Two Jingdong, also known as JD.com, couriers chat at the entrance to the company's Haidian district delivery station in Beijing, November 20, 2013. The Beijing-based firm, China's second largest ... more 
Two Jingdong, also known as JD.com, couriers chat at the entrance to 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 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT) less 
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