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JD.com Company, Chinese Leader of Online Business

JD.com Company, Chinese Leader of Online Business

JD .com is the largest online retailer in China as well as the biggest overall retailer in the country. The company is also China’s biggest internet company in terms of revenue. The company started as an internet store in Beijing before expanding to other parts of China. The idea of JD.com came during the SARS outbreak in China that made the companies employees and customers to remain indoors. Since this was a threat to the company’s future, the company decided to use find another way of accessing their customers from wherever they are. That is when JD.com became an e-commerce company.

JD .com’s Role in China’s Online Business

For decades, the company has been setting the standards of the online shopping in China by remaining committed to quality, authenticity and its wide covering of the products it offers. JD .com expanded from offering electronics to fresh foods and also cosmetics. The company has also been setting online shopping standards through its nationwide fulfillment networks that supply the same and next day deliveries covering a population of up to one billion.JD .com has attracted more customers through its first methods of transporting delicate items like food. Food is a very sensitive package to deliver since any obstacles along the way might end up spoiling the freshness of the food.

However, JD.com has supplied fresh food to all their consumers using the high-speed rail that has provided many advantages to the company. The high-speed rail serves the company with a lot of benefits when it comes to minimizing the time for traveling from the source of food’s production and the consumers’ doors. This has been made possible with China’s high-speed rails that go up to a speed of 250-350km/h more the rest of the world combined. Such factors have made JD.com remain at the top of the online business in China.The newly launched delivery service by JD.com will officially start operating in July and some of the items the company will be delivering include matsutake mushrooms native that will be transported to China’s southwestern Yunnan province. With JD.com entering into the intensely competitive package delivery market, it will have a taken a bigger percentage of China’s online business.

 

 

Guilherme Paulus is Building a Legacy in the Tourism Industry

CVC grew rapidly since it started in 1972 at Santo Andre in Sao Paulo. The founding fathers of the company include Guilherme Paulus and Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. The company became one of the largest retail tourism networks in Brazil and a leading travel operator in Latin America. The success of the company speaks volumes of the leadership style of Guilherme Paulus.

45 years of innovation

Born in 1949 in Sao Paulo, Mr. Guilherme Paulus went to college and received a college degree in Business Administration. With over 50 years of experience in the tourism industry, the entrepreneur has built a name for himself in the industry. He was part of the company’s growth from a small agency to among the largest companies in Brazil. He banked on an business innovation to come up with contemporary travel packages and many other products which widened the company’s portfolio of products.Guilherme Paulus received help from a global investment fund which enabled it to scale success heights even more. The company became public in 2013 and currently, its revenue reaches $5.2 billion per year. Their plans to open 100 stores every year and expand to new markets will see the company grow even further.The company’s presence is being felt all over Brazil having been available in over 400 malls as well as 140 hypermarkets and galleries.

Social Responsibility

CVC supports the Alfasol Solidarity, an organization that offers youngsters immersion programs in the tourism industry. It also supports PIET project and Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution in Santo Andre.

Recognitions

CVC has promoted economic development by generating jobs for people as well as local development throughout the places it operates in. Guilherme Paulus has been recognized by French officials for promoting tourism in French. He has been recognized by various prefectures for his philanthropic work in the industry. in addition, he has received many accolades including “The Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, entrepreneur “Revolutionary Consumer Relations”, by Modern Consumer magazine and the “Personality of the Year Award” By Viagem e Turismo.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

The renowned entrepreneur purchased airline Webjet in 2006 and established it to become one of the largest airline company with over 20 fleet of aircraft. He later sold it to Gol. He also founded GJP Hotels & Resorts, a hotel network that controls over 15 hotels throughout Brazil specializing in leisure tourism as well as events.

 

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