JD.com news

06 February 2019
The ‘last mile’ has become an increasingly competitive place, as the food industry and disruptors continue to create solutions that make online shopping even more convenient. We know that the convenience and ease of online shopping is extremely appealing to shoppers. We’ve identified several examples of last mile solutions that help online shoppers embrace this convenience. Increase in un...
23 January 2019
The retailer completed Indonesia’s first government approved drone flight, a breakthrough for drone delivery in Southeast Asia. Providing access to rural areas The test flight took place on 8 th January 2019, in West Java, Indonesia. It is a joint project between JD.com, the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Indonesian government. The news of JD.com’s breakthrough was announced at the WEF...
10 January 2019
China-based ecommerce retailer JD.com is slowing its entrance into the European market and restructuring operations to stay competitive. JD.com delays European entrance… As reported by Germany-based newspaper, Handelsblatt, JD.com will not open a new office in the country in the first half of 2019. It remains unclear as to whether the new European location will be opened at all. JD.com firs...
08 January 2019
JD.com's driverless delivery vehicles have been deployed in two cities in China. Autonomous logistic capabilities The company opened two smart delivery stations in Changsha and Hohhot for this operation. The unmanned vehicles can carry 30 items and deliver them within a 5km radius. The vehicles are capable of planning routes, avoiding obstacles and recognising traffic lights. Facial reco...
04 January 2019
JD.com has opened two different pop-up stores at Beijing Capital International Airport and Hohhot East Railway Station in Inner Mongolia. Beijing airport store: data-driven product selection The one at Beijing airport is located in the Terminal 3 departure lounge for the next three months. The store carries travel items such as daily essentials, clothing, mobile accessories, beauty products...
21 December 2018
China-based, pure ecommerce retailer JD.com has reached an agreement with Thailand government agencies to help provide Thai companies with greater access to Chinese consumers. Three MoUs signed JD.com has signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with three separate Thai government agencies. These include, Thailand’s International Trade Promotion Department, the Digital Economy Promo...
18 December 2018
China-based, pure ecommerce retailer JD.com has extended its partnership with technology company Intel. The extension will see the two companies launch a joint lab to help them both “explore the use of Internet of Things (IoT) in smart retail solutions”. Lab aimed at creating retail solutions JD.com and Intel said the lab aims are broad. It will look to create media and advertising solut...
06 December 2018
The Chinese ecommerce giant opens the largest hydroponic plant factory to produce fresh vegetables, in partnership with Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical. High-tech greenhouse The 11,040 sq m plant is located in the Tongzhou District of Beijing. It incorporates a hydroponic system with solar light. Temperature, humidity, light and liquid fertiliser are automatically controlled, enabling productio...
23 November 2018
JD.com’s physical store 7FRESH will open its first store in Shanghai, marking an important step in its nationwide rollout. Strategic importance The new store will be located in Shangbin Plaza in Hongkou District and will be open for business in mid 2019. It marks 7FRESH’s first market entry in East China. As a first-tier international city, Shanghai offers great opportunities for JD.com ...
20 November 2018
JD.com has reported net revenues for the third quarter of 2018 at RMB 104.8bn (US$215.3bn), an increase of 25.1% from the third quarter of 2017.  Key Developments in third quarter Attracting more brands: JD.com has continued to attract major international brands, enhancing its position as the most reliable online channel for accessing the Chinese market. JD.com had 200,000 merchants on its ...