ZTO Express strengthens food delivery network

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ZTO Express, a leading express delivery company in China, has expanded its fresh produce delivery services with the addition of two high-speed rail links between Kunming in Yunnan Province, and Beijing and Shanghai. The expansion extends ZTO’s current fresh product delivery network to a total of eight high-speed rail links including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi and Guiyang provinces.

ZTO began offering fresh produce delivery services in 2016 and rapidly expanded this across China in collaboration with air transportation and high-speed rail networks to guarantee on-time delivery. The company has established outlets in a number of fresh produce markets across China’s south and southwest, ensuring the safe and timely delivery of fruit, vegetables and flowers to major markets along the east coast within 24 hours.

Meisong Lai, chairman and CEO of ZTO, said, “The addition of two high-speed rail lines between Kunming and Beijing and Shanghai, in addition to the 12 airports in which we arrange air transportation, will ensure the freshness of produce we deliver from Yunnan to major markets on the Chinese eastern coast. The expansion of our fresh produce delivery services is part of our focus on anticipating the needs and providing higher-quality services to our end customers, which further strengthens customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. By expanding the application of new technology and leveraging the data from our service outlets, we are able to ensure the timely delivery of fresh produce parcels by attaching digital waybills, which prioritizes their handling and delivery through each step of the delivery process. As the scale of our business grows, we will continue to expand our transportation network in order to provide the highest-quality service possible and increase shareholder value.”

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