JD.com is extending its logistics services for use by consumers and businesses as the online retailer looks to take a share of China’s booming package-delivery industry, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The move, announced Thursday, will give private individuals and businesses in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou access to JD’s shipping capabilities for private mail. JD.com’s rival e-commerce firm Alibaba is already a well-established provider of the service.
JD.com claims to be able to reach 99% of China’s population and commits to delivering over 90% of orders within 24 hours.
“This marks the next step in leveraging the nationwide logistics network that JD has built over the past decade,” said chief executive Zhenhui Wang in a statement.