Daily Digital Pulse of China: Jingdong
JD.com and Free International Delivery
JD.com’s international website, JD.com Global, has begun providing free international delivery on orders over $49. This move represents a new light for international lovers of Chinese cultural products, such as books. With 200,000 international users, JD.com can now order with somewhat reckless abandon from the world’s largest Chinese language book collection, which contains over 800,000 titles. Most parcels to U.S. addresses should arrive within seven to twelve days upon ordering.
Jingdong Sets Up O2O For Convenience Stores
Next year, Jingdong (jd.com) is said to operate online to offline (O2O) operations with businesses in 20 cities throughout China. Jingdong has recently been working with convenience stores, with the aim of achieving delivery of orders within 10 minutes from the time the customer placed the order online. Jingdong is the main platform for online to offline convenience stores. The company is also looking at setting up a convenience store membership system, to make the customers experience more efficient, useable and profitable. There has been a trial period on the Jingdong site for convenience stores using O2O, and customers have been spending on average 100rmb a day.
China Mobile is set to roll out the iPhone 5s and 5c on its telecommunications network on the 17th January 2014. Pre-orders start on December 25th and the iPhone’s will operate on China Mobile's 3G and 4G networks. China Mobile boasts 763.3 million phone subscribers with 181.1 million already signed up for 3G. The company aims to sell 100 million 4G phones on-contract in 2014. By the end of the year, the telco plans to complete the rollout of over half a million 4G base stations, covering more that 340 cities with 4G service.
Source:Tech In Asia