Chinese ecommerce giant JD has announced the opening of unmanned store JD.ID X-Mart in Jakarta, Indonesia. The JD.ID X-Mart is said to be the first ever unmanned store in the South East Asian country. This also marks JD’s first attempt to bring its unmanned store technology overseas. The new unmanned store sells everything ranging from fashion and […]
Lenovo is the latest entrant to the cashier-less convenience store frenzy, following Alibaba, JD, and Suning.com.
Michael Norris, research and strategy manager at AgencyChina, joins the podcast to look how Alibaba is dominating new retail in 2019.
Luckin Coffee is offering a $400 million bond and issuing new shares less than a year after its Nasdaq IPO.
This year’s theme for Wild Digital Indonesia, “Breaking the Billion-Dollar Ceiling”, aims to explore the rise and expansion of unicorns.
The announcement of Amazon Go, the cashierless store concept, in late 2016, coincided with a flurry of Chinese tech companies creating their own versions of unmanned stores. For them, 2017 was a fruitful year for developing their solutions tailored to Chinese consumers, as well as in educating the market. What’s more important behind the quick […]
Since Amazon envisioned its staff-less store concept last year, shoplifting has been one of the major concerns that people have raised to question the sustainability of this new shopping model. It’s natural to speculate that unmanned stores will face more shoplifters due to the absence of shopkeepers, guards, cashiers, or whomever onsite to keep an eye […]
Chinese electronics retailer Suning opened its second unmanned store equipping full face recognition payment system in Shanghai on November 6th, Chinese media The Paper is reporting. Unmanned stores are spreading all over China, and Shanghai is becoming an important base to test the market with Shanghai’s affluent and trendy consumers. In Shanghai, unmanned convenience store BingoBox […]
Bianlifeng (便利蜂), the operator of Chinese staff-less stores and smart vending machines, released a notice to its employees yesterday announcing that they will start pulling out vending machines from 38 cities in China an unnamed employee told Pingtu360. Except for the eight selected cities that they are currently testing the unmanned shelves in and the three […]
This week we talk about most impactful internet policies of 2017 and the growing unmanned vertical Links Rita Liao: The 4 policies that most affected China’s internet in 2017 Emma Lee: Top 10 Chinese unmanned stores in 2017 Podcast information iTunes RSS feed Music: “Taking the Day Off” by Lee Rosevere, Hold Music Download this episode