China has an enormous population distributed over a vast geographical area. To connect such a far-flung population of buyers and sellers, we created a distributed and scalable logistics platform and are building the infrastructure to bring rural populations into the economy.
Our top 14 strategic delivery partners employ approximately 1.4 million people to deliver an average of 24 million packages a day to even the most remote parts of China (12 months ended March 31, 2015).
China’s Connected Countryside
Now, with access to infrastructure, rural producers and consumers have the chance to participate in the global economy.
Taobao Rural Service Centers
Over the next five years, we’re building 1,000 county-level operation centers and 100,000 village‑level service stations to bring even more opportunity to rural China.