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JD established shop in Indonesia

Update On :28 October 2015

JD established shop in Indonesia

In a secretive manner the Chinese E-commerce giant JD has opened a store in Indonesia with the note to avoid alerting their competitors about the establishment of shop. It has also launched a localized Android app. The JD Indonesia site comes after JD’s global site in English and an online store for Russia. At this point, it’s still unclear whether JD will import goods straight from China or if it intends to set up a warehouse somewhere in Indonesia.

JD Indonesia carries consumer electronics brands like Samsung, Nikon, Apple, Asus, Sony, and more. If JD Indonesia decides to roll out more product categories, it will inevitably go head-to-head with the large local ecommerce players like Lazada Indonesia, MatahariMall, and Bhinneka all of whom are already competing vigorously against one another.

JD has disclosed US$2.6 billion in funding and some of its investors include Tiger Fund, Sequoia Capital, DST Global, and Tencent. In Indonesia, Sequoia Capital invests in Go-Jek and Tokopedia. However, as Tokopedia is still a consumer-to-consumer marketplace, JD’s entrance to Indonesia may not pose any sort of conflict for the VC firm just yet. JD raised US$1.78 billion when it made an IPO on the NASDAQ in May 2014.

Josh Gartner, senior director of international communications in JD said, “We will continue to update coverage on JD in Indonesia as more information and details come to light. Needless to say, with the firm’s entrance into Jakarta, the local ecommerce landscape is set to get even more interesting over the next 12 months. JD continuously explores possibilities for ecommerce in high-potential developing markets. We recently launched a beta ecommerce site in Indonesia and will continue to evaluate strategic opportunities on a case by case basis.”

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"By establishing a store in Indonesia, JD has expanded its business. If it adds more products categories then it will become a tough competition for the other E-commerce players over there. Localized Android App will enable them to reach more audience."

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