(Yicai Global) June 21 -- The Chinese unit of French retailer Carrefour will open an online store on e-commerce platform JD.Com's international marketplace after striking a logistics deal with the e-tail giant.
The store will sell products from Taiwan, France and other countries and regions that appeal to Chinese mainland consumers, Beijing Business Today reported yesterday. JD.Com will import the goods and arrange customs clearance, sorting and distribution, the report added, saying the first batch of 300 product types will include beauty, healthcare and home wares and foods.
Carrefour China set up a domestic store on JD.Com last year and the pair have been working together to develop online-to-offline services in the logistics and e-commerce sectors using their respective strengths, Carrefour China said.
The supermarket chain has been expanding its online business in recent years and set up a self-operated e-commerce platform that covers 50 cities nationwide.
It also has an online mall applet on massively popular social media and lifestyle app WeChat and cooperates in online-to-offline selling with app-for-everything Meituan-Dianping, meal delivery service Ele.me and crowdsourcing logistics platform Dada-JD Daojia.
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