Ponpare Mall to open flagship store on JD Worldwide operated by China’s leading shopping mall JD.COM
- Arrangement gives retailers one-stop outsourcing solution for shipping to JD Worldwide, translation, settlement, and delivery -
Recruit Lifestyle co., ltd.
JD Worldwide, an affiliate of China’s leading e-commerce sites JD.com,Inc.(JD.COM), is an e-commerce site for overseas companies. Ponpare Mall, the online shopping site operated by Recruit Lifestyle Co., Ltd. (Recruit Lifestyle; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director: Ken Asano), has signed an outsourcing agreement with Univate, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Mingxiu Zhang), a subcontractor that establishes and operates stores on JD Worldwide. Based on this agreement, Ponpare Mall will open a flagship store on JD Worldwide in this autumn. The tie-up will enable retailers with shops on Ponpare Mall to ship standard-compliant products at no initial cost and no fixed costs, paving the way for entry into the cross-border EC market in China.
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With the numbers of foreign visitors to Japan climbing, Chinese tourists have become one of the most prominent tourist segments in the country thanks to their tremendous purchasing power and predilection for bakugai (“explosive buying”). These high levels of consumer activity have helped popularize and fuel demand for Japanese brands in China. JD.COM, which operates JD Worldwide, is an online direct sales company with the second largest transaction volume of all e-commerce sites in China. JD Worldwide has maintained high growth rate with gross merchandise volume (GMV) reaching RMB 260.2 billion (approximately JPY 5.2 trillion) in 2014 and RMB 462.7 billion (approximately JPY 9.3 trillion) in 2015.
Ponpare Mall will open a flagship store on JD Worldwide in this autumn and sell high-quality Japanese products to Chinese consumers. Thanks to these efforts, Ponpare Mall shops looking to market standard-compliant products in China will be able to get a one-stop agency service covering everything from product shipment and translation to settlement and delivery?all without incurring any initial cost or fixed costs. With the features that the new tie-up offers, retailer shops will be able to boost both their sales and name recognition in China without ever having to set up a local corporation.
Established on June 18, 1998, JD.COM is an online direct sales company with the second largest transaction volume of all e-commerce sites in China. JD.COM is also optimized for mobile phone users and receives high marks for its wide selection of products, high service quality, competitive pricing, and smooth delivery system to consumers. With over 200 million users currently, the company’s GMV reached RMB 462.7 billion (approximately JPY 9.3 trillion) in 2015. As of March 31, 2015, JD.COM, having the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China, directly operated 7 fulfillment centers nationwide, a total of 143 large warehouses and 3,539 delivery/pickup stations in 43 cities and its delivery network covered 1,961 counties / districts across China.
About Univate, Inc.
Univate is a e-commerce support vender of Japanese brands/products for Chinese market. Univate, Japanese partner of JD Wordlwide, supports Japanese firms in opening stores on JD.COM.
Company name: Univate, Inc.
Headquarters: Fujisoft Building 7F, 3 Kandaneribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Established: March 18, 2015
Capital: JPY 30 million (including capital reserves)
Representative/Executive: Representative Director and CEO Mingxiu Zhang, Representative Director and COO Guo Jian
Main business: Cross-border e-commerce business, Chinese e-commerce solutions, agency service for operation of e-commerce targeting China and cross-border e-commerce