(Yicai Global) Nov. 9 -- JD.Com Inc. [NASDAQ:JD], China's second-biggest online retailer, will use delivery drones in four provinces on Nov. 11, Singles' Day, the country's version of Black Friday sales.
Chairman Liu Qiangdong made the announcement at an industry forum. He did not name the provinces.
"Logistics drones can save transportation costs, and the cost of logistics in rural areas can be reduced to a similar level as that in Beijing and Shanghai," he said. "Residents in remote areas will be able to enjoy the same service standards as people living in Beijing and Shanghai."