Staff of an e-commerce company prepare for the Singles' Day shopping spree, or Double 11, in Hefei City, capital of east China's Anhui Province, on October 10. The event, China’s equivalent of Black Friday, falls on November 11. It started in 2009. Photo: Xinhua

Battle stations readied for ‘Double 11’: Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao prepares for China’s ‘Singles Day’ with military-scale campaign

Company plans to use over 1.7 million delivery personnel, 400,000 vehicles, 5,000 warehouses and 200 aircraft to support massive e-commerce event on November 11

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Staff of an e-commerce company prepare for the Singles' Day shopping spree, or Double 11, in Hefei City, capital of east China's Anhui Province, on October 10. The event, China’s equivalent of Black Friday, falls on November 11. It started in 2009. Photo: Xinhua
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