JD.com news

08 August 2019
The Chinese ecommerce retailer has become the largest shareholder of the online firm Tiki Vietnam. Continuously making investment in Tiki  JD.com made an investment of  US$44m in Tiki.vn in 2017  and has been continuously investing into the firm since. JD.com now owns 25.65% of Tiki’s shares, overtaking VNG (a Vietnamese technology company), and has become the largest shareholder of ...
30 July 2019
The Chinese ecommerce giant has agreed to buy a 9% stake in Beijing Digital Telecom. Gaining access to 3,000 stores Beijing Digital Telecom, listed in Hong Kong, is the largest offline electronics retailer in China. It sells phones, computers and other consumer electronics. The acquisition would cost JD.com US$27m and would be paid in cash. It would give JD.com access to Beijing Digital ...
06 June 2019
For the 16 th year, the 18-day Mid-Year Shopping Festival which culminates on 6.18 has begun. This year, the online giant JD.com is focusing on social commerce and has launched WeChat group-buying in Hong Kong. Engaging shoppers beyond discounts in mainland China Last year, JD.com sold around CNY159.2bn (US$23bn) worth of products during the shopping festival. There are more than 50m produ...
01 May 2019
 JD.com plans to invest CNY6.5bn (US$965.1m) in Thailand over the next three years to strengthen its fresh food business. Offering shoppers more choices In partnership with Yonghui, JD.com plans to import large quantities of durian, mangosteens, coconuts and other fruits from Thailand worth CNY5bn (US$742.4m). JD.com itself will also source an additional CNY1.5bn (US$222.7m) worth of fruits...
01 April 2019
The Japan External Trade Organisation is offering small to medium-sized domestic retailers free access to global ecommerce platforms to help them sell products in 18 markets abroad. Supporting smaller retailers grow online The initiative is expected to increase trade for local businesses, maximising the global popularity of Japanese products around the world. Twenty four ecommerce operators...
22 February 2019
Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com is partnering with Rakuten on delivery in Japan. JD.com's drones will become a part of Rakuten's own unmanned delivery services. JD.com's drones JD.com has been developing and operating drones in China for a few years. It has been expanding in other Asian countries, such as Indonesia, where JD.com completed its first government approved drone flight. Its unman...
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...
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...