Top 3 Highlights from Cainiao’s Annual Summit

All you need to know about Cainiao’s logistics blockbuster event

Cainiao Group
3 min readJun 29, 2023

Cainiao’s annual Global Smart Logistics Summit returned once again this year. Held on 28 June at the newly-launched Hangzhou campus, industry leaders and senior executives came together to discuss the future of logistics and also shed light on the Cainiao’s business roadmap across the business and in each region we operate in.

Speaking at the main forum in Hangzhou, China, Cainiao CEO Wan Lin provided an exclusive update on four business priorities this year, which includes accelerating global express services, deepening logistics capabilities in key overseas markets, upgrading domestic express services, and developing tiered domestic supply chain products.

If you didn’t manage to attend in-person or tune in to our live-streaming, we have summed up 3 key takeaways for you here.

#1 Cainiao has partnered eCommerce platform AliExpress to launch an industry-first 5-day global delivery service

The ‘5-Day Global Delivery’ service will be setting a new industry benchmark, with a pledge to deliver cross-border parcels to customers within 5 working days. This will be achieved through full-chain operational optimization and streamlining of workflows across first-mile pick-up, line haul, overseas distribution, and last mile delivery. The 5-Day Global Delivery service will bring about an average of 30 percent uplift in delivery speed compared to the industry standard, bringing about greater efficiencies and cost effectiveness to better meet the needs of cross-border merchants and improve customer experiences.

#2 Ramping up globalization push with target to launch up to 2 logistics infrastructure yearly

To deepen our logistics capabilities in key overseas markets as part of our globalization push, Cainiao will focus on key logistics nodes in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia, specifically with a target to establish one to two local warehousing and distribution centers each year.

#3 Cainiao launches premium self-operated service — ‘Cainiao Express’

We announced the launch of Cainiao’s self-operated premium express service, ‘Cainiao Express’, which features key offerings such as half-day delivery, doorstep delivery, and night-time pick-up to cater to market demands for a high-quality and differentiated express service. Additionally, Cainiao will prioritize the development of three-tiered supply chain products and services, namely ‘Half-Day Delivery’ for premium warehousing, ‘Next-Day Delivery’ for smart warehousing, and an economy shipping option.

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