Alibaba logo 200Cainiao, the logistics affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, and the United States Postal Service (USPS) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop new international shipping solutions and enhance the logistics-service experience for both sellers and buyers involved in cross-border e-commerce. Through the MOU, Cainiao and the USPS agreed to work together to speed delivery of merchandise sold through AliExpress to consumers in the United States. The USPS will also collaborate with Cainiao to help expand the latter’s delivery networks worldwide, especially in South America.

Cainiao and the USPS are aiming to develop an integrated e-commerce solution that provides full access to the U.S. domestic market and neighboring countries, the MOU states. The solution will be designed to reflect the demands of customers and the capabilities of shipping partners to improve the way goods purchased from China are processed, handled, and delivered in the United States and potentially South American markets. Both companies have also expressed an interest in exploring the feasibility of integrating USPS technology into the Cainiao logistics information platform, as well as other Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms.

US-POST-OFFICE-LOGOThe collaboration is a key component of Alibaba’s globalization strategy. Cainiao will leverage the unique geographical advantages of USPS’s services as well as its own intelligent network in order to expand its footprint in South America and beyond. Alibaba Group and its affiliates are working with other national mail carriers including Singapore Post and Spanish Post.

Source: Alibaba Press Release