Supply chain
4. April 2024

Cainiao Global Express Delivery Brings “Special Line for Oversized Parcels” to Major Markets in Europe and America


On March 28th, Cainiao, in collaboration with AliExpress, announced that the “Special Line for Oversized Parcels” for hosted merchants has now landed in key markets in Europe and America, including the United States, Spain, and France, following its success in South Korea. This means that products such as sports equipment, furniture, pet supplies and musical instruments can be easily shipped internationally through Cainiao Global Express Delivery. Semi- and fully-hosted merchants on AliExpress will enjoy a more convenient and expedited process when shipping large items to Europe and America.


According to reports, this special line will contribute to the expansion of AliExpress’ product variety and attract more merchants dealing with large items. This is the next step in Cainiao Global Express Delivery’s efforts to enhance its logistics services for oversized items in Europe and America, building upon its success in South Korea. By introducing sea freight (Fast Ship), road transport and multi-mode sea-land transportation, and integrating warehouse direct shipping and Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery, Cainiao has optimized both transportation time and costs. According to estimates, joining the hosting service can expedite shipping to Europe by an additional 10-15 days for large item merchants.

Additionally, Cainiao offers direct doorstep pickup services for merchants sending large packages to Europe and America. This service covers cities such as Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Foshan, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhuhai and Jieyang, with 24-hour pickups available.

As reported, Cainiao Global Express Delivery’s “Special Line for Oversized Parcels” is designed to assist hosted AliExpress merchants in selling medium-sized (2-30kg) and large-sized (30-67kg) items, thereby enriching the Choice product categories. Both regular and electrical goods can be sent to Europe and America through Cainiao Global Express Delivery.

China, the world’s largest producer and exporter of furniture, contributes to 35% of the global furniture production, showcasing its significant supply chain superiority. Additionally, heavy-weight products including household appliances, furniture, lighting, pet supplies and sports equipment manufactured in China serve as the driving force behind the growth in exports for Chinese cross-border sellers. Despite the favorable prospects for exporting oversized goods, the transportation of such large and heavy items remains challenging due to their size, weight, high logistics costs and low transportation efficiency.

Presently, when shipping through Cainiao Global Express Delivery’ ” Special Line for Oversized Parcels,” merchants benefit from fulfillment services throughout the entire supply chain, including direct shipping without the need for overseas inventory, as well as AliExpress’ official after-sales service. This elevates store satisfaction for cross-border merchants and encourages repeat purchases of large consumer goods.

As the world’s largest cross-border e-commerce logistics company, Cainiao’s global smart logistics network has a presence in more than 200 countries and regions. In the 2023 fiscal year, Cainiao handled 1.5 billion international parcels, serving 133 million cross-border consumers, as well as over 100,000 businesses and brands.

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