AliExpress is one of the world’s leading online market places. The platform enables consumers from around the world to buy directly from Chinese manufacturers and distributors. More than 100 million customers already use AliExpress to buy a large variety of products at competitive prices. Over the past few months, the Netherlands have grown out to be one of the key destinations.
“We want to offer our customers the best local experience, and therefore we have chosen for PostNL in the Netherlands. They have the number one delivery network in the Netherlands, and offer reliable services. Moreover, with Spring as their exclusive sales agent in Asia, we have our contacts nearby. This means that we can easily get together and monitor the processes and developments here, and adjust when needed. Their Asian team is very flexible and customer driven, and collaborates very well with our logistics platform Cainiao. This is key to us.”; says Leo Shen, General Manager AliExpress.
Spring Global Delivery Solutions are fully part of PostNL, and as such Spring is able to offer businesses in Asia, and beyond, logistic solutions. Spring offers AliExpress direct access to the Dutch distribution network of PostNL. Affordable and reliable distribution are key for customer satisfaction. That is why AliExpress have chosen PostNL as their exclusive distribution partner for a majority of their orders to the Netherlands. Through direct access to the Dutch local network orders are delivered faster. It allows AliExpress to provide affordable delivery of its orders to the Netherlands within 5 to 7 business days.
Tijs Reumerman, Managing Director PostNL Cross Border Solutions: “In the last year we have grown rapidly in Asia. Increasingly, consumers in the Netherlands and beyond are buying from Chinese online shops. It is a great achievement that one of the largest online platforms in the world have chosen PostNL for its direct distribution. Our team in Asia knows the market like no other. They speak the language, know the culture, and know what the customer wants. This local link has been essential in being able to welcome AliExpress as our customer.”
The end to end transit time, including order processing, is 9-15 days.
We are PostNL. The postal and logistic solutions provider. For our customers, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. We deliver parcels seven days a week and letters five days a week. On an average day, we deliver 575,000 parcels and 9 million letters throughout the Benelux. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany, Italy and eight other countries across the world. PostNL employs a total of 46,000 people. With our loyal workforce, extensive networks and innovative drive, our ambition is to be the leading postal and logistics solutions provider in chosen markets. In 2016 our revenues reached €3,4 billion.