Li Pengxuan's hometown is one of the top ten counties by fruit production in China. He operates a delivery station for Best Express, one of the country's major courier services, to help local villagers send apples and other kinds of fruit to online buyers nationwide.
The man said his delivery station handled a total of 120,000 parcels in 2017, 100,000 of which were fresh fruit parcels. However, without insurance, profits were meager as fruits were easily perishable. He had to compensate customers for damages arising from fruit deterioration and other factors during delivery.
Li said, "I can make a profit of between 6,000 yuan and 7,000 yuan per month, but I have to pay 3,000 to 4,000 yuan to customers in compensation."
In response to his proposal, Premier Li said China's express delivery industry is developing fast and well, and plays an important role in invigorating domestic economy.
The Premier said the government encourages and supports the development of new industries and business modes, including the express delivery sector, and has taken various measures to lower logistical costs.
The deliveryman recalled that the Premier also asked relevant government departments to step up studies on issues the public are concerned with and work out solutions to ensure smooth delivery of fresh products.
The Premier said deliveries of fresh products can help farmers get rich and serve as a main force driving rural market development.
"Premier Li is very amiable and he is greatly concerned about people's livelihood," Li Pengxuan said after the seminar concluded.