JD.com is the largest retailer in China. Recently, the company announced that it has completed a drone flight to Indonesia. With this drone flight, JD.com and Jingdong have been able to make their first ever delivery to another country via drone. It will therefore open the door for future use in ecommerce. Once the drone delivery gets approved by regulatory officials, the company will continue to use this as one of its standard delivery methods. The completion of this recent drone delivery flight to Indonesia by JD.com has been an innovative breakthrough in ecommerce. Drone flights will enable JD.com and Jingdong to more efficiently ship merchandise to customers worldwide.
The test flight by JD.com was done on January 8, 2019. The company flew the drone in West Java Indonesia. JD.com flew the drones to two specific locations which were Jagabita Village and MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School. It delivered a number of school supplies which included books and backpacks. This particular delivery was fro a donation of school supplies.
With this delivery, JD.com and Jingdong have completed yet another philanthropic activity that it has been long known for. It has used drones to make deliveries for charitable causes along with avoiding the delays that are caused by natural disasters in China. Read This Article for additional information.
In recent years, JD.com and Jingdong have been heavily involved in introducing ecommerce to Indonesia. The company began conducting ecommerce business in 2016 and has grown steadily over the last two years. Today, the company sells over 1 million SKU’s and serves millions of customers all over the nation. As far as their operations are concerned, JD relies on a logistical network that consists of ten warehouses that cover over 400 cities and over 6,000 counties. It also operates across seven islands as well. Since Indonesia is spread over many islands, it benefits from enhanced logistical support.
JD.com will be able to deliver products to consumers and thus provide more efficient and reliable service. Another benefit of JD.com’s new drone delivery system is that it will be able to complete deliveries on same day next day orders. In the future, the drone deliveries will be used to address both ecommerce and humanitarian operations for the company.