Last week, I wrote about express delivery services stopped in China over the Chinese New Year because of not enough capacity.  In fact, there are more problems with China’s logistic industry than a simple lack of hands.

(But why we are spending so much time discussing warehouses and delivery crew?  Isn’t Technode a blog for technology??  That’s true.  But remember, logistic is one of the important pillar supporting e-commerce.  If it is in trouble, all the e-commerce players, like Taobao, Dangdang, 360Buy, etc., will be affected in the near future.)

China express delivery services ranks number three in the world in terms of amount of packages delivered.  By September last year, over 10 million packages are processed every day.  In Japan, number of packages delivered each day is 13 million and the U.S., it is 30 million.

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Sherman So

Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution, the first book to completely survey the nature of China's internet. (http://redwiredrevolution.com/) She previously was the lead China technology reporter...