E-commerce giants to roll out unmanned delivery in Japan

JD.com and Rakuten to collaborate on unmanned delivery solutions in Japan

E-commerce giants to roll out unmanned delivery in Japan. Source: jdcorporateblog.com

JD.com, China’s largest retailer, and Rakuten, a leading global innovation company in e-commerce, have signed an agreement that will see JD.com’s drones and autonomous delivery robots utilized in Rakuten’s unmanned delivery solutions in Japan.

Under the agreement, JD.com will combine its expertise in developing drones and autonomous delivery robots with Rakuten’s expertise in drone delivery service operations in Japan, such as its dedicated shopping apps. The two companies will collaborate on Rakuten’s lineup of unmanned delivery services to suit a wide range of applications and situations.

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