JAKARTA (NNA / Kyodo) – Japanese shopping center operator Aeon Mall Co. has started to cooperate with the Indonesian unit of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc. to open real and online stores, launch joint promotional campaigns and start new businesses.
On Tuesday, the Indonesian unit JD.ID opened the first JD.ID Electronic store in Indonesia at Aeon Mall Sentul City in Bogor, West Java Province, to sell computers, communications equipment and household appliances. Aeon Mall Sentul City is the third Aeon Mall in Indonesia launched in October last year.
Under a memorandum signed on September 6 on their cooperation, JD.ID plans to open JD.ID. Electronics stores also at two existing Aeon malls in Indonesia and at Aeon Mall Tanjung Barat in South Jakarta, which is expected to start operations from October to December this year as the fourth Aeon mall in Indonesia, has said the Japanese company.
The Japanese mall operator said it plans to launch Aeon Mall virtual stores in JD.ID’s online marketplaces. The arrangement will allow Aeon Mall tenants in virtual stores to sell goods through e-commerce and deliver them to customers in real malls or deliver them.
Aeon Mall and JD.ID are also planning to jointly launch promotional campaigns using digital tools.
Aeon Mall also plans to set up showrooms in its shopping malls for products from Japanese companies that have not operated in Indonesia and sell them through JD.ID websites.