Alibaba.com has announced the launch of the "Alibaba Merchant Delivery Scheme" to provide members with logistics solutions and consultation services in co-operation with logistic partners in various countries.
Singapore Post (SingPost) will be the first logistics partner to participate in the scheme.
The scheme started last week and Alibaba.com members registered in Singapore can enjoy a discount on SingPost's "Speedpost" services and International Mail services for delivering their products to overseas buyers.
Thai and Malaysian Alibaba.com members can obtain preferential rates when choosing the "Ezyparcel" services of SingPost.
The partnership between Alibaba.com and SingPost follows a memorandum of understanding between Alibaba and SingPost signed in May last year to explore co-operation in the area of international e-commerce logistics.
Nol van Fenema