Correos has signed an agreement with AliExpress and Cainiao Network to boost exports of small and medium-sized Spanish companies throughout the world, especially Europe and Latin America. The companies will also collaborate to develop integral solutions that facilitate and improve the logistics of international trade.
The agreement has been signed by Juan Manuel Serrano, president of Correos; Wan Lin, president of Cainiao Network Technology, the company responsible for the logistics management of the Alibaba Group; and William Wang, director of AliExpress Spain.
The new agreement between Correos, AliExpress and Cainiao Network will address the package flows between China and Spain and encourage the growing export traffic from Spain derived from the AliExpress platform, allowing Spanish SMEs to sell online to consumers from the rest of the European Union and around the world.
The collaboration also contemplates the design of integral solutions for the management of parcels originating in China, as well as the development of logistical operations that will shorten delivery times.
Correos will allow AliExpress access to its branch network to create physical displays of products sold in its digital marketplace, as well as access to Correos’s omnichannel distribution network, which provides the consumer multiple alternatives to receive their shipments – home delivery, in office or in the 5,000 CityPaq parcel lockers deployed throughout Spain.
For Correos, this close collaboration with AliExpress and Cainiao Network will allow it to optimize the processes of admission and treatment of international parcels and to strengthen its capabilities as a logistic operator in international e-commerce.