Cainiao, an express delivery company affiliated with e-commerce giant Alibaba, officially launched its distribution centers in Dallas and Chicago on Friday, according to a 36Kr report. With these new centers, along with the pre-existing ones in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami, Cainiao now operates five major distribution centers across the US. Cainiao can now sort 90% of its international parcels at an “hour-level” speed. Any goods received at the warehouse by 8 p.m. are prepared for distribution by the next morning. Furthermore, through its collaboration with the United States Postal Service, Cainiao’s Direct Dispatch to the USPS (DDU) service expedites delivery to core cities within 150 kilometers of major US ports on both the East and West coasts. [36Kr, in Chinese]