Chinese B2C e-commerce website JD.com has cooperated with China Postal Express & Logistics, which is also known as EMS, to develop a cross-border e-commerce business around the world.
Though JD adopts its own self-built logistics network in the domestic Chinese market, it chooses to cooperate with third-party logistics company for international shipping.
Under the strategic cooperation agreement signed by the two parties, JD and EMS will begin in-depth cooperation in overseas warehousing and cross-border direct mail of small packages.
Commenting on the cooperation, JD said it will improve the company's international supply chain integration capacity, especially cross-border delivery of international small packages. According to the agreement, overseas vendors on JD's global e-commerce platform Jd.hk will be able to directly deliver overseas products to Chinese consumers by choosing EMS delivery. Meanwhile, those vendors can select other delivery options such as direct mail or bonded stocking.
Financial terms of the deal were not released.
So far, JD and EMS have completed system docking and overseas products can clear customs as personal belongings at many ports.
Jd.hk was formally launched in April 2015. At present, its businesses reach various countries and regions, including France, Japan, South Korea, U.S., Australia, and Germany.