“Pinduoduo’s cross-border e-commerce platform Temu surpasses Amazon in one-day downloads, COSCO Shipping announced that it will suspend the acquisition of Hamburg Port Terminal, and DHL will build a new parcel sorting center in Atlanta”
1. Pinduoduo cross-border e-commerce platform Temu surpasses Amazon in single-day downloads
On September 23, according to data from mobile data tracking company SensorTower, Pinduoduo cross-border e-commerce platform Temu ranked first in terms of downloads among shopping apps in the Google Play Store on September 17, ahead of Amazon and Shein. It is reported that Temu will be launched in the US market in September 2022, with 15 product categories covering fashion, beauty, pets, office supplies, etc.
2. COSCO SHIPPING Announces Suspension of Acquisition of Hamburg Port Terminals
On September 23, COSCO SHIPPING Ports disclosed the latest progress on the acquisition of the Hamburg Container Terminal. The announcement stated that in view of the fact that the closing conditions have not been met, the parties concerned agreed to extend the final closing date to December 31, 2022 . If the acquisition is completed, COSCO SHIPPING will thus become the first foreign operator to acquire a stake in the German port of Hamburg.
In September 2021, Hamburg Ports & Logistics announced that COSCO SHIPPING Ports will acquire a 35% stake in the Tollerort Container Terminal in the Port of Hamburg. However, this supposedly smooth deal was blocked a year later by the Scholz government . Several government sources said there were divisions within the German federal government over the issue.
3. DHL will build a new parcel sorting center in Atlanta
DHL Express expects to open a new aircraft apron and parcel sorting center in Atlanta in mid-October, and announced its first major West Coast air hub in January to keep up with growing demand. Freight volumes, DHL Americas chief executive Mike Parra said final licensing details and other operating conditions needed to receive host city approval are being worked out.
The addition of the Atlanta hub will enable more direct air service, helping to speed up delivery times in and out of the rapidly growing Southeast region. DHL has sufficient export volumes from its integration centers in Leipzig, Germany and Hong Kong, and can now send goods directly to Atlanta, simplifying network operations.
4. Cainiao International and SHOPLINE reached a strategic cooperation
It was reported on September 23 that Cainiao International and SHOPLINE have reached a cooperation. The two parties will jointly provide "end-to-end" full-link logistics solutions for global cross-border merchants and cross-border brands, including domestic collection, international distribution, and logistics details tracking. , one-stop after-sales service, etc. At present, the customized logistics services jointly launched by the two parties cover nearly 130 countries and regions around the world, providing tiered products such as Cainiao International Express and Standard, and customize logistics services based on the characteristics of merchants and categories , such as multi-platform one-click Collection, etc., optimize logistics timeliness and service experience.
5. Dianxiao Mi ERP announced that it has successfully connected with the British local e-commerce platform Fruugo
On September 23, Dianxiaomi ERP announced that it has successfully connected with Fruugo, a local e-commerce platform in the UK, to support intelligent order processing, help sellers to centrally manage multi-platform, multi-store, and operate cross-border business. The Fruugo platform is authorized by the seller's ERP in the store to realize automatic synchronization of order data, automatic audit, intelligent matching of suitable logistics channels, timely distribution and delivery, real-time update of accurate inventory, and interception of orders in abnormal status to prevent errors Shipping and other operations resulting in loss of funds.
6. Shopee Philippines shortens the seller's warranty period
On September 23, Shopee announced that from September 19, 2022, the Shopee Guarantee period will be shortened from the previous 5 days to 3 days . This adjustment applies to local ordinary sellers and preferred sellers in the Philippines, and the Shopee guarantee period for mall sellers is still 7 days.
The shortened Shopee guarantee period means that sellers have a certain chance of receiving payment for their orders sooner. Buyers who have not yet received their package, need more time to inspect the item, or give sellers more time to prepare their package, can extend the Shopee guarantee period once per order by 3 days each.
7. Fevad: Sales of mainstream platforms such as Amazon have plummeted by 11% in France
According to data from the French e-commerce association Fevad, in the second quarter of 2022, sales of e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and CDiscount in France fell by 11% year-on-year, but still increased by 29% compared with the same quarter in 2019. .
According to data reported by Fevad, in the past year to September 1, French e-commerce sales increased by 10%, and e-commerce sites increased by 14,000, an increase of 7%. In the second quarter, e-commerce sales in the country reached 35.7 billion euros, an increase of 3.3 billion euros. Driving the growth of French e-commerce is the transport, travel and leisure sector, which grew by nearly 68% in the second quarter.
8. Australia Post strengthens cooperation with Asia Pacific Postal Union
On September 23, the Australian Government and Australia Post announced the signing of a joint statement with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Asia-Pacific Postal Union (APPU) to enhance the efficiency and security of its postal services in the Pacific region. To support this three-year partnership, the Australian Government has provided Australia Post with a $450,000 grant to improve postal systems, processes, technology and training in the aforementioned regions.
9. French logistics provider Urb-it integrates with Metapack
On September 23, French logistics provider Urb-it announced its integration with Metapack, a global e-commerce distribution and delivery company. Urb-it will provide sustainable last-mile delivery for retailers integrated with Metapack. According to the official website information, Urb-it was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Stockholm. It is a sustainable logistics platform.
To date, Urb-it has provided last-mile delivery services to over 4 million UK citizens and also operates in Lyon, Strasbourg and Bordeaux in France and major cities in the UK and Spain.
Official Account: Cross-border Logistics Bai Xiaosheng