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JD.com finds success through engaging in mobile commerce

JD.com IPO raises $1.78 billion from US investors

American investors may be strongly interested in Chinese Internet companies, thanks to the recent success of JD.com’s IPO. JD.com is an e-commerce organization based in China, which launched an initial public offering recently to great success. The IPO raised some $1.78 billion for JD.com, which exceeded the company’s expectations by a significant margin. The warm reception that JD.com has received may bode well for other Chinese companies that are preparing to launch their IPOs in America.

Chinese retailers engaging mobile consumers are attracting the attention of investors

Like other companies that have placed a priority focus on e-commerce, JD.com has been working to engage the mobile audience in China. More consumers are becoming reliant on their mobile devices, using smartphones and tablets to interact with one another and shop online. Companies like Alibaba and JD.com have taken notice of this trend among consumers and are positioning themselves to become powerful forces in the mobile space.

Alibaba’s IPO may benefit from efforts in the mobile commerce space

Mobile Commerce - China and the USAlibaba is on the verge of launching its own IPO in the U.S., hoping to generate a great deal of interest among investors. Alibaba has been working to establish a strong presence in the mobile commerce space and has managed to find significant success in this endeavor in recent years. Engaging the mobile space may help Alibaba’s forthcoming IPO performance. JD.com has also been working to engage mobile consumers more effectively and this effort may have had a significant impact on the company’s IPO in America.

Investors are eager to involve themselves in companies that have a mobile commerce focus because of the promise of return

Investors have been showing interest in companies that engage a mobile audience because of the growing popularity of mobile commerce. The advent of mobile technology sparked a major shift in commerce, which is becoming more noticeable as consumers begin to rely more heavily on their mobile devices in daily life. Investors are eager to support companies that are finding success in the mobile space and reap some of the benefits in doing so as well.

Mobile commerce is biting into Apple in China

The tech manufacturer has seen considerable challenges in the country, but it appears to be making headway.

While Apple has struggled to take hold in mobile commerce in China, a highly desirable market, the latest figures are starting to indicate that the manufacturer is starting to find it increasingly easy to sell its iOS based devices within this most populated country in the world.

A recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that Apple is opening many new retail shops in China.

Though this has not necessarily been officially announced, the mobile commerce news has shown that Apple has been hiring a massive new crew of managers in order to be able to provide the various locations with staff. So far, it appears as though there will be six new Apple stores in the works to one day open their doors in various places across China.

The hiring to enhance this mobile commerce experience is occurring in six Chinese cities.

Mobile Commerce - Apple and ChinaIt is therefore assumed that there will be one Apple store placed in each of those various urban areas. The hiring is for outlets that will be located in Shenyang, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Zhengzhou, Wuxi, and Tianjin.

At the moment, none of those cities have an Apple retail store location, which makes it appear even more evident that any hiring that will occur there will be for a shop that will be opening its doors in the future, as it cannot be for one that is already in existence. Another indicator that has been suggesting that the stores will be coming soon is that there is another iPhone anticipated before the end of the year. In fact, the majority of the mobile technology industry is in relative agreement that it will be launched by this fall.

That said, while it is quite likely that Apple retail stores will be opening in those Chinese cities in order to take advantage of the mobile commerce opportunity of having more shops in this massively populated country once the iPhone 6 is released, that also has not been confirmed by any official sources. Equally, it would make the spread of the devices in China much easier for the country if the doors were open in time.