The AliExpress arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is inviting Portuguese sellers to join its Double 11 shopping festival, ECO reports.

The Portuguese financial newspaper quotes a written statement issued by Postal Services of Portugal PLC as saying the post office and AliExpress will jointly promote the event for the second year in a row.

The report says there will be a website for vouchers and promotions exclusively for Portuguese buyers during the Single’s Day shopping festival on 11 November, which will continue online until 3 December.

It quotes CTT as saying that during the Double 11 festival last year Portuguese customers made 300,000 purchases, “twice the initial forecast”.

The post office will deliver purchases made by Portuguese by registered post, ECO says.