Cainiao Network has set a new industry standard at its recent Global Smart Logistics Summit on 28 June, with the launch of the company’s ‘5-day’ global express delivery service.
The Alibaba logistics unit will partner AliExpress to provide this offering, which promises to deliver cross-border parcels within five working days. Cainiao said this will be achieved through full-chain operational optimization and streamlining of workflows across first-mile pick-up, line haul, overseas distribution, and last-mile delivery.
At the summit, CEO Wan Lin, said the next decade will unveil new development opportunities for Cainiao’s smart logistics. This includes establishing three long-chain logistics networks encompassing domestic logistics, cross-border logistics, and overseas logistics, as well as three short-chain businesses in last-mile post stations, logistics infrastructure, and logistics technology.
“The goal is to provide quality and competitive logistics services to our consumers, merchants, platforms, and logistics partners,” he noted.
To deepen its capabilities in key overseas markets as part of its globalization push, Cainiao will focus on key logistics nodes in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia, with plans to establish at least one local warehousing and distribution centre each year.
At the main forum in Hangzhou, China, Wan also provided an exclusive update on four business priorities this year, which include accelerating global express services, deepening logistics capabilities in key overseas markets, upgrading domestic express services, and developing tiered domestic supply chain products.
Wan also announced the launch of a self-operated premium express service, Cainiao Express, which features key offerings like the half-day delivery, doorstep delivery, and night-time pick-up to cater to market demands for a high-quality and differentiated express service. Cainiao said it will also prioritise the development of three-tiered supply chain products and services, including half-day delivery for premium warehousing, next-day delivery for smart warehousing, and an economy shipping option.