Cainiao to roll out 2000 parcel lockers in Spain and France
This move is part of its continued efforts to strengthen its logistics value chain and enhance last mile logistics efficiency. Currently, the network comprises 170 lockers in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain, and more than 80 lockers in Paris, France. There are plans to deploy 2000 lockers in the two countries, extending to major cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille, by the end of the fiscal year in March 2022.
The locker network will enable Cainiao to provide a fuss-free and contactless logistics service with flexible pick-up times for consumers, especially those who shop on AliExpress, the global marketplace of the Alibaba Group. AliExpress consumers can opt for self-collection at the nearest locker, and pick up their parcels by entering a code or scanning a QR code. This offering also reduces carbon footprint of last-mile logistics services.
David Bu, General Manager of Cainiao Network Europe comments: “Spain and France are two key European markets for Cainiao, so it is of utmost importance for us to continuously improve customer experience in these countries, while also reducing their carbon footprint. This reflects Cainiao’s commitment to providing more eco-friendly smart logistics solutions that can support sustainable economic growth.”