JD.com offers quick delivery service across China, and it has already taken measures to improve upon their service. Jingdong, the name by which the company was founded, is one of the two top retailers in China. The e-commerce platform sells a vast range of products directly to the consumer. With its existing delivery service system, orders can be delivered in as little as a few hours. The company’s plan to add bricks and mortar locations to the process will dramatically decrease delivery time for JD’s online shoppers. The company headquarters are in China.
The founder of Jingdong is Liu Quingdong. He is the chairman of the firm. Mr. Quingdong is a Chinese entrepreneur, and he excels in his level of expertise in computer technology. The organization’s main rival is Alibaba Group Holdings. The latter has already integrated its online business with offline locations. Qiangdong will integrate the platform and the current warehouse facilities with the physical stores via artificial intelligence. The bricks and mortar locations will facilitate the delivery of every product available on the website. This will include Walmart, a retailer that has been partnered with JD.com since 2016. Other retailers that are included in the supply chain will be supermarkets, consumer product stores with a presence on the platform and convenience stores.
JD’s ecommerce site features groceries, cell phones, computers and computer equipment, apparel, health and beauty aids, automotive products, spirits, jewelry and luxury goods, housewares, home furnishings, and more. Liu Quingdong has been partnering with some of the largest retailers in the world for many years in an ongoing effort to offer an expansive selection of merchandise to the Chinese consumer. There are only products of the highest quality for sale on JD.com, and only authentic goods and services are permitted to be listed on the platform. This policy adheres to Liu Quingdong’s commitment to a core foundation that he has established from the start.
The organization’s delivery platform is Dada-JD Daojia. The nearest location will fill and deliver the order. There are 20,000 bricks and mortar stores, 175 of which are Walmart’s hypermarkets. It also includes 198 Nongfu Spring water locations and nearly 200 liquor stores. The offline stores are strategically located across 54 cities in China. This will be in addition to Jingdong’s own warehouses and distribution facilities that will remain in full operation. The algorithm system will send the order to the closest offline store or warehouse will deliver the order. The retail locations are expected to experience more traffic and sales revenue to their brands.
Mr. Quingdong operated 12 retail stores before the JD.com site was established. When there was a SARS outbreak in China, people feared going out of their homes unnecessarily. This had a negative effect on retail and other businesses in China. Liu Quingdong needed to offset the slowdown of his business by opening his growing company online. The concept of offering speedy delivery was of the utmost importance to Liu even in the very early stages of launch. The ecommerce company is av6to millions of China’s residents. The company is a multibillion enterprise, and it publicly trades on NASDAQ.