- Sep 15, 2020
- Executive Spotlights
JD.ID seeks to bring more Indonesian products to consumers
by Martin Li
JD.ID, the e-commerce joint venture of JD.com in Indonesia, hopes to bring more quality made-in-Indonesia products to consumers, said Du Yong, head of R&D at JD.ID, during an online talk at the Indonesian embassy in Beijing on September 14.
“We [also] hope to make use of JD’s cross-border channel to bring more quality products from around the world, especially from China, to consumers in Indonesia,” Du said.
Du Yong（L）meets Dino R. Kusnadi (R),
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indonesian embassy in Beijing September 14.
Currently, JD.ID’s e-commerce platform only serves local consumers. When consumers in Indonesia want to buy Chinese products, JD.ID leverages JD’s outbound e-commerce platform to ensure that customers will have easy access to those products. This works both ways, also enabling JD.com customers in China to buy Indonesian products via JD’s inbound e-commerce platform.
“This combination is expected to boost trade between China and Indonesia, as well as enrich supplies to consumers in the two countries,” said Du.
Du added that JD.ID will actively seek cooperation with offline retail businesses in Indonesia, and will expand O2O cooperation with independent offline merchants.
“JD.ID welcomes Indonesian friends to explore more cooperation,” he said.
Launched in 2015, JD.ID has become a popular online shopping platform among consumers in Indonesia thanks to its commitment to authentic products and fast delivery.
The platform boasts around 20 million registered users and achieves annual order growth of 150 percent, according to Du.
In a country with over 17,000 scattered islands, JD.ID has built eleven warehouses covering 400 cities, and achieved one-day delivery for 85 percent of its orders. This was previously unthinkable in the country, with orders previously taking five to seven days to arrive.