The recent boom in e-commerce market has encouraged logistic companies to grow accordingly so they can obtain the benefits. Indonesia-based logistic company J&T Express took this principle seriously by further expanding its services in Southeast Asia market.
Starting from this month, J&T Express has officially expanded its shipping services to Philippines, a home for more than 100 million populations. The company sees the neighboring country as a competitive e-commerce market in the region because of its improvement in telecommunication infrastructures, as well as easier access to smartphone and internet.
As an initial effort, the company provides 245 drop points that are ready to serve 60 cities throughout Philippines. It also partners with online platforms such as Shopee, Lazada and Zalora. J&T Express has previously opened its services in Malaysia and Vietnam last year.
“This expansion reflects our serious efforts in boosting logistic business growth and at the same time supporting rapid development of e-commerce business in Southeast Asia,” says Robin Lo, CEO J&T Express Indonesia, in a statement.
The company sets a target to ship three million packages per day in 2019, increasing two-fold from the previous year. To reach the target, it utilizes automatic sorting machines that able to sort 30,000 packages in an hour. J&T Express claims that a sorting center can sort up to 700,000 packages in a day.