May 9, 2020|
Photo Gallery: This Week at JD (May 4-9)
On May 9th, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and JD.com jointly kicked off the “New Zealand National Products Festival”, creating a one-week shopping extravaganza for Chinese consumers to buy high-quality products from New Zealand. Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to China, sent her greetings message through a video.
On May 7th, JD flew its first all-cargo aircraft, which is a dedicated freight Boeing 737-300F, from Shenzhen to Wuxi. The aircraft is branded with the JD Express logo. The initiative will enable JD to provide faster and more reliable delivery service to customers in Yangtze River Delta and Great Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao. Customers who place orders in the afternoon can receive them the next morning, expanding coverage at this speed by 300% to 24 cities.
On May 6th, JD Health and Allergan signed a partnership agreement focused on the prevention and treatment of ophthalmic diseases covering Internet healthcare, drug purchase, disease management, patient education and more.
On May 6th, Soon Sze-Meng, President of JD Southeast Asia and Vice President of JD.com participated in Bloomberg’s “Sooner Than You Think: Hero Technologies” virtual panel. He emphasized the importance of technologies in meeting consumers’ increasing demands for daily necessities during the COVID-19 outbreak in China and Southeast Asia. He also raised the role of supply chain, and the undeniable importance of trust in JD’s response.
JD data shows that delivery orders increased nearly 70% during May 1-5 holiday, almost doubling the industry average. Orders in tier five and six markets increased nearly 80% and 100% respectively.
LG Electronics signed a partnership with JD.com to sell RMB 5-billion-yuan worth of products on the e-commerce platform. LG will also invest in JD Home Appliance Stores and set up over 1,000 whole-house appliance demonstration stores, creating smart offline retail platforms in lower-tier markets.
JD CENTRAL, the e-commerce joint venture of JD.com in Thailand, has joined the Thai Fruit Golden Months initiative, to support Thai farmers who have been struggling with exporting their agricultural products during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.