One Hundred Million Pieces a Day! How Big the Chinese Express Business Are

October 9 is the 48th World Post Day. On this special day, Chinese post office secretary announced that Chines express delivery business has for three consecutive year ranks first in the world.

In China, online shopping has become a popular way of shopping. Therefore, the number of express delivery in China is increasing year by year. The figures show that, from 2012 to 2016, China’s online retail sales surged from 1.3 trillion yuan to 5.2 trillion yuan, by contrast, this year, the total volume of business and business revenue of China’s postal services increased by 3.6 times and 2.7 times respectively. In the delivery quantity of around 70 billion units a year, China accounted for 30 billion.

The growth in business has brought about an increase in employment opportunity. According the research by Beijing Jiaotong University and the research institute of Alibaba, the current number of logistics practitioners has reached 203,000, nearly 13 times that of a decade ago. This has a great helped to solve the shortage of employment position. Even many Chinese college students choose express delivery man as a career after their graduating from the university.

The more interesting is that in China, Those express which asked for delivery within 72 hours and 58 to 60 hours, their punctuality rate increased from 72.4 percent in 2012 to 75.53 percent in 2016. Of those that are less than 1,000 kilometers away, 84.62 per cent express can be delivered within 48 hours. The Chinese express company could get those achievement today because of using the automatic material sorting robot, the drone and the intelligent delivery robot. If intelligent robots are used, more than 20,000 packages can be sorted in an hour by express company.

Even though Chinese express business has developed, they still have not forgotten about environmental protection. By using smart algorithms, express companies could package the goods accurately so that they could save about 1 billion boxes and protect 3.24 million trees per year. Beyond that, Chinese express companies also use new energy automobile to deliver their express. No one wants to get their package by destroying the environment.

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