With the rise of e-commerce, one of the traditional physical location, brick-and-mortar style business models that have taken a significant hit has been the bookstore industry. Across the entirety of the world, bookstores have seen major declines in all areas of sales due to the fact that online bookstores have become so prevalent and convenient for customers to use.
Traditional bookstores have really struggled to keep up and it has led to mass closings of many locations that still exist in a physical location. This would seem to be an impossible situation for the bookstore industry, but a number of booksellers in China are seeing a huge resurgence in their successes due to partnering with China’s leading e-commerce retailer, JD.com.
JD.com has sold books in its own business model for a number of years but now the retailing powerhouse is working hard to offer solutions to traditional book retailers. Forty-nine book retailers all together have joined forces with JD.com in order to gain access to the retailing power player’s extensive resources in terms of logistics and procurement of books to name just a few.
This August, JD.com announced their new “JD Blockchain Platform”. Enterprise-sized customers can use this platform to build and host their own blockchain apps in a way that is more convenient, transparent, and secure. This technology allows its users to make their operational procedures more efficient and gives their customers more visibility into them. One specific way this is being used it to trace food from where it was grown to throughout the supply chain.
The technology was previously available only to JD.com for use in its business model is now available to these brick-and-mortar retailers and it is making a huge difference for these companies to be able to take advantage of such an advanced supply chain that is the proprietary territory of JD.com.
This entire move to supply aid to these traditional bookstores is all a part of a larger initiative that JD.com has been promoting heavily as of recent. The goal is to offer the extensive resources that JD.com has to a number of countless small and medium range businesses that can benefit from accessing the kind of technology that only JD.com has available to it. This has been making huge differences for the bookseller industry and many more industries as well. See This Page for additional information.