Alibaba.com announced today the launch of Alibaba Merchant Delivery Scheme, which aims to provide its members with logistics solutions and consultation services in cooperation with logistic partners in various countries.
Singapore Post (SingPost) - mail, logistics and e-commerce solutions provider in Singapore and Asia Pacific - will be the first logistics partner to participate in this scheme.
From today onwards, Alibaba.com members registered in Singapore will enjoy a discount on SingPost's SpeedPost services, as well as International Mail services for delivering their products to overseas buyers.
In addition, Thai and Malaysian Alibaba.com members can obtain preferential rates when opting for SingPost's Ezyparcel services.
To further enhance the logistics experience of Alibaba.com members, experts from SingPost will also provide them professional consultation on logistics, such as advice on warehousing options.
This announcement between Alibaba.com and SingPost follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Alibaba Group and SingPost in May 2014 to explore cooperation in the area of international e-commerce logistics.
"The growing penetration of e-commerce has made it easier for small businesses to conduct trade with buyers in overseas markets. However, logistics remains a challenge due to high costs and the complexity of moving goods across borders," said Eric Sin, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnership and Global Business Development of Alibaba.com.
"We are excited to introduce the Alibaba Merchant Delivery Scheme to better serve the logistics needs of our Southeast Asian members. By leveraging on the strong delivery networks of our partners in the region such as SingPost, we hope to offer our small business members a cost-effective and seamless logistic solution to lower their barrier to conducting international trade," he added.
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