The channel will expedite the process by assisting with onboarding, managing end-to-end fulfillment from JD’s U.S. warehouses directly to consumers in China, and leveraging JD.com’s China-U.S. cargo flights, 1,300-plus warehouses, and 200,000-plus delivery personnel in China. JD Marketplace will also provide price conversions, taking into account foreign exchange rates and taxes, as well as assisting with translating product names and descriptions.
“Bringing together two world-class commerce platforms — Shopify and JD.com — is a major step in solving cross-border commerce for merchants," said Aaron Brown, vice president, Shopify, in a statement. "The future of commerce is commerce everywhere — and that starts by removing barriers to entry to one of the most important ecommerce markets in the world.”
JD Marketplace launched on Jan. 18. Shopify and JD.com state this is simply the first step in a strategic partnership that “aims to help solve cross-border commerce challenges across product sourcing, selling, and logistics for merchants in the U.S. and China.”