Last week the formal launch of AliExpress, the wholesale marketplace arm of Alibaba, caught our attention and we hope it caught yours too, as it is a pretty big deal in the realm of e-commerce.
Today, UPS has announced it has formed an alliance with Alibaba. AliExpress users will be able to manage their shipping and tracking processes online through UPS shopping technology which has been integrated into the AliExpress platform. Sellers will have the ability to print UPS shopping labels and request pick-up for the packages from within the website.
“Our partnership with UPS is crucial to the success of AliExpress, as one of our main goals is to make international trade for our buyers and sellers, including the shipping of their products, as easy, safe and convenient as possible,” said David Wei, CEO of Alibaba.com. “UPS’s shipping technology, ease of use and trusted premium global services will help us fulfill this goal.”