Although the curtain has dropped on the Singles’ Day shopping festival, for courier services and delivery workers in China, the real madness has just started.

To meet the surge of demand during annual shopping frenzy, e-commerce and logistics companies have cranked up parcel delivery efficiency and capacity.

Alibaba’s logistics affiliate Cainiao today announced that the first 100 million parcels generated during the shopping festival were delivered in 2.6 days, beating its record last year by nearly five hours. Cainiao said it processed 1 billion orders from the Double 11 shopping spree for the first time, significantly higher than last year’s 812 million.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.