Cainiao announces pick-up partnership with FamilyMart
Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao is extending its delivery options by establishing pick-up stations in FamilyMart convenience stores. From today (16 July), the pick-up option is available in 300 FamilyMart outlets in Shanghai.
FamilyMart stores in Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu are set to join the network as the roll-out continues.
Working with convenience stores, property management companies, offline retailers and colleges, Cainiao has already established a network of more than 25,000 pick-up stations in more than 190 Chinese cities. Last month the company announced plans to work with logistics companies Best Express and YTO Express to add an additional 10,000 pick-up spots by the end of this year.
Tokyo-headquartered FamilyMart is one of the largest convenience store franchise chains in Asia with more than 16,000 stores. In China, the company has more than 1,300 stores in nine cities.
FamilyMart has around 800 convenience stores in Shanghai – and it worked with Alibaba to identify the 300 stores in which to start the programme, “based on their proximity to concentrations of online shoppers”.