Founded in 2004, JD.com has become China’s largest online retailer and biggest overall retailer — covering a population of more than 1 billion.
As China’s biggest Internet Company by revenue, JD, also known as Jingdong, sets the standard for online shopping through its commitment to quality and authenticity. The site offers customers a vast selection of products from fresh food to apparel, electronics, toys and cosmetics, and everything in between.
JD controls every aspect of the supply chain — a rare commodity for online retailers. When a customer makes a purchase on its platform, JD makes sure that product is delivered right through the last mile. JD’s nationwide fulfillment network makes it possible for the company to provide standard same and next day delivery to customers throughout China.
China customers recognize the JD.com brand guarantees quality. Early on, JD took a strict policy on the quality of the products it offers and takes a zero-tolerance to counterfeits. This is made possible by having a marketplace that limits the number of sellers to ensure it can maintain a strict quality oversight.
As one of the most trusted marketplaces in China, JD.com has become the choice for not just local brands, but global companies as well. To help those companies, big or small, JD offers a full suite of services including marketing, consumer targeting, analytics, logistics, warehousing and financing.
In 2003, after the SARS outbreak that affected people throughout China, Richard Liu saw an opportunity to harness the potential of the Internet to sell products online; and that’s when jdlaser.com was launched — the earliest predecessor of JD.com.
One of many milestones came in 2014, when JD formed a strategic partnership with Tencent, giving JD exclusive access to Tencent’s WeChat and Mobile QQ platforms. Additionally, in 2016, JD announced a strategic alliance with American company Walmart.
As a technology-driven company, JD.com continues to build reliable and scalable platforms that bring value to partners and customers in sectors such as e-commerce, logistics, Internet finance, cloud computing and smart technology. The company strives to continue to grow the brand and bring even more value to its customers, partners and companies that use the product in the future.