Alibaba logistics arm, US Post Office to collaborate on cross-border ecommerce
17.09.2015 677 views
Cainiao, Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate, has agreed to work with the US Postal Service to speed the delivery of merchandise ordered by US consumers on Alibaba’s international online shopping platforms.
Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Cainiao and the US’ national mail carrier agreed to collaborate on the development of shipping solutions for cross-border ecommerce. In addition to helping provide more efficient shipping channels into the US for Chinese merchants and manufacturers selling on Alibaba’s AliExpress global-shopping website, the USPS will also work with Cainiao to expand its worldwide shipping capabilities, especially in South America.
The global B2C cross-border ecommerce market is expected to grow from USD 230 billion in 2014 to USD 1 trillion in 2020, according to a report from global consulting firm Accenture and AliResearch, Alibaba Group’s research arm. To reduce barriers to shipping small parcels quickly on a global scale, Alibaba and related companies have been working with several national mail carriers including Singapore Post and Spanish Post.
With more than 600,000 employees, the USPS is a postal and shipping service provider in the US, the world’s biggest consumer market.
Source: The Paypers