71 brands exceeded 100 million yuan (US$14.37 million) in GMV in the pre-sale period of Double 11. Among that, 15 brands came from Tmall apparel, i.e. Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lining, Converse, Anta, Fila, Skechers, New Balance, Underarmour, Uniqlo, Eifini, Only, Vero Moda, and Bosideng. The same figure was only 40 in last year’s Double 11.
14 brands were from consumer electronics, namely, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Honor, Haier, Midea, Siemens, Gree, Aux, Hisense, Fotile, Dyson, and Ecovcs.
Three brands are from autos, namely, SAIC Volkswagen, Buike, and Lincoln.
17 brands came from makeups, personal care, and maternal & child, namely, Lancome, Estée Lauder, Olay, SK-II, L’Oreal, Pechoin, HomeFacialPro, Innisfree, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, La Mer, Ya-Man, Whoo, Ssulwhasoo, MAC, P&G, and Purcotton.
20 brands were from home decoration, for instance, Linshimuye, KUKA, QUANU, CHEERS, Nabel, Sophia, tata, Shangpin Home Collection, and OPPEIN.
YA-MAN and MOONY were the only two brands in Tmall Global saw GMV hit 100 million yuan in pre-sale.
Consumer electronics: Apple, Huawei, and Haier all in the “100 million yuan club” On November 1st, total pre-sale GMV of Tmall consumer electronics increased by roughly 6 times year-on-year, which remained to be the top platform for smartphone and home appliances.
To be specific, GMV increased by 15 times for smartphones, 10 times for digital 3C, and 4 times for large home appliances.
Notably, Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone MIX3 was sold out at the moment the sale started, Honor’s Magic2 was sold out in the first 5 minutes, and nearly 10 thousand vivoZ3 sold out in 10 minutes.
16 thousand pieces of Haier 10KG tumbling-box washing machine sold out in two days. 20 thousand Dyson supersonic hairdryer and over 50 thousand vacuum cleaner were pre-sold accumulatively.
Apple, Huawei, Haier, Xiaomi, Midea, Siemens, GREE, Dyson, and ECOVACS had already marched to the “100 million yuan club” as of November 2nd. Among them, sales of hot items like iPhone X, iPhone XS Max, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Apple iPad 128G, and Apple iPad 32G all exceeded 100 million yuan.
Top pre-sale brands as of November 2nd
Top smartphone brands were Apple, Xiaomi, Vivo, Huawei, honor, Oppo, Meizu, Samsung, Nokia, and Meitu.
Top home appliances brands were Midea, Supor, Joyoung, Ecovacs, Philips, Roborock, A. O. Smith, Flyco, Bear, and Haier.
Among them, hot items were Xiaomi Mijia Vacuum Robot Cleaner, Roborock S51 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Roborock S50 Smart Vacuum Robot Cleaner, Midea WH2202S induction cooker, A. O. Smith NL1200D Water Purifier, ECOVACS Cleaning Robots, Midea Simple301 electric cooker, ECOVACS Deebot DT85G Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Midea Simple 101 electric pressure cooker, and OGAWA OG7508S massage sofa.
Tmall Double 11 has become the best timing for launching new consumer electronics products. iPhone XR, Huawei Mate 20 series, Xiaomi MIX3, honor Magic, Dyson Airwrap, and Beats Solo3 Mitch Limited Edition were all in a hurry to catch up with Tmall Double 11.
Apparel: sales of down jacket increased by 90%
It seems that consumers wanted to take advantage of Double 11 to buy everything they might need for a year round.
Over 60 thousand Newbalance565 and 50 thousand MiiOW long underwear suits for couples were pre-sold. Though the snow season had yet to come, 80 thousand snow boots were pre-sold. The sales of down jacket increased by 90%.
The youngest who is in pursuit of street fashion showed extraordinary consumption power. The sales of Edison Chen founded Clot grew by around 60% year-on-year; sales of celebrities Jerry Lee and Wilber Pan co-founded NPC increased by 55% year-on-year; sales of Aape that was under the brand of HK I.T group rose by 45% year-on-year.
Luxury or affordable luxury products were hot. Sales of fur were almost doubled compared with last year’s. Limited-edition scarves by Burberry were sold out on the first day of pre-sale.
Cosmetics and toiletries: 50 thousand Philips electric toothbrush sold out
Pre-sale GMV of Lancome, olay, Estée Lauder, SK-II, L’Oréal, Sulwhasoo, Elizabeth Arden, and Procter & Gamble were all hit 100 million yuan.
Beauty apparatus generated double sales compared with the previous year. An eyeshadow that was co-branded by domestic brand Perfect Diary and the British Museum sold out at a fast speed of one in every 11.5 seconds. 100 thousand HomeFacialPro’s Hyaluronic Acid Stock Solution – last year’s most trending brand- were sold out.
140 thousand OLAY White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence 50ml sold out in just 4 days of the pre-sale period. Around 20 thousand Givenchy Le Rouge were sold in less than five days. MAC sold over 500 thousand lipsticks in the pre-sale period.
Philips sold 50 thousand electric toothbrushes in the first one minute. Crest sold 6 thousand and 80 thousand 3D White toothpaste in the first one minute and ten days, respectively. Lancome sold 10 thousand Tonique Confort in every minute.
Food & Beverage: sales of 1919 increased by ten times
Pre-sales of KFC increased by 70.4% year-on-year, 5 thousand KFC and Tmall co-branded card were sold out at the moment it launched. 1 million KFC Original Recipe were sold. Three Squirrels new product Trembling Noodle were sold 10 thousand buckets.
1919.cn, an online wine, and spirits shop that has recently received 2 billion yuan investment from Alibaba saw sales of its Tmall flagship store grew by 1,000% year-on-year.
Roughly 80 thousand cars were booked
Autos saw record sales in the pre-sale period. 90 Land Rover at a fixed price of 265.9 thousand yuan was sold out. Buick sold 7,000 cars in a week, over 1,000 consumers in rural areas placed orders through rural Taobao partners. Over 600 high-end Lincoln was booked in 5 days with 300 thousand new customers following its Tmall flagship store.
Users booked a total of 80 thousand cars on Tmall, equal to the entire years’ sales of 30 4S shops.
Alibaba Health: medical beauty services increased by 533% as of October 30th
Online celebrities played a role in the big sales of traditional tonic. The Internet celebrity Li Ziqi’s shop sold 13 thousand jars of Changbaishan honey. For the dietary supplement, BY-HEALTH sold 22 thousand cans of collagen powder, which was bundled with celebrity Cai Xukun-tailored gift.
Inspired by Chinese famous chili sauce Lao Gan Ma’ hoodies that were sold at the New York Fashion Show, several mind-blowing cooperation had sprung up in health care. For example, Durex and Cat’s Kitchen sold 8,000 items of their co-branded popping candy and ultra-thin condom gift box. TongDaoDaShu, a prominent social media influencer, and Omron sold 9 thousand pieces of their co-branded low-frequency massage device.
Fliggy: five-star hotels and business class tickets were the most popular
High-end hotels like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and InterContinental sold 35o thousand night rooms. Airlines also sold 7.5 thousand business class tickets through Fliggy.
Over 200 thousand consumers paid attention to travel products about Hong Kong. Sales of Lao’s hot tourist route was increased by 4 times year-on-year. 16 thousand visas of top destinations Japan, Philippines, and Thailands were booked.
Marriott launched several hundred Double 11-tailored products. Its limited edition pass card for celebrating the coming new year was sold out in two days.
Several online travel agencies united with Tmall Double 11 to release more membership profits like shared membership system and exclusive discounts. For example, Singapore Airlines had shared its membership system with Fliggy on October 28th; the stock was running out in just half an hour after it opened the registration system.
With 180 thousand brands participating this year, which was only 27 brands in the first year of 2009, Tmall Double 11 had become the commercial Olympic for global brands, to a certain extent.