Singapore – Global logistics service provider J&T Express has appointed football star Lionel Messi as its first global brand ambassador.

According to J&T Express, the ambassadorship reflects the company’s commitment to continue benefiting the local communities and its efforts to bring technology-enabled solutions to customers in all its global markets through collaboration with local network partners, embodying Messi’s continuous commitment to improvement and collaborative attitude.

As part of the partnership, Messi will be promoting awareness of J&T Express not only as a prominent logistics provider but also as a one-stop e-commerce specialist across every touchpoint in the supply chain, and a champion and practitioner of the “better together” spirit.

The ambassadorship is also targeted at elevating the brand’s popularity and promoting J&T’s offerings. Messi’s addition to J&T Express also launches a series of social media and marketing campaigns under the theme of #JTBetterTogether, amongst other activations.

Rachel Liu, global branding director of J&T Express said, “We are honored and excited to collaborate with Lionel Messi as our global ambassador. He is a generational athlete whose work ethic, humility and dedication align with the values that we imbue at J&T Express.”

Liu added, “Through his grit and accomplishments, Messi is an inspiration to many. This resonates deeply with our values of building a caring, responsible and sustainable business.”

On partnering with J&T Express, Messi said, “J&T Express has made remarkable achievements since its launch. We share many similarities in our passion and determination to never stop improving. Just as the sport of football unites millions across the globe, J&T Express seeks to develop logistic solutions to connect its customers to the world. I look forward to being part of this journey.”

J&T Express has been making its brand more known globally through various initiatives, including its expansion in the UAE and Saudi Arabian market.

Singapore – Logistics company J&T Express in Singapore has announced its latest update to its flagship mobile app – J&T Singapore App – to offer international delivery to Malaysia, with more destinations to be added gradually. This new feature comes on top of the app’s existing domestic delivery service.

The new app update comes alongside the launch of J&T Express’ new web-based intelligent transport management system, known as JMS, to drive greater operational efficiency

The J&T Singapore App aims to provide a simple and convenient way for everyone – from individuals to small business owners and e-commerce sellers – to access competitively priced delivery services. This is part of J&T Express’ strategic expansion into the consumer market to diversify its offerings and meet growing consumer demand for both domestic and international delivery.

To kickstart the launch of J&T Singapore App’s international delivery feature, J&T Express Singapore is offering a discounted price for shipments to West Malaysia starting from S$4.30–exclusive to prevailing charges–from now till 31 August 2022.

Alice Yeung, sales and marketing director of J&T Express Singapore, said, “The enhancement of the J&T Singapore App and launch of JMS are a testament to our commitment to investing in new technologies and advancing our offerings to reach wider audiences.” 

She added, “As a tech-driven e-commerce logistics company, we are always seeking innovative ways to improve the customer journey and optimise every key touchpoint, from upgrading our back-end operational system to strengthening the user experience with more delivery options.” 

Jakarta, Indonesia – J&T Express, the Indonesian-based express logistics company, has announced its market expansion to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, marking the company’s first presence in the Middle East and making their total served markets to ten.

Currently, J&T Express serves primarily in Asia, namely China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Singapore.

The expansion was first conceptualized during April 2021, where J&T has established its own nationwide distribution network and localised warehousing system in the UAE and Saudi Arabia respectively, covering all local provinces and regions in the two countries. 

In addition, as an integral aspect of its courier service, the UAE and Saudi Arabia versions of the J&T Express mobile application have also been launched simultaneously.

Sean Xiao, head of J&T Express Middle East, said, “We hope that with J&T Express’ efficient and comprehensive delivery network, we can effectively improve the shopping experience of consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and contribute to the development of the e-commerce industry in both countries.”

Meanwhile, Steven Fan, CEO at J&T Express, commented, “The expansion to the UAE and Saudi Arabia marks an important step for J&T Express in establishing a global delivery network. In the future, the company will actively explore opportunities in emerging markets as part of its global strategy to connect the world with greater efficiency and bring logistical benefits to all.”

The latest endeavor for J&T Express comes after their recent funding round of US$2.5 in November 2021, and their acquisition of China-based logistics solutions provider BEST Express.