Send­ing bag­gage to cam­pus by mail

Changjiang Weekly - - FOCUS -

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.

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