JD.com shutters Australian branch office

Source: insideretail, Friday, May 10, 2019

Chinese online marketplace JD.com has closed its local branch after only 15 months in the market. The ecommerce giant launched its Australian office in Melbourne in February 2018, after its competitor Alibaba opened an office in Melbourne in 2017.

At the time, the opening was seen as a way for JD.com to work more closely with the Australian and New Zealand brands on its platform, and to pitch its business to new brands looking to expand into China