Cainiao, Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate, has agreed to work with the United States Postal Service to speed delivery of merchandise ordered by U.S. consumers on Alibaba’s international online shopping platforms, according to a report from Alizila.
According to the report, Cainiao and the USPS agreed to collaborate on the development of enhanced shipping solutions for cross-border ecommerce.
In addition to helping provide more efficient shipping channels into the U.S. 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.
Cainiao and the USPS said by working together they are aiming to make it easier and more efficient for Chinese companies to sell and deliver goods directly to the homes of U.S. consumers by improving the way goods purchased from China are processed and handled during international shipping.
“As cross-broader ecommerce grows rapidly, it is critical that we evolve shipping services to the next level, with shorter delivery times and easier methods to track a shipment,” Cainiao Vice President Wan Lin said. “The collaboration between Cainiao and USPS will enable us to create new solutions and ultimately improve the overall customer experience.”