- May 16, 2017
Sam’s Club Global Flagship Store Launches on JD.com
Store brings around 200 select items from Sam’s US to China for the first time
Sam’s Club today launched its Global Flagship Shop on JD Worldwide, the cross-border site of JD.com (Nasdaq: JD), China’s largest online retailer. The new store introduces popular items from Sam’s Clubs US store, with a focus on personal care products, baby supplies and nutritional supplements, most of which are not currently available in Sam’s Clubs stores in China.
Leveraging the strengths of retail and e-commerce from both Walmart and JD.com, the Sam’s Club Global Shop will offer a wide variety of merchandise through free trade zones for China Sam’s Club members to enjoy convenient shopping experiences and products with the same quality as US Sam’s members. With the launch of the Sam’s Club cross-border initiative, Sam’s Club continues to meet members’ increasing demand of cross-border items. The Sam’s Club Global Flagship Shop enhances the value of the Sam’s China membership through increasing members’ choice of highly-demanded imported items.
As China’s pioneering membership-only retailer, Sam’s Club is winning members’ trust and loyalty with high-end products, excellent service and outstanding shopping experiences. By collaborating with JD Worldwide, Sam’s is introducing to its Chinese members close to 200 authentic US Sam’s products, which are renowned global brands and popular overseas items, mostly not yet available in the clubs in China. Among the products in the new portfolio are the Waterpik Ultra and Cordless Plus Water Flossers combo, Move Free glucosamine joint health tablets and Aveeno daily moisturizer, as well as around 30 Member’s Mark products. Member’s Mark is a Sam’s Club private brand that works directly with premium suppliers to offer the best quality and value to members. Sam’s Club Global Shop will continue to optimize its assortment and plans to launch around 700 items online this year.
“Sam’s Club has a strong focus on quality, which is one of the key reasons in winning our members’ trust, and why JD is such a great match” said Andrew Miles, President, Sam’s Club China. “The ‘Member-First’ priority has been our unchanged belief since entering China. We strive to maximize membership value by offering quality items of great value, comfortable shopping environments, benefits from merchant partners and access on multiple e-commerce channels. The JD Worldwide platform enables us to offer an extended range of new and quality products to JD’s 236 million custoers directly from US Sam’s Clubs and further make our members in China truly feel that ‘Life is Better in the Club.’”
“Since Sam’s official flagship store launched on JD.com’s main site, it has become a consumer favorite due to its premium product quality,” said Carol Fung, President of JD Fast Moving Consumer Goods. “Expanding this cooperation to our cross-border platform helps us bring Chinese consumers a better shopping experience with more premium quality authentic products directly from the US.”
Sam’s Club opened its official flagship store on JD.com’s main channel in October 2016. The store offers 2,000 items selected from physical clubs in China, ranging from food and beverage to household supplies and small appliances. By extending its cooperation with JD.com, Sam’s is further enriching its product mix and providing a strong complement to its offline assortment, bringing members more choice and quality. A Sam’s Club China membership allows consumers to enjoy online and offline shopping for domestic and overseas products available at 15 physical Sam’s Clubs in China, our e-commerce store on www.samsclub.cn, our mobile Sam’s Club app, and our Sam’s Club flagship store on JD.com and Sam’s Club Global Shop on JD Worldwide.
To celebrate its launch, Sam’s Club Global Flagship Shop is offering members and potential members various promotions and free deliveries from May 16 to May 31.