Chinese couriers set for D- day
just one day last year.
“It’s not that more people are buying things but the same number of people are buying twice the number of things,” he said.
A university graduate with a degree in international trade and commerce, Nan fell into the delivery business after a tight market in 2013 meant jobs were limited.
“They said it was a good living being a deliveryman, so I tried it out and haven’t turned back,” he said. “The money I earned wasn’t much to begin with, but as time went by and I got more familiar, I now make over 6,000 yuan ($ 860) a month.”
But the work is tough and relentless: no matter the season, Nan rises at the crack of dawn to collect his assigned packages for the day at a distribution point.