In the last 20 years, JD.com has not only been consistent in keeping customers safe from counterfeit goods but has also invested heavily in delivery systems. For example, the company was the first online retailer entity to experiment on drone deliveries. Since deliveries are one of the ways JD.com makes contact with the customers, it has been exploring ways to improve efficiency in deliveries. One of the ways the company is currently exploring includes underground delivery system.The project is timely because of the following reasons. First, China, similar many countries lose billions of dollars each year from traffic jams. Delivery vans being stuck in traffic is part of the massive losses China and other countries experience every year.
Fortunately, the system will ease JD.com losses through traffic. This system will not only help the company and consumers save money through alternative delivery method but also offer timely deliveries.There has been a lot of debate on the possibility of a cost-effective 24 hours delivery system. With this system, JD.com will be the first entity to offer affordable and fast delivery services. The system has a great potential in solving the global warming reality if other counties can adopt it.Since JD.com believes in research, they invited the best institutions in China to contribute to the project. Some of the institutions include Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing Jiaotong University, and Shanghai Municipal (Engineering Design) Institute.
The institutions have a high business reputation in designing and modifying projects to fit the desired market value. Some of the areas they will be working on include the following. First, the institutions will explore possible ways to make a relatively affordable system and second, they will explore on how the new project will use the available infrastructure.Is this the future of e-commerce? The answer is a resounding yes. Chinese cities, just like cities around the business world are becoming more complex every day. The population is also increasing each year. A futurist approach to minimizing traffic of goods is important. In addition, the system will be more secure compared to the available means of transporting goods. Furthermore, urban space can be put into more use.