Portuguese make 420,000 Singles Day orders on AliExpress

Portuguese consumers made at least 420,000 orders on the AliExpress shopping website on November 11, the Chinese Singles Day holiday, having made 300,000 orders a year earlier, ECO reports, citing figures given by the Portuguese post office, CTT.

AliExpress is run by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which last year struck a deal with CTT on the delivery in Portugal of goods bought on its international shopping website, the Portuguese financial news website says.

Separately, the Chinese government-run news agency, Xinhua, quotes Alibaba as saying the value of Singles Day online sales by the group grew to 268.4 billion yuan (about US$38.3 billion) this year, about 25.7 percent more than last year and the most on record.