JD CENTRAL, a giant online retailer, has officially launched its online platform www.jd.co.th in Thailand.
In a press release distributed on Thursday, JD CENTRAL Chief Executive Officer Vincent Yang said the firm has a fully integrated logistics service and plans to increase the number of warehouses to support same-day delivery for about 25 million customers by next year.
JD CENTRAL is an e-commerce joint venture between two retail giants, Central Group, the biggest retail conglomerate in Thailand, and JD.com, the largest retailer in China, he said.
"Since the launch of JD CENTRAL last June, the company has met with a warm reception from Thai customers. This shows JD CENTRAL has great potential to be the leader in modern online retail trade with technology integration."
"The company pursues a policy of dealing in 100 percent genuine products to establish credibility with customers shopping on JD CENTRAL's online platform. As a result, we are confident that the firm will be the most trusted leading e-commerce platform in Thailand," the firm's CEO said.
Meanwhile, JD CENTRAL expects to leverage modern logistics technology for warehousing and delivery management. Autonomous Warehouse Robots will be introduced to replace manpower, substantially cut overheads and improve performance, according to the firm's CEO.
The warehouse will also use Autonomous Delivery Vehicles and apply logistics innovation which can be integrated with Big Data and AI technology.
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