Xiazhi town in Putuo district, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province recently established courier service outlets in remote rural areas, enabling local villagers to enjoy convenient courier services.
Xiazhi is home to nearly 6,000 residents and receives more than 600 parcels a day, some of which are delivered to surrounding villages.
"With the exception of China Post, most courier service providers, including ZTO, STO, and Yunda, did not have service outlets in remote villages and we had to go to a nearby town for our parcels," said Ge Yunjin, a villager in Huangshi, Xiazhi town. "The younger generation finds this inconvenient, as do senior villagers."
Ge said that they now can pick up their parcels at local outlets without traveling to nearby towns.
More courier service outlets are expected to be established in other remote island villages in Zhoushan in the near future.