JD.com announced that they will be participating in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 7 to 10. The company is known for its contribution to the development of the Chinese online retail industry, and the company’s founder Richard Liu Qiangdong, expressed his excitement regarding the event. To prepare for the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, JD.com unveiled two smart delivery stations in two Chinese cities – one was placed in Hohhot, and another one was placed in Changsha. These smart delivery stations drive by itself, and they can deliver up to 2,000 packages a day within a five-kilometer radius. The smart delivery station is one of the newest technological advancements that will be presented by JD.com, and Richard Liu Qiangdong is inviting everyone who is interested in science and technology to visit their booth and witness the technologies that they are offering.
The Consumer Electronics Show has been around for some time, but this will be the first time for JD.com to participate. The company was assigned in booth number 30329, and their slogan states that they are delivering the future of shopping. The booth also showcases how JD.com is able to operate on a massive scale, and why they are investing heavily in logistics. Currently, JD.com can deliver items to 99 percent of the Chinese population, and they are using technologies like drones to deliver items in far-flung areas. The creation of the smart delivery stations would allow them to have another option for sending the packages to their customers. The company is serious in transforming the retail sector, and Richard Liu Qiangdong stated that there is more advancement to come, that will transform the way retail is being managed and operated.
JD.com was founded in 1998, and it was uploaded online in 2004. Richard Liu Qiangdong, the wealthy businessman behind the portal, stated that he created JD.com because he wanted to become a successful entrepreneur, and he also wanted people who are living in remote areas to benefit from the technology. He lived in a remote village in Jiangsu when he was younger, and he took it as an inspiration to create better technology.