Holiday rush: Lazada says tons of parcels in chartered flights to expedite delivery


Posted at Dec 18 2018 05:40 PM

Workers move and pack ordered products, seen during a tour of the Lazada warehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna on November 11, 2018. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - E-commerce platform Lazada on Tuesday said it chartered items purchased overseas to expedite delivery of orders placed during its 12.12 grand year-end sale.

Two flights from Hong Kong were chartered this month to deliver up to 200 tons of parcels bought through the online market place, Lazada said in a statement, adding that the feat was "an industry's first."

The first chartered cargo plane operated by Emirates arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Dec. 18, while the other flight is set to arrive on Dec. 21, the statement said. 

Chartered flights carried items purchased from Lazada's Taobao Collection and other overseas merchants, the Alibaba-owned platform said. 

“This is just one of the many ways we are ready to take to deliver on our promise of a seamless shopping experience," Juan Pavez, Lazada Philippines’ CEO for operations and logistics.

Lazada is also investing "massively" in logistics to enhance the overall e-commerce experience for Filipinos, Pavez told ABS-CBN News during the press tour of its Calamba, Laguna warehouse held last Nov. 11.

Lazada CEO Ray Alimurung earlier said that 2018 was a year of growth for the platform with the launch of its warehouse and its all-authentic Lazmall.

Lazada operates in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

- Jessica Fenol, ABS-CBN News