Kerry Logistics expands its electronic logistics after-sales service; Winit introduces new automated large cargo warehouse

Kerry Logistics expands e-logistics service, Winit unveils automated cargo warehouse

1. Kerry Logistics expands its after-sales service for electronic logistics

On June 8th, Kerry Logistics announced on its official WeChat account that it is expanding its after-sales service to the electronic technology supply chain to meet the increasing expectations of consumers and the high precision and reliability requirements of a global technology and intelligent consumer electronics brand. According to the announcement, this after-sales service covers end-to-end delivery services for mobile phone and tablet repairs, software upgrades, hardware replacements, payments, and value-added services.

Kerry Logistics’ network is responsible for managing a 3,000 square foot customer service center specially designed for the brand, equipped with service counters, workstations, and a professional repair team with extensive experience. This one-stop facility shortens the time required for repair services, improves customer satisfaction, and helps the brand gain a competitive advantage in the ever-changing communication market.

Source: Kerry Logistics

2. Winit creates a new automated large cargo warehouse in southern United States

On June 8th, Winit announced that it has upgraded and created a new automated large cargo warehouse in southern United States to help sellers do cross-border business in North America. The new warehouse is located in Houston, Texas, with an area of 173,000+ square feet and a processing capacity of 9,000+ orders per day. The last-mile delivery advantages cover the southern states of the United States (Texas TX, Florida FL, Louisiana LA, Mississippi MS, Alabama AL, Arkansas AR, Oklahoma OK, Kansas KS, Nebraska NE).

The new southern warehouse uses the world-renowned airport equipment and logistics system integrator CIMC-Tianda Intelligent Storage Equipment, which uses large-scale intelligent three-dimensional libraries and automated transmission systems to achieve automated stacking and picking, greatly improving the utilization of warehouse space and management level, reducing human errors, improving operational accuracy, enhancing warehouse operational stability, and ensuring that products can be delivered quickly and safely to overseas buyers even during peak seasons.

Source: WINIT

3. COSCO Shipping Logistics Frankfurt Air Freight Station officially launched

On June 8th, it was announced that the COSCO Shipping Logistics (Europe) Co., Ltd. Frankfurt Air Freight Office held a launch ceremony, marking a substantial step in the construction of COSCO Shipping Group’s overseas air freight service network. It is reported that the construction and development of the Frankfurt air freight station will build a China-Europe air freight logistics hub, providing more efficient end-to-end air freight services for customers in both regions, and better meeting the needs of customers for comprehensive logistics services throughout the process.

Source: COSCO Shipping Logistics

4. In the first five months of this year, the cargo volume of ZTO International’s China-Laos route increased by 200% year-on-year

On June 8th, data showed that during the 618 period, the cargo volume and value of ZTO International’s China-Laos route both increased significantly. “In the first five months of this year, the volume of goods transported on the route increased by 200% year-on-year,” transporting more than 700 tons of agricultural and sideline products to Laos every month, and it is expected to help export 12,000 tons of high-quality products from both China and Laos throughout the year.

It is reported that ZTO is currently the only express delivery company that has opened a cross-border cold chain route between China and Laos. The one-way journey of the route is about 1,500 kilometers, with Chinese drivers transporting goods from Kunming, Yunnan to Mohan Port, and Laotian drivers transporting goods from Mohan Port to Vientiane, Laos. ZTO Express Laos has opened more than 200 branches, covering 17 provinces in Laos.

Source: ZTO Express

5. Shopify has completed the sale of its logistics business to Flexport

On June 8th, Shopify announced that it has completed the sale of its former logistics business to Flexport, a leading technology-driven logistics platform, as previously announced under the May 3, 2023 transaction agreement. In this sale, Shopify received stock representing 13% equity interest in Flexport.

Source: Ebrun

6. Shopify Markets Pro adds automatic calculation of shipping fees

On June 8th, Shopify added a new feature for merchants using Markets Pro, which supports the display of calculated shipping fees for international orders. The rates will be calculated by the carrier based on the shopping cart details and shipping settings. When using this feature, the customer’s shopping cart details will be sent to the carrier or application, and the carrier will automatically calculate the shipping fee rate based on the default package size selected in the shopping cart and shipping settings, which will be displayed for the customer to view conveniently during checkout. It should be noted that this feature currently only applies to carriers supported by Markets Pro, currently DHL Express.

Source: Shopify E-commerce Independent Station Subscription Number

7. Amazon Australia is expected to reach sales of $5.5 billion in 2023

On June 8th, Jarden, an Australian investment and consulting group, predicted that Amazon’s sales in Australia will reach a milestone of $5.5 billion in the next fiscal year, just seven years after the e-commerce giant launched in Australia.

Jarden’s Ben Gilbert said that the high subscription rate of Prime member services may further drive Amazon’s revenue growth in Australia. In addition, Amazon has become an “important partner” for local retailers.

Last month, Amazon announced that it would recruit 1,000 seasonal logistics and delivery workers in the Australian market to prepare for the upcoming mid-year promotion. Amazon also plans to complete the construction of its Perth distribution center before the 2023 holiday shopping season.

Source: Business Dialogue

8. eBay US reminds cross-border self-shipping sellers to comply with new EU customs regulations

On June 8th, eBay US announced that new EU customs rules have come into effect. If cross-border self-shipping sellers do not comply, their items may be detained or returned by customs, and they may even face fines and other types of punishment.

The specific regulatory requirements are as follows: Items exported to the EU need to provide a Harmonized System (HS) code, which customs uses to correctly identify the tariffs and taxes of the product; EU customs regulations require detailed product descriptions; The EU has added regulations regarding Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) products. The definition of restricted items and hazardous materials is slightly different; One of the requirements of the EU Digital Services Act (DSA) is that sellers must provide at least a 14-day return service; The DSA also requires sellers to register worker information and bear the cost of returns and import/export taxes in some cases (such as when users refuse to receive packages).

Source: eBay123

9. Shopee Philippines SLS adds applicable Zone D

On June 8th, Shopee China Seller Center announced that the SLS-Economy International sea freight channel for the Philippines site has added applicable zones (Zone D). The announcement stated that in order to expand the platform’s logistics service coverage and enhance user experience, the Shopee Philippines site SLS-Economy International sea freight channel opened Zone D for buyers to place orders on June 5th, 2023 (Beijing time). The shipping fee for this area is the same as that of Zone C, and the shipping fee is still competitive compared to the air freight channel. The lifting and continuation charges are both 45PHP (Philippine peso).

Please note that the Philippines Zone D (D district) includes the Mindanao region. This update only adds applicable regions and does not involve any price changes for sellers. The platform will automatically display this logistics channel as an option for buyers in Zone D. Sellers can simply ship according to the channel requirements without any further action needed.

Source: E-commerce News

10. China’s exports reached 9.62 trillion yuan in the first five months of this year, an increase of 8.1% year-on-year

On June 8th, it was announced by the General Administration of Customs that in the first five months, China’s foreign trade imports and exports increased by 4.7% year-on-year, achieving stable growth. According to customs statistics, in the first five months of this year, China’s total import and export value was 16.77 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.7%, of which exports were 9.62 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.1%; imports were 7.15 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 0.5%.

Customs statistics show that in the first five months of this year, ASEAN continued to be China’s largest trading partner, with imports and exports reaching 2.59 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9.9%, accounting for 15.4% of China’s total foreign trade value. Imports and exports to the European Union reached 2.28 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.6%. During the same period, imports and exports to countries along the “Belt and Road” reached 5.78 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.2%, with a growth of 44% in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Imports and exports to other RCEP member countries reached 5.11 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.5%.

Source: CCTV News Client


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