Can you find the connection between e-commerce and the drones? That connection is big and existing, especially if you keep in mind two magnates of the electronic industry. One of them is JD.com – China’s largest electronic retail chain JD.com and the other one is Rakuten – a Japanese leading e-commerce innovation company. These two companies have merged their skills in order to make a revolution in delivery solutions market. The companies have recently signed an agreement that includes JD.com’s drones and delivery solutions by Japanese Rakuten.
The new line of Rakuten’s unmanned delivery services is considering the work of both companies. This line will be designed in order to suit different situations and different customers.
The First Attempt
The first flight attempt of the Rakuten Dron Delivery Service was made in 2016. Afterward, both companies gained precious experience in providing services. In the past, both enterprises tried to establish cooperation with various partners, including the local authorities. In 2018 they took a major step toward solving logistic problems in Japan. Namely, this was the first time they have tested autonomous robots for delivery and unmanned aircraft.
Both companies showed their satisfaction and business enthusiasm from the very beginning.
Rakuten’s management claim JD.com is an advanced delivery network in China. This company does not hide its pleasure in choosing JD.com as a strategic partner in the race for primacy in this market.
The joint attitude of both companies relates to successful cooperation in the field of the innovation of unmanned aircraft, as well as the rapid progress of the logistics sector in Japan.
Technological step into the future
The two Asian giants collaboration attracted attention not only of the market in Asia but also in the rest of the world. Let’s just recall…JD.com was already well-known for its unmanned aircraft development. This developing program began in 2015 when the first commercial deliveries in rural parts of China began. Up to this moment, JD.com performs drone flights in many Chinese provinces. Their drones already have more than 400,000 minutes of flight. And let’s not forget – this company is still spreading over the markets in Asia.
Recently, the company has presented to the public the successfully driven the first test flight, which approved by the Indonesian government. Indonesia was the first country opened for the ideas and further operations of JD.com in Southeast Asia.
President of JD com. claimed the fact that this company has been using this technology for over two years, and, as he said – they are now ready for further innovations within the logistics industry.
Ever asked yourself what does the future looks like? Take a look at the Asian tech-market, and you’ll know.