JD.com and Rakuten Team Up to Bring Drones to Japan

JD.com has made a name for itself in more than one field, and its drone delivery solutions in China have merited more than one news story. Well, it looks like they are making headlines again. Rakuten Inc., a global innovator and e-commerce company is partnering with Jingdong to use its delivery drones in Japan.

Rakuten runs shopping apps for Japan much like JD does in China, and the use of autonomous delivery drones would solve a lot of problems for Japanese consumers. So JD will combine its successful drone delivery service with Rakuten’s dedicated shopping apps and create delivery solutions. This is the second time Jingdong has expanded its drone service to another country. JD.com just tested its first drone delivery for the Netherlands after the government granted it permission to host delivery options there. The string of islands is a perfect place for Jingdong’s drone service as traditional delivery means are complicated by the expanse of ocean.

About JD.com

JD.com or Jingdong is a Chinese e-commerce company founded by Richard Liu Qiangdong in 1998. The giant internet retailer began as a simple storefront for optical equipment. Liu Qiangdong experienced success in this market and opened up a nice sized chain. In 2004 the SARS epidemic hit and confined many Chinese consumers indoors. Liu Qiangdong did not skip and beat and quickly took its business online. It has now became a monster retailer source offering a wide variety of products to Chinese consumers.

Known as 360Buy and then later as JD.com the e-commerce retailer has expanded throughout Asia and to Europe as well. It has designs on being completely global in a few years. Despite its success what really sets Jingdong apart is its use of autonomous robotics in its warehouses and delivery systems. It stands at the forefront of AI technology as a global leader for the use of delivery drones, autonomous technology and robots. At present JD.com has the largest drone delivery system on the planet. It is currently building drone delivery airports in preparation of expanding its delivery service across the world. It is also a proponent of driverless delivery and even unveiled an autonomous truck.

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