet, andin particular e-commerce, is changingthe shape of the postal world in lessobvious ways. E-commerce is driving ashift in doorstep delivery from lettersto packets and parcels. McKinsey estimates that by 2050 halfof retail sales will be via the internet.Who is going to deliver the goods?Posts, at least in the developed world,have the best capability to … [Read more...] about Is the world is changing in favour of the Posts?
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