According to iResearch, in August, yihaodian.com cooperated with Ping An Insurance Company of China, Ltd to operate 111.com.cn so as to enter into online pharmacy market. In May, paipai.com started a strategic cooperation with jianke.com. In June, Tmall.com joined hands with five main pharmacies to introduce yao.tmall.com.

Now, 360buy officially enter the field of pharmacy B2C, meanwhile, dangdang.com is reported to negotiate with China National Medicines Corporation Ltd. and to apply for license for selling medicines.