AliExpress shortens delivery times in Europe

August 11, 2020 by
Sanne Leenders

This month, AliExpress is planning to shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30%. This is the result of a new air route which AliExpress has announced. The commercial route between China and Spain will start this month.

Not only is the popular Chinese marketplace known for its cheap prices, but also for the very long delivery times. In addition, due to the COVID-19 outbreak these delivery times have only increased.

New air route

AliExpress has announced the launch of a new air route in an attempt to alleviate this situation and to improve the quality of its service in Spain. This should ultimately make deliveries to Spain and neighboring countries up to 30% faster.

The commercial route between China and Spain was enabled by Cainiao Network (the logistics operator of the Alibaba Group) in association with the Volga-Dnepr Group. On July 14, the first flight went from Hong Kong to Madrid, carrying parcels from AliExpress sellers.

Liege (Belgium)

The flights will be operated via another popular e-commerce destination within the VDG network, Liege in Belgium. “The parcels will be quickly distributed all over Europe after arriving in Liege and Madrid, ensuring the delivery timeframes of the whole process from China to Europe are kept within 10 days”, AliExpress explained.

After reaching Liege, the parcels can be dispatched to other European countries via eHub. This is owned by Alibaba's logistics arm Cainiao Network in Liege, and other regional distribution channels. As a result, the new route is expected to cut the delivery time from Yiwu to Europe by at least one to two days.

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