Yodel opens first international office in China

Yodel has partnered with specialist sortation company Hexapole to install a new Small Parcel Sorter at its Shaw Sortation Centre in Oldham.

Yodel has announced the opening of its first international office in China. The office has been opened in Chengdu, China, to capitalise on the growing trend of UK consumers purchasing goods from Chinese sellers.

The new office is located close to China’s new Silk Road and Rail routes as well as being accessible to the traditional South and East China channels, for efficiency of shipping goods to the UK. Yodel’s Hatfield sort centre is 45 minutes from Heathrow, where orders can be scanned and processed once they enter the UK. It is hoped the office will establish partnerships with China’s online marketplaces, consolidators and leading third-party logistics companies.

James Wang has been appointed as Chairman of Yodel China.

Neil Ashworth, Chief Commercial Officer, commented, “China represents a huge opportunity for us. As our first overseas office it is an exciting development for both our Yodel and CollectPlus businesses. We now have the right people on the ground, who know the Chinese market, and how we can add value. It’s great news for both Chinese sellers and their customers here in the UK. Our Chinese partners will be able to tap into our network and infrastructure, while customers will benefit from faster, more efficient delivery of their orders, improved tracking and easier returns.”

Source: Yodel