On June 18, JD.com concluded its annual shopping festival with a transaction volume of around US$24.5 billion. On the same day, the e-commerce platform also announced an investment from Google of $550 million. What does this new alliance mean? Listen to latest episode from TechBuzz China to find out!
On June 18, JD.com announced a strategic investment of $550 million from Google and an establishment of a broad strategic partnership between both parties.
As the clock strikes past midnight, JD.com saw a record-breaking transaction volume of 127.5 billion yuan ($20 billion) for the 618 Mid-Year Shopping Festival that took place officially on June 18. The entire record was for the period between June 1 at 00:00 a.m. and June 18 at 00:10 a.m.
Welcome to our weekly newsletter. This week, Chinese giants Xiaomi and JD.com are making further moves for global expansion, while some tech firms in China are showing interest for social undertakings.
On April 16, Liu Qiangdong, Chairman and CEO of Jingdong Group, or better known as JD.com, came to Madrid, Spain, to attend the World Retail Conference (WRC). He is also publicizing JD’s Spanish website Joybuy.es that was just released for public testing on April 12.
On February 23, JD presented its unmanned intelligent distribution station to be used in the National Civil Aerospace Industry Base in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.
JD Group announced that it has raised $2.5 billion by selling stake in JD Logistics. After the transaction completes, JD Group will hold 81.4 percent of JD Logistics equity.
Richard Liu, founder and CEO of JD.com, said the company plans to challenge Amazon in Europe in 2019 and to spread across the continent within a few years. Liu said the JD.com would launch its ecommerce platform and distribution services in France, then expand to the UK and Germany.
Shares of JD.com hit a record high on Janary 27 after rising steadily since December 2017. The price started at $48.23, broke through the $50 mark and closed at a record high of $50.5 a share.
French President Macron is on a state visit to China. Under his witness, JD.com group signed memorandums of understanding with Business France and the French industrial engineering group Fives.
Tencent, JD.com and Vipshop announced that Tencent and JD.com would invest US $863 million in Vipshop. After investment, JD.com is making a leap toward its goal of “selling clothes on JD.com”.
JD.com logistics CEO Wang Zhen-hui said at 2017 NewGen Logistics World Summit on December 11 that due to consumption, industrial upgrades and technological advancements, the logistics industry is entering a new era defined by short chains, smartness and symbiosis.
China (Changsha) Intelligent Manufacturing Summit witnessed the signings of 14 major project contracts with a total investment of 34.3 billon yuan, on December 6. Among the investments was 10 billion yuan from JD.com for the Changsha Economic and Technological Development Zone.
Alibaba’s purchase of a 36.16 percent stake in SUN ART Retail Group – a $2.9 billion investment – shook business news on November 20. Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that put forward of the concept of “new retail,” and SUN ART, the top offline retailer in China created a fusion of e-commerce and brick-and-mortar business.
Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki.vn recently announced it received $44 million in financing from JD.com. Tiki.vn said it would use the new financing to train staff, optimize logistics distribution and market its distribution service TikiNow.