JD.com has caused a huge disturbance in the Chinese shipping industry. Recently, JD.com announced that they will open up their a logistics network to private consumers and businesses. The move announced on Thursday will first be rolled out the cover the regions of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. For now, the move will only be directed towards organizations and later might move to individual citizens. The way that JD.com allow consumers to order is quite simple, a customer must only request their order through the JD.com app “WeChat”. Alibaba holding’s rival JD.com are already making moves towards including residents.
The move by JD.com is way bigger than simply offering new perks, the move is a shift to monumental conversion to the likes of UPS and or FedEx where all their current warehouses and logistic vehicles will not be used for this purpose. The company is confident, however, that they will be able to reach over 99% of the population with no problem. Similar to JD.com’s move, other giants like Amazon are also moving into the parcel delivery business, however, JD.com still remains with the advantage as they already hold many of their own vehicles to begin shipping immediately.
Although Amazon will only present that service in the United States, JD.com has enough competition in China with number 2 Alibaba Holdings searching for ways to get ahead.Now that both companies are offering the same services, the competitive motives now lead them to fight for who offers the best service. Alibaba Holdings has spent much of its revenue on express overnight delivery, a strategy that they believe will put them on top of JD.com. On the other side, JD.com is putting much of its revenue towards automating its warehouses to a better accommodate the large amounts of orders that will come through their doors, the move will also reduce mistakes and cut processing times which are sure to make their customers very happy.
Radio show host and TV personality Ryan Seacrest entertained fans this year with some Halloween costumes based on throwback TV.
I Dream of Jeannie, Friends, All My Children, The Brady Bunch, Saved By the Bell, Laverne and Shirley, CHiPs, I Love Lucy and Charlie’s Angels were all were just some of the TV shows that Seacrest (along with Kelly Ripa) drew inspiration from.
Seacrest continues to show that he has time for fun and fans alike, despite being a part of multiple radio and TV projects such as On Air with Ryan and Live with Kelly and Ryan.
The co-hosts talked about how they pulled of some of their spactacular costumes. Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) said that for him,”For me, the most painful was going from Shirley to John Baker. That transition, I barely made it.” Seacrest also admitted that he still had the glitter and lipstick that he used for the costume around somewhere and that he wore spanx for one of the costumes. “You know what the best part about it was?” he joked, “Taking them off.”
Rippa had a lot of fun with her Farrah Fawcett costume and she said that she wore her own clothes “and they added nipples.” “That’s how you know it’s Charlie’s Angels,” she said.
The hosts also talked about what mashups and what shows they would love to bring back. Rippa claimed to want to bring All My Children back to the present, “and also of course Hope and Faith. I would like a Hope and Faith/All My Children mash up.”
Ryan Seacrest added that he thinks a “Punky Brewster/NCIS mashup would actually be a nice one too.” Rippon even teased Seacrest about teaming up with Mark Consuelos about bringing back ‘CHiPS’ because the duo looked “sexy in those costumes,”
Even though Halloween is over now, we have almost a whole year to plan costumes for the next year of spooky fun!
Paul Mampilly is a senior editor with Banyan Hill Publishing who left Wall Street in his early forties in order to help aspiring investors to become better investors. Recently, he has been suggesting that people should look into a couple of important investment opportunities. While fintech is trending right now, and is still a good investment, he believes that investors should diversify in order to protect their assets. There is always a good chance that the market will bottom out as many investors are looking for the next bear market to take place.In his investment newsletter, Profits Unlimited, Paul Mampilly guides investors towards investments that have great potential.
He has been correct that 2018 would be a good investment year in the stock market where investors could expect to have gains similar to the gains that took place in 2017. He has been recommending exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a solid investment opportunity in 2018, and investors would be wise to pay attention to his investment recommendations. Investors who listened to Mampilly previously have seen big gains as the SPDR ETF increased by 13%.Paul Mampilly has also been trying to alert investors to the Internet of Things (IoT). This industry has to do with devices or items that are connected to the internet in order to improve what they have to offer.
Some of these include smart cars, smart homes, tablets, household appliances, and more. Paul Mampilly has pointed out that the IoT is projected to grow as a billion dollar industry into a trillion dollar industry. He is targeting this sector as one of the best potential investments for 2018.Paul Mampilly is a well known investor who has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News, and CNBC. He is a former Wall Street professional who decided to semi-retire at a younger age. While he usually makes the correct calls, when it comes to investing, he is humble enough to learn from any mistakes he has made. Paul Mampilly supports the arts and culture in his community and also supports educational initiatives and causes that benefit children. He continues to help regular Americans become better investors.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade hails from Joao Pessoa and he is a trained medical doctor. He practiced as a physician for some time before changing his career trajectory. Dr. Carlos took an entrepreneurship direction and now, he is the Chairman of Board of Directors of CAOA.
In 1979, he ordered a Ford Landau from a popular dealership in Campina Grande. The dealership was declared bankrupt before they could deliver the car to him. He asked to be given the bankrupt dealership as compensation. The deal was made and CAOA was born. The company was named after his name. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade started working on the company with immediate effect and after a few years, it became a leading Ford dealership in the country.
Open to new opportunities
In 1972, the Brazilian automotive industry opened up after prohibition of imported vehicles was lifted. Dr. Carlos took advantage of the opportunity and started importing Renault. Renault sales increased significantly in Brazil before Renault came to claim its position as a rightful import. In 1998, CAOA started importing Subaru vehicles and within a year, the sales of Subaru tripled. Although South Korea brand, Hyundai, was being imported to Brazil before CAOA came in, CAOA improved its sales significantly after it started importing the brand. Dr. Carlos made the Hyundai brand successful in Brazil.
Dream come true
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade had a dream to build an auto manufacturer. He partnered with Hyundai and spent US$600 million to build CAOA Automobile S/A in Anapolis, a pioneer Hyundai factory in the country. The dream fulfillment came along with an accolade. In 2007, he was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year in Industry” by IstoE Dinheiro Magazine.
CAOA earned its first award; “Good Doer Company” by IstoE Dinheiro, in 2010. The award was as a result of the company’s environmental efforts. The company was recognized by Carta Capital magazine as the “Most Admired” company.
In 2012, Dr. Carlos became the first distributor outside Europe to be awarded “Distributor of the Year” by a Hyundai’s parent company. Additionally, CAOA has been ranked first company in sales and after sales by an annual satisfaction survey.
Currently, CAOA is available in all Brazil regions and it represents prominent automotive brands including Hyundai, Ford and Subaru. 40 years down the line, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s company has hit one million sales and above in Brazil.