- Mar 31, 2020
- Social Responsibility
German Research Firm Highlights JD’s Capabilities in Fighting against COVID-19
by Ling Cao
CEP Research, Germany’s leading online information platform focusing on the worldwide courier, express and postal industry，recently posted two articles highlighting how JD.com has successfully risen to challenges posed by the COVID-19.
One article commented, “JD.com, is forecasting double-digit sales growth in the first three months of the year, confident that its in-house logistics network will hold it in good stead through the coronavirus outbreak.”
The article added, “In contrast to some of its rivals, among them Alibaba, who appear to have struggled during the viral epidemic, handicapped by a shortage of available couriers at their delivery partners, JD.com’s self-operated network provided scope for the group to swiftly ramp-up reoperations after the extended Chinese New Year holiday period.” For the 8th year in a row, JD maintained its promise to consistently deliver during the Chinese New Year, and has delivered throughout the entire epidemic period.
JD is also leveraging its technology to address last mile delivery challenges and to provide a contactless delivery experience for customers during COVID-19. Another article by CEP Research highlights JD’s usage for drones and autonomous delivery robots during this period.
The article mentioned, “Earlier this month, the company completed its first delivery via drone to a village on Baiyang Lake, in Hebei province and will continue to operate this route by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the coronavirus period. “
It also mentioned that JD’s delivery robots have been transporting medical supplies from the company’s delivery station to a hospital in Wuhan.
The article also highlights that JD is helping enterprises resuming work. It said, “The company underlined that the rapid growth of JD Logistics’ open logistics business (defined as services provided to parties outside of JD’s first party) is a further reflection of its overall commitment and efforts to leverage its technology and resources to fully support the resumption of business operations and stable economic development in China during the coronavirus period.”