JD.com, also known as Jingdong, is able to fulfill its promise to deliver 90 percent of all the orders it ships through same- or next-day service better today than ever. Jingdong have now partnered with HNA Group’s Tianjin Air Cargo in order to ship their products six times a week on round trip flights between Tianjin and Guangzhou. These flights are wholly dedicated to shipping packages for businesses and consumers.
Jingdong has a national logistics business that can get a package delivered to a business or consumer anywhere in China at amazingly fast speeds. The Tianjin Air Cargo airplane used by JD.com has the JD Logistics logo on its side and is a Boeing 737. As it is a plane that only transports packages it does not need to follow commercial airline schedules. They can speed the plane up when necessary due to this fact.
They will be monitoring how these flights go and could expand the routes to other airports in both Southern and Northern China. Head of Express Business Unit Hui Wang of JD Logistics stated that this dedicated airplane will grow his company’s logistics network even larger than it already was. He was certain that both business clients and individual consumers would enjoy their new expedited delivery speeds.
Hui Wang added that this partnership with Tianjin Air Cargo created a new industry milestone. Between Jingdong’s supply chain expertise and the amount of experience Tianjin Air Cargo has delivering freight they could outpace the delivery speed of all of their competitors. It would help cement JD.com as the largest Chinese retailer and help their firm’s development going forward.
The overall strategy that Jingdong is pursuing is what they call “Retail as a Service”. They want to be closer to the immediacy of buying goods in a retail store and so have worked hard to see to it that the large majority of their orders get to customers with next-day delivery max. It is because of the speed and convenience of ordering from JD.com that millions use their online platform each day. Most consumers order using their mobile app with 80 percent of their orders being placed this way. Go To This Page to learn more.