E-commerce retailer JD.com has tested its first drone delivery service in Indonesia after receiving approval from the government.

During the tests, the company delivered backpacks and books to students of MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School from Jagabita village, Parung Panjang.

The company expects that this successful pilot programme to provide new opportunities to the company enabling it to commercially use drones for delivery service in Indonesia and the South East Asia region.

JD.com chief strategy officer Jon Liao said: “It is a privilege to have contributed to this important moment in Indonesia’s history. We have been using drones for real deliveries in China for over two years now, and have seen the profound impact that the technology can have on people’s lives around the country.

“We’ve been using drones for real deliveries in China for over two years now, and have seen the profound impact the technology can have on people’s lives.”

“We look forward to working closely with World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Indonesian Government to realise the full potential of this technology, and provide more convenience to Indonesian citizens.”

In addition, JD.com will work with its Indonesian joint venture e-commerce company JD.ID to introduce drones for regular use in e-commerce deliveries, as well as other logistics-related services.

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The move is intended to help JD.ID deliver efficient and reliable services to customers, as well as enabling same-day or next-day deliveries for 85% of its orders.

Established in 2016, JD.ID currently offers one million stock keeping units as well as serves more than 20 million consumers across the country. It has ten warehouses across seven islands, covering 483 cities and 6,500 counties.