Chen Honglei, a 26-year-old courier of Jingdong, also known as JD.com, prepares his electric tricycle before leaving the company's Haidian district delivery station in Beijing, November 20, 2013. The ... more 
Chen Honglei, a 26-year-old courier of Jingdong, also known as JD.com, prepares his electric tricycle before leaving the company's Haidian district delivery station in Beijing, November 20, 2013. The Beijing-based firm, China's second largest e-commerce company, operates its own network of couriers and warehouses, a factor it says ensures timely and efficient delivery. Larger rivals Tmall and Taobao, the online marketplaces run by mega-firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, still depend on merchants and external courier firms for their logistics. Jingdong uses a 10,000-strong fleet of couriers to deliver packages to major locations across China within 24 hours. The company also has 1,400 warehouses nationwide to supply a customer base that accounts for over a sixth of China's 591 million registered Internet users. Picture taken November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Carsten (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) less 
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