BEIJING, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JD.com, Inc. ("JD.com" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:JD), China's largest online direct sales company, today announced that Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) has opened a flagship store on its marketplace site. The new flagship store will use the leading JD.com marketplace platform that gives internationally renowned brands and manufacturers access to the company's massive base of active and loyal Chinese shoppers.
"We are delighted to launch this partnership with The Gap and provide our tens of millions of customers access to their clothing and other items," said JD Mall CEO Haoyu Shen. "Bringing an iconic American brand like The Gap to our site further strengthens our selection of apparel, which is consistently among JD.com's fastest growing and most popular categories."
"As a leading global retailer, our unique American casual style and brand position resonate strongly with Chinese consumers, enabling us to significantly expand our presence in the China market," said May Ng, VP, eCommerce, Gap China, "The launch of Gap's flagship store on JD.com underlines our confidence and commitment to this growing market. We are truly excited about this new partnership, which allows us to further engage with more local customers, providing them with authentic products with high quality and a superior shopping experience."
With The Gap flagship store up and running today, customers are able to purchase some 600 different Gap items for men, women and children. JD.Com customers of The Gap store will also have access to exclusive discounts, in addition to the secure, seamless and satisfying experience they rely on across the large and growing JD.Com platform.
The Gap joins dozens of leading global brands who have chosen JD.Com as the premier platform to offer their goods to China's online shoppers.
About JD.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:JD):
JD.com, Inc. is the leading online direct sales company in China. The Company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its content-rich and user-friendly website and mobile applications, JD.com offers a wide selection of authentic products at competitive prices and delivers products quickly and reliably. The Company believes it has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of September 30, 2014, JD.com operated 7 fulfillment centers and a total of 118 warehouses with an aggregate gross floor area of approximately 2.3 million square meters in 39 cities, and 2,045 delivery stations and 1,045 pickup stations in 1,855 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. The Company also provided same-day delivery standard in 130 counties and districts under its 211 program and next-day delivery in another 815 counties and districts across China.
About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2013 net sales were $16.1 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
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