Sending baggage to campus by mail
In the back-to-school season this year, an overwhelming number of unexpected parcels of freshmen's baggage were sent to Cainiao Courier Stations on campuses around Wuhan before their owners came to enroll. The packages include much more than shirts and socks; refrigerators, washing machines, sofa beds, sweepers, Simmons mattresses, and bicycles were all sent ahead of the arriving students.
It turned out that the freshmen this year liked to go to college with "empty hands." The typical sight of the incoming freshmen burdened with heavy bundles of baggages at university has become the exception, rather than the rule.
At the Huazhong Agricultural University Cainiao Courier Station, the application of new technologies, such as smart gate, smart courier cabinets and cloud monitoring, has greatly improved the efficiency when package volumes spike.
"It's so convenient. If possible, I really want to introduce this kind of parcel service back to my country," said Rizwan, a Pakistani student in the university.