To ensure daily supply in Shanghai, a rising number of e-commerce titans and food delivery platforms have joined the fight.
Local authorities revealed Sunday that e-commerce giants JD.com, Meituan and Eleme, as well as courier services firms had partnered with the city to provide daily requirements.
Shanghai, with a population of 25 million, is currently a major viral battleground. Saturday saw nearly 20,000 new home infections. Temporary closed-off management with citywide nucleic acid testing cycles.
“I haven’t slept in days,” claimed Cai Xiaobing, head of a YTO Express branch in China. Cai has been volunteering since April 4, delivering food for his community’s neighbours.
Every morning, Cai’s wife organises online group buying, and Cai contacts suppliers and arranges for delivery by company vehicles.
Cai claimed he deals with things for thousands of residents daily.
“At 2 a.m., I drove to a settlement to distribute 150 kg of rice. Just now, 500 bags of flour sold out in two minutes,” he added, adding that the delivery team has grown from six to 40 volunteers working over 10 hours every day.
Shanghai residents, according to JD Vice President Wang Wenbo, are sourcing goods nationwide.
The first shipment of commodities arrived, containing newborn milk formula, diapers, medicines, and mutton.
The corporation has sent almost 2,000 anti-epidemic workers to Shanghai, including delivery people.
Wang added that unmanned intelligent delivery trucks will make contactless deliveries in Shanghai’s closed-off regions.
Eleme, RT-Mart, and Alibaba’s logistics unit, Cainiao Network, all indicated they are rehiring local personnel.