Workers sort packages at a logistics firm in Hunan province, China. Photo: AFP
Workers sort packages at a logistics firm in Hunan province, China. Photo: AFP
E-commerce

Asian shoppers unwrap Singles’ Day spoils, leaving US consumers to bear brunt of supply chain woes

  • Americans have to wait months for goods from China, but a Singles’ Day mega-shopper in Singapore who bought 191 items has received most of their packages already
  • Being closer to manufacturing hubs of China and Vietnam, and round-the-clock ports in the region have helped, even as the sector faces labour shortages and diesel price hikes

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Workers sort packages at a logistics firm in Hunan province, China. Photo: AFP
Workers sort packages at a logistics firm in Hunan province, China. Photo: AFP
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