The outsourcing of logistics is supposed to save businesses big money. They pay only for the services they need; they turn over complex operations to a pro, and they get expensive assets off their books. It all makes eminent sense - unless your name is Amazon.com Inc.
Hermes, operator of a business-to-consumer parcel shop network in Europe, has partnered with Dynamic Parcel Distribution (DPD) and General Logistics Systems (GLS) to form a new joint venture, ParcelLock GmbH.
Newgistics Inc., a provider of logistics services and technology for retailers and brands, will provide delivery in the U.S. for products purchased through AliExpress, the e-commerce unit of Alibaba that connects Chinese businesses with international buyers.