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iYiou, 8/05/17

Chinese B2C e-commerce platform operator (Nasdaq: JD) is preparing to establish an unmanned convenience store, revealed VP Weng Zhi in an interview, but an official announcement will come later. The current trend in unmanned convenience stores is more focused on the concept, but will reportedly propose a practical solution to keep it within the acceptable costs for merchants while also meeting user demand. will design a number of different grades of store for different scenarios, such as placing one in a high-end residential community.

Editor's Note: rival Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) announced last month that it was launching a pilot unmanned coffee shop. For more information on this topic, please see "Update: Alibaba Launches Unmanned Coffee Shop," MD 7/08/17 issue.

Keywords: retail e-commerce Internet JD unmanned store


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