The development trend of the express delivery industry is picking up and improving
Beijing, July 7 (Reporter Li Xinping) The reporter learned from the State Post Bureau on the 7th that in the first half of the year, the express delivery business volume is expected to exceed 50 billion pieces, a year-on-year increase of about 3.6%; business income is expected to be close to 500 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of about 2.8% %; the average daily business volume recovered to more than 300 million pieces, exceeding the level of the same period last year.
——The recovery of the industry has accelerated, and the market size curve has rebounded.
In the first half of the year, the scale of the express delivery industry rebounded rapidly after a short-term decline, achieving positive growth and showing good development resilience.
Wang Yuehan, deputy director of the third business research department of the Development Research Center of the State Post Bureau, said that this is mainly due to the overall improvement of the domestic epidemic prevention and control situation and the release of compensatory consumption potential. In addition, the promotion activities such as the “Shuangpin Online Shopping Festival” and “618” have been carried out successively, which has led to a rapid recovery of the express delivery business volume, with the highest daily business volume exceeding 400 million pieces.
In addition, the prosperity of the agricultural product market and the release of the potential of the central region have become an important force driving the growth of the industry. Since the beginning of this year, with the in-depth progress of the “Express Delivery into the Village” project, the upstream channels of agricultural products have become increasingly smooth, and the express parcels of agricultural products have grown steadily. In addition to cherries, lychees and other agricultural products that have become large-scale, Gutian fresh white fungus, Dongtai watermelon and other agricultural products also go to the country through express delivery channels. In the first half of the year, the growth rate of business volume in most central provinces exceeded the national average, and the proportion of business volume in the central region in the country is expected to increase by more than 1 percentage point.
——The time limit decreased slightly, and the service quality remained high.
In the first half of the year, affected by the blockage of some monthly distribution networks, the service timeliness of the express delivery industry declined slightly, but the overall service quality remained at a high level. Wang Yuehan analyzed that this is mainly due to the fact that industry companies have refined and upgraded operating specifications, increased the proportion of unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned vehicles, and unmanned facilities, and comprehensively used various methods such as special personnel stationing and contactless connection to ensure smooth services. , to effectively deal with the network blockage caused by the epidemic.
At the same time, express delivery companies actively promote service stratification and product classification to meet the individual needs of consumers. For example, for the delivery of agricultural products, express companies have customized delivery services such as direct delivery from the origin, cold fresh delivery, and dedicated line transportation. Through customized packaging, three-dimensional transportation, priority transit, marketing empowerment, and feature code traceability, they can meet the needs of different groups of services. need.
——Increased investment and continued to strengthen basic capabilities.
In the first half of the year, express delivery companies continued to increase the construction of hub nodes, deployed smart technology, e-commerce logistics industrial parks in Shanghai, Zhejiang and other places, and opened distribution and storage centers in Guangzhou, Dongguan and other places, and promoted the transformation of transshipment facilities from a single one. The functional body is upgraded to a comprehensive industrial facility that integrates functions such as warehousing and sorting, cold chain supply chain, and industrial incubation.
At the same time, express delivery companies continue to improve the comprehensive transportation system, and the network connectivity has been enhanced. In terms of road transportation, we will actively expand direct land transportation lines in Haikou and other places, and strengthen point-to-point trunk line transportation channels. In terms of air transportation, the industry’s own airlines have increased the purchase of all-cargo aircraft, and the long-distance transportation capacity has been improved.
——The pace of going overseas is non-stop, and the global network is becoming more and more perfect.
In the first half of the year, affected by factors such as the global epidemic and high transportation costs, the cross-border business volume of postal express delivery declined, but compared with the first quarter, the decline narrowed in the second quarter. The decline in business volume has not slowed down the pace of express delivery companies going overseas. The industry’s capabilities and levels in terms of global network layout, international hub construction, and overseas landing distribution have all improved to a certain extent.
The global network layout is improving day by day. In the first half of the year, express delivery companies increased the construction of overseas networks and facilities, and the number of countries and regions with access to international services further increased.
The sea transportation channel is becoming more and more three-dimensional. In the first half of the year, the industry accelerated the construction of three-dimensional cross-border transportation channels by road, rail, water and air. Especially in air cross-border transportation, 7 self-owned all-cargo aircraft have been added, and the cross-border long-distance transportation capacity has been significantly enhanced.
Overseas delivery services are increasingly diversified. In the first half of the year, express delivery companies continued to optimize and upgrade their overseas service models, enriched their service product systems, and opened e-commerce express, express parcel, parcel line, cross-border cold chain line, and consolidation services in many countries, enhancing full-chain, diversified, and door-to-door services. ability.
Wang Yuehan said that in the second half of the year, the dividend effect of the Baotong Baochang policy will be further manifested, online consumption will gradually return to the active range, and the development environment of the express delivery industry will be increasingly optimized. At the same time, the potential space of the traditional peak season is still to be expected, and the capacity improvement brought by the initial investment will promote the express delivery industry to play a greater role in smoothing the economic cycle and supporting the real economy.