Feb 24, 2020|

JD.com Joins Partnership to Target Illegal Merchants


by Martin Li

JD.com has partnered with the market supervisory body in Beijing and four e-commerce players to launch an information sharing platform targeting illegal merchant behavior online during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The other four partners are Alibaba, Pinduoduo, Suning and Weidian. The violations include price hikes, false advertising and sales of counterfeit goods.

The partners will jointly share a list of the violating merchants and take them down together.

So far, the five e-commerce platforms have shared information about 70 violators, of which 15 are from Alibaba, 40 are from Pinduoduo and seven are from JD.com, according to the market supervisor.

The illegal merchants will be also forbidden by the remaining platforms on which they don’t already have a presence.