China’s e-commerce firm picks Russian Post for first home deliveries

Deputy Director-General of Russian Post Sergey Malyshev (L) and CEO of International business unit Victor Xu at the signing ceremony Wednesday in Moscow
China’s second largest online retailer (Jingdong Mall) and Russia’s biggest delivery company Russian Post have signed a deal making it the first Russian firm with authority to directly deliver Chinese goods inside Russia.

Russian Post will deliver goods from to locations within Russia, according to the company.

“The delivery from abroad will be conducted through designated postal operators of China, Singapore and other countries,” the document added.

The parties also discussed the possibility of cooperation within Russia, including supply chains, system integration and joint promotion of services.

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“Russian Post has the largest network of distribution points, some 42,000 post offices across the country. In addition, we develop "last mile" services, we open certain windows and centers for parcels receipt and issue, along with home deliveries,” Sergey Malyshev, Deputy Director-General of Russian Post said.

“The addition of Russian Post, the largest logistics company with the widest network of branches across the country, as a authorized carrier will allow us to ensure prompt and reliable delivery of goods to Russian customers,” said Victor Xu, the CEO of’s international business unit.

Cooperation with will further lead to reduced time for delivery and service improvement, he added, without specifying any concrete timeframes.

Russia is an important market for JD International and the new agreement will “highly improve the shopping experience of Russian customers on,” the Chinese retailer says.

Last month, chose Russia as its first overseas market for expansion. It also unveiled plans to become an e-commerce leader in the Russian market within five years. The retailer has already signed a delivery contract with the Russian logistics operator SPSR Express. was established in 1998 and started international trading in 2012. Last year the company raised $1.78 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq.