JD.com’s Dongguan logistics park is driving business across the Greater Bay Area in southern China, handling ever more shipments in a smart warehouse.
The largest integrated smart fulfillment center in Asia launched in December and has a construction area of 500,000m2 (5,380,000ft2), twice the size of the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The self-developed warehousing software system leverages technologies such as algorithms for functions including scheduling, coordination, optimization and data monitoring.
E-commerce is booming in China with over 63 billion orders made in 2019, the equivalent of 45 packages per person. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has some of the highest consumption and the most active e-commerce market in China, with regional GDP accounting for 12% of China’s total.
JD started building its own logistics network in 2007 and now covers 99% of China’s population, and 91% of orders can be achieved on the same or next day.