- Jul 29, 2020
- Business Update
JD Fans Program Brings Extra Income to Indonesians
by Martin Li
“Small things can become bigger only if we try.” Qori Bara Lulus SMA, an 18-year-old Indonesian, shared his feelings about being a promoter of JD Fans.
JD Fans is an app launched by JD.ID, the e-commerce joint venture of JD.com in Indonesia. People can earn commissions from transactions generated via links they share. As a promoter, people can share JD.ID’s product links through the app to various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Line.
It only takes a simple registration to become a promoter.
Story of Qori Bara Lulus SMA
“I joined JD Fans because I see huge opportunity in it. I have a lot of friends on social media. I share products with family and high school friends in Whatsapp groups. I also share the links in buy and sell groups on Facebook,” said Qori.
Qori now earns between three and four million IDRs each month, roughly equivalent to US$200. He says the JD Fans program not only improved his financial situation, but also provides a solution to improve economic conditions in Indonesia. “I dream of pursuing higher education, and, if I have more money, I would like to have my parents go on a pilgrimage, “ he said.
Currently there are around 40,000 registered promoters on JD Fans. Each month sees successful promotion by at least 600 people, according to Duke Shu, head of Social Commerce at JD.ID.
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“During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people in Indonesia either lost their jobs or had their income cut. The JD Fans program can give more Indonesians supplementary income and relieve the pressure on their families,” said Shu.
“Social e-commerce now accounts for less than 3% of social consumption in Indonesia. More than 50% of the orders in social commerce originate from social networks, so social commerce likely has a bright future in the country,” said Shu.