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JD.com (Jingdong) Intro, Stats, News & Insights
Jingdong (JD.com), formerly known as 360Buy, is one of China's largest B2C online retailers and now listed on NASDAQ.
JD.com started with a focus on online direct sales selling electronics products on 360buy.com. As it gained popularity, it started accepting other retailers as an e-commerce marketplace.
jingdong was founded by Liu Qiangdong (a.k.a. Richard Liu) in July 1998, and its B2C platform went online in 2004. It started as an online magneto-optical store, but soon diversified, selling electronics, mobile phones, computers, etc. Jingdong Mall changed the domain name to 360buy.com in June 2007, and to JD.com in 2013.
Jingdong's gross merchandise volume, or GMV, increased from RMB32.7 billion in 2011 to RMB73.3 billion in
2012 and RMB125.5 billion (US$20.7 billion) in 2013.
The number of products JD.com offer through Jingdong's online direct sales and marketplace has grown from approximately 1.5 million stock keeping units, or SKUs, as of December 31, 2011 to approximately 7.2 million SKUs as of December 31, 2012 to approximately 25.7 million SKUs as of December 31, 2013 and further to approximately 40.2 million as of March 31, 2014.
Electronics products and home appliances accounted for 80.1%, 65.3% and 63.6% of Jingdong's total GMV in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively, and general merchandise and others for 19.9%, 34.7% and 36.4%.
JD.com had 12.5 million, 29.3 million and 47.4 million active customer accounts and fulfilled approximately 65.9 million, 193.8 million and 323.3 million orders in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively.
JD.com made a strategic decision in 2007 to build and operate Jingdong's own nationwide fulfillment infrastructure. JD.com operated 86 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 1.5 million square meters in 36 cities and 1,620 delivery stations and 214 pickup stations in 495 cities across China as of March 31, 2014, and had 24,412 delivery personnel, 11,145 warehouse staff and 5,832 customer service personnel as of April 1, 2014.
Leveraging this nationwide fulfillment infrastructure, JD.com deliver a majority of the orders directly to customers Jingdong'sselves, over 70% of which JD.comre delivered on the day the order was placed or the day after. As of March 31, 2014, JD.com provided same-day delivery in 43 cities under Jingdong's 211 program and next-day delivery in another 256 cities across China.
In Q1 2018, JD.com reported net revenues of RMB100.1 billion (US$16.0 billion), representing a 33.1% increase from the same period in 2017. Net product revenues increased by 31.0% while net service revenues increased by 60.0% year-on-year to RMB8.6 billion (US$1.4 billion) in Q1 2018. Annual active customer accounts increased by 27.6% to 301.8 million in […]
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Shopping is an integral part of Chinese people’s celebration, and naturally, e-retailers were engaged in fierce battles to compete for attention, and hence preferences, of consumers in the days leading up to Chinese New Year (February 15 in 2018). JD.com (partly owned by Tencent) and […]
China online retail market totaled 1,974.59 billion yuan (US$311.69 billion) with an increase of 41% YoY in Q4 2017 according to data from Analysis. China’s B2C online retail market reached 1,189.35 billion yuan (US$187.74 billion) with an increase of 43.2%.
For the third quarter of 2017, JD.com reported net revenues of RMB83.7 billion (US$12.6 billion), representing a 39.2% increase from the same period in 2016. Net revenues from online direct sales increased by 38.5%, while net revenues from services and others increased by 46.2% in Q3 2017, as compared to the third quarter of 2016.
In the ninth year of the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event, this year’s Tmall Double 11 2017 will showcase:
GfK released a report on China’s mobile phone industry in H1 2017 on August 18th. The report shows that China’s mobile phone retail market continued rapid growth while the volume of retail sales slowed down. At the same time, the channel and brand resources will be further concentrated, 2017 mobile phone market competition is still […]
China mobile shopping market totaled 1,279.42 billion yuan with an increase of 45.9% in the second quarter of 2017 according to data from Analysis. Mobile accounted for 80.4% of total online shopping transactions in Q2 2017. Tmall continued to dominate China’s mobile shopping market with 65.2% market share, followed by JD (19.5%) and Vipshop. The […]
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Jingdong (JD.com) net revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were 93.2 billion yuan (US$213.7 billion), an increase of 43.6% from the second quarter of 2016.
JingDong (JD) held an annual sale on 18th June to celebrate its anniversary in China. Other eTailers as Alibaba’s Tmall follow to compete with JD. Data below shows the sales of electronic products during 1-18 June 2017. Related: 618: China’s major mid-year shopping festival The growth of 16-25 age group. This age group made up […]
China’s online retail market totaled US$198.12 billion in the first quarter of 2017 with an increase of 27.6% YoY according to data from Analysis; B2C segment accounts for over 53%, led by Tmall (55.8%). Mobile continued its strong growth of 38.8% in China’s online shopping market, dominated by Tmall and Taobao (80.5%). The total retail sales of […]