|With the holiday effectively over, express delivery companies across the country also have resumed work.|
With the holiday effectively over, express delivery companies across the country also have resumed work. A day worth celebrating for many online shopping buffs.
Finally back to work. The shelves, once full with packages, now only have a few waiting to be delivered. Express delivery companies are crucial to this college town.
The resumption of delivery service is great news for students. The service is suspended during Spring Festival. Family members may send things here and the students can’t get them.
It was also great news for online shoppers. The biggest Chinese online shopping website, Taobao, which is similar to ebay, saw its turnover during the holiday almost double the amount of the same period last year.
But the goods can’t be shipped until the holiday is over. Some express delivery companies in downtown Shanghai are now overloaded with work.
Jin Shidun, Manager of ZTO Express in Jiading, said, "We have 6 to 8 times the usual amount of packages. A number of sellers had a lot of packages waiting to be delivered, and today they all got sent out."
But here in this station, of the 50 delivery men, only about 10 have returned to work. The company had to hire 10 temporary workers and added 5 more vehicles. Now, the average worker is delivering over 100 packages every day.
Ying Shudeng, delivery worker, said, "You start work at 7:30 and keep delivering packages until 7 or 7:30 pm, then you get back to the company and work until 9 to 10."
Companies say this delivery peak will end in a week, when all employees have returned to work. Until then, delays are still likely to happen.
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