Chinese online retail giant JD.com has become one of the first distributors smart hardware makers would turn to whenever they are about to ship products.

When maker revolution was about to explode JD established a sub-channel for selling smart hardware products only. Earlier this year,  the company launched JD+, an accelerator for smart hardware products, offering funding, marketing support or other resources individual makers otherwise can hardly access.

More recently JCloud project was added to provide makers with WiFi or sensor solutions, Cloud services, user data analytics service, among others.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com