Alibaba Group, the largest retail commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume, has selected SEKO Logistics as a 3PL service provider in Hong Kong and Taiwan to especially support small and medium-sized companies requiring localized and cost efficient export processes and integrated services.
SEKO is one of only four international logistics companies chosen to be an Alibaba ‘OneTouch’ launch partner in Hong Kong and Taiwan. OneTouch supports traders with one-stop, end-to-end export services and comprises customs clearing, tax refunds, financial transactions, foreign exchanges and international B2B logistics. SEKO will offer services to any Alibaba customer or company registered in Hong Kong or Taiwan shipping products to China or to any of the world’s major eCommerce markets.
James Gagne, SEKO Logistics’ Chief Operating Officer, ASPAC, and President-elect, said: “Alibaba is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic eCommerce companies in the world. To be one of only four logistics providers selected for this collaboration by Alibaba in Hong Kong and Taiwan is a great honor and we are proud to be joining such a select group of companies. This validates our expertise in the region for cross-border eCommerce. Over the past several years, SEKO has demonstrated its ability to combine its customizable technology and logistics capabilities to help companies all over the world accelerate their eCommerce business. We are confident we can help companies trading with Alibaba to do the same.”
OneTouch is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group and serves as the leading online platform providing professional import and export BPO (business process outsourcing) services to China’s small and medium-sized cross-border trade enterprises. It is driving the innovation of China’s traditional model of cross-border trade by bringing business process operations online and by consolidating resources including customs clearance, logistics and financing to offer these enterprises lower cost services and greater efficiency. This supports the hundreds of millions of commercial and social interactions among Alibaba users, between consumers and merchants, and among businesses every day.
SEKO was selected as a OneTouch partner based on its expertise in cross-border ecommerce, both in logistics/fulfillment/warehousing and transportation.
This new collaboration with Alibaba comes just weeks after SEKO Logistics announced its investment in a further 100,000 square feet of warehousing and fulfillment capacity in Hong Kong as it continues to build an ‘ecommerce gateway’ for retail and high-tech customers targeting China’s near $1 trillion online consumer market. SEKO’s latest investment in Hong Kong is the opening of a new 50,000 square foot warehouse on the border of Shenzhen in southeastern China. It links Hong Kong to mainland China and is located just 30 minutes from the Port of Hong Kong and 45 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport. This is in addition to SEKO’s recently-opened 50,000 square foot, high security ecommerce warehouse in the city which provides order fulfillment services as well as same-day and next-day deliveries to customers in Hong Kong.