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Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

May 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Embedded within Alibaba’s most recent quarterly results was a clear sign that couriers in China have increasingly aligned their IT platforms with that of Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao. As of March 2017, 81 percent of all items sold through Alibaba-owned sites moved through Cainiao’s delivery network. This figure was upRead More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 1: The e-commerce revolution

Where We Went Wrong – Part 1: The e-commerce revolution

February 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 1 comment

Here’s an open secret: physical “brick and mortar” shops are closing as multitudes of shoppers flock to online retail sites, such as Amazon and Alibaba. In the stores that still remain, many of the consumers are “just looking,” but will make their purchases later on the web. Unlike general airRead More

ACMG report chronicles disruptive force of e-commerce in air cargo

ACMG report chronicles disruptive force of e-commerce in air cargo

November 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

The news earlier this spring that online retailer Amazon.com had entered the air cargo business with its own-controlled air network of forty 767 freighters was seen as a shot across the bow of the industry, signaling that the new era of e-commerce had arrived in the air logistics arena. AccordingRead More

Alibaba’s rural service center program continues rapid growth

Alibaba’s rural service center program continues rapid growth

May 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Alibaba’s “Taobao” e-commerce portal continues to demonstrate the collective buying power of rural Chinese citizens through the ongoing expansion of its rapidly growing rural service center program. The centers help rural citizens without the e-commerce hardware or know-how conduct business transactions online. Alibaba says the number of centers it operatesRead More

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

April 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit US$98.2 billion, an increase of 27 percent over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590 billion forRead More

Cainiao received US$1.5 billion in international funding since 2013

Cainiao received US$1.5 billion in international funding since 2013

April 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

At least six groups injected an estimated US$1.54 billion into Alibaba’s logistics unit Cainiao during the company’s first round of external funding since it was founded in 2013. Charles Kauffman, of sister publication Cargo Facts provides details, which will also be discussed next week at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 inRead More

A different kind of logistics network

A different kind of logistics network

March 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

We at Air Cargo World are excited that Steven Li, Director of Cross-Border E-Commerce Logistics for Cainiao, will join attendees in Hong Kong next month as a speaker at Cargo Facts Asia 2016, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts. Since today is Friday, we will offer a couple of fun videosRead More

Cainiao, by the numbers

Cainiao, by the numbers

February 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

Just about every number associated with Alibaba’s Cainiao network is staggering. Here are just a few of the eye-poppers: 217 – Countries expected to be involved in its e-commerce cross-border network 1,800 – Distribution centers across China 3,000 – Foreign and domestic logistics partners in China Smart Logistics network 176,000Read More