Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com announced that the company plans to open a logistics channel for companies in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Aug 24.
JD.com will provide warehousing, transportation, delivery, and after-sales customer services for local fresh foods producers. The company will also cooperate with the local government to host promotional sales campaigns for Xinjiang-featured products.
A JD agricultural products demonstration base will be built to develop Xinjiang products into an industrialized brand.
Yang Jianhua, JD.com's vice-general manager of the northwestern region, said that Xinjiang has great fruits and fresh produce, but these products cannot be delivered to customers in time due to poor logistics and a lack of professional e-commerce operators.
Two workers load packages into trucks at JD.com's sorting center in the Urumqi Economic and Technological Development Zone (Toutunhe District) on Aug 23. [Photo/ts.cn]
Yang added that JD.com can not only provide Xinjiang e-commerce companies with supply chain solutions, but also help Xinjiang’s agricultural products market expand and establish a brand across the country.
JD.com will also train talent and cultivate Xinjiang's e-commerce industry, supporting traditional companies to build online channels.
Xinjiang's fresh foods industry Xinjiang-featured agricultural products are on display. [Photo/ts.cn]
The company built a sorting center in the Urumqi Economic and Technological Development Zone (Toutunhe District) in Oct 2014, and the center has seen orders increased ten times over three years.
As of June 2017, JD has seven logistics centers across the country, and operates 335 large-sized warehouses servicing 2,691 districts and counties. The company’s delivery area covers about 99 percent of the country.