Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Online marketplaces test delivery drones in Indonesia

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Beijing   /   Thu, June 27, 2019   /  09:11 am
The Jakarta Post Image
Illustration of drone delivery.(Shutterstock/IgorZh)

As logistics remains a big issue in e-commerce expansion in Indonesia, online marketplaces are showing an interest in investing in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, to help reach rural areas across the country. Under its global smart supply chain network, China’s second-largest online retailer has tested drones in Indonesia following the government’s approval earlier this year as it wants to expand to overseas markets. “We want to transfer our cutting-edge tech to the overseas market, especially Indonesia. That was the first time we exported the technology [from China],” the company’s director of corporate strategy and investment, Yao Xiao, said during a media roundtable session in Beijing recently. Spending the past year building the network, the company now operates its drone delivery service in 100 villages in rural Ch...