Express delivery service companies STO Express, Shanghai Yunda Express, ZTO Express and YTO Express aim to further expand their businesses amid the continued growth of China’s e-commerce market. Even as China’s major e-commerce companies adopt big data analytics and artificial intelligence to boost the efficiency of their own logistics operations, the last-mile delivery of parcels still requires human couriers to process and get packages into the hands of individual consumers. Photo: Xinhua

How online shopping minted Tonglu’s billionaires and made it China’s happiest county

Tonglu, with a population of about 400,000, is home to four of the biggest courier companies in China. The four companies together delivered more packages than the entire US combined.

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Express delivery service companies STO Express, Shanghai Yunda Express, ZTO Express and YTO Express aim to further expand their businesses amid the continued growth of China’s e-commerce market. Even as China’s major e-commerce companies adopt big data analytics and artificial intelligence to boost the efficiency of their own logistics operations, the last-mile delivery of parcels still requires human couriers to process and get packages into the hands of individual consumers. Photo: Xinhua
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