Jun 18, 2021|

Thai Herbal Wax Sales Soar 9075% on JD.com during 618 Grand Promotion,Thai Ambassador Awarded


by Yuchuan Wang

Products from Thailand including durian, herbal wax, bird’s nest and face masks have seen enormous demands by Chinese consumers during JD.com’s 18th 618 Grand Promotion, the biggest mid-year shopping festival in the world. Sales of Thai herbal wax products increased over 90 times from June 1 to June 10 year-on-year.

To mark the country’s strong effort in promoting cross-border trade, JD.com presented the Excellent Cooperation Partner of the Year award at its headquarters in Beijing on Jun. 18. H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the People’s Republic of China received the award.

Photo shows Ambassador of Thailand to China Arthayudh Srisamoot accepting the Excellent Cooperation Partner Award from Xu Hejian, Director of the Information Office of the Beijing Municipal Government

“This event has been very successful for many years, and 618 is a day that many shoppers look forward to, because JD.com provides so many products from all over the world,” Ambassador Srisamoot said.

Thailand is of critical importance to JD.com. In 2018, JD.com and Central Group, the retail giant in Thailand launched the joint venture JD CENTRAL, which became the first online shopping platform in Thailand to claim to provide 100% authentic products. Its own and third party delivery resources enables its business to cover the whole of Thailand with rapid delivery services.

Products from Thailand also sell remarkably well on JD.com and are hugely popular with the company’s 500 million customers in China. On June 1, JD sold over 80,000 Thai durian on a single day. This April, JD.com announced to implement its cold chain network to help bring fresh durians from Rayong city, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, to China, enabling customers to enjoy durians at their ideal level of ripeness.

“We hope to take this event as an opportunity to express our gratitude for everything that the Thailand Embassy has done to foster a positive trade environment between Thailand and China,” said Larry Lee. “And to contribute to the internationalization of JD’s 618 Grand Promotion.”

Ambassadors and senior diplomats from 15 countries were invited to attend an award ceremony hosted by JD at its headquarters in Beijing on Jun 18, in appreciation for their ongoing efforts in enhancing cooperation with JD, and their continuous support in promoting cross-border trade with China.