China’s e-commerce platform JD.com reached RMB 159.2 billion in sales during its annual 618 Shopping Festival, which occurred between June 1 and June 18.

The company said transactions were up 37% compared with the same period last year, and more than 90% of the orders from JD’s self-operated stores achieved same-day or next-day delivery, thanks to automated devices.

This was also the first time that JD included brick-and-mortar stores in its promotional campaigns. JD Daojia is the company’s exploration of online-to-offline business (O2O), where customers can order products at nearby stores online, and JD will have them delivered within an hour. The platform reported huge sales growth. The total sales of JD Daojia increased five times on June 18 compared with the same period last year, with Walmart’s sales on the platform quadrupling and those of Yonghui Supermarkets increasing by a factor of five, according to JD.

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Jiefei Liu

Jiefei Liu is a Beijing based tech reporter. She focuses on the union of tech and content creation and loves agriculture. You can write to her at Jiefei@technode.com