E-Commerce Logistics Race in East Asia: China vs. Japan in H1 2023
China and Japan have the first and third largest e-commerce markets in the world. Boasting e-commerce behemoths such as JD.com, Alibaba, and Rakuten, the two countries have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in the world of global e-commerce. Having said that, as the logistics world continues to advance at breakneck speed, businesses in these countries are continuing to innovate and improve their service offerings.
As part of our "E-Commerce Logistics Race" series, this article compares the performance of these two countries' e-commerce and logistics industries based on certain key delivery performance metrics. An examination of these statistics reveals interesting trends, providing us with insights into the state of e-commerce in the respective nations.
Japan Had a Faster Transit Time of 1.2 Days in H1 2023
Across East Asia, a cultural dedication to efficiency and precision has led to impressively swift transit times. In Japan and China, for instance, this commitment is reflected in their logistics operations, supported by world-class freight transportation infrastructure. Between these two e-commerce powerhouses, Japan emerged as the frontrunner, achieving an outstanding parcel transit time of merely 1.20 days, surpassing China's record of 3.58 days for the same period.
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