Taobao recently announced plans to host live streaming sessions from 300,000 merchants per day in 2020. Wholesalers and manufacturers in factory cluster areas, such as Yiwu in Zhejiang Province, will be the target. Top Taobao Live anchors: Li Jiaqi and Viya Launched in 2016, the live streaming channel Taobao Live expects to help incubate 200,000 […]
Kuangshi Technologies, or Megvii as China’s largest facial recognition developer, released FaceStyle beauty cloud solution to empower the beauty industry with AI technologies such as face recognition and human image processing. Through the online makeup trial SDK/API and offline makeup trial app solutions for brick-and-mortar stores, consumers can easily and virtually try out the makeup […]
Internet traffic driven by short videos has become the new battlefield for many players in China. Content marketing enabled by short videos and live streaming has become an integral part of brand marketing, communication, sales, and operation strategies. Take a look at China’s short-video market status and be aware of differences between the top 2 […]
In the third quarter of 2019, China’s GDP growth rate dipped to 6.0%. But amid the slowing economy, China’s consumers still have a growing appetite for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In the first three quarters of 2019, total FMCG sales roles by 2.7%, 6.9%, and 5.7%, maintaining the same pace as 2018. In the first […]
Four segments of China’s outbound travelers are worth noting: high-income group, the backpackers, generation Z, and female outbound travelers. High-income Group: Experience Focused This segment of outbound travelers is mostly male (69%), married, and backbones in their companies. Post-80s accounted for 55%. Married users account for 84.1%; 75.3% have children according to data from iResearch. […]
Launched in 2017, Hey Box of Alibaba’s Tmall is designed specifically to provide new product release marketing solutions to brands. 50 million new products were released on the Tmall platform in 2018. Over 1.3 million new products from over 500 brands recommended by Tmall Hey Box to targeted consumers were eventually purchased, with a total […]
Post-90s generation consumers are the core growth driver for the personal care market in China. In China, demographic cohorts were often defined by decades in which the segment was born. Post-90s generation refers to those who were born in the 1990s. They were once considered as “emerging consumers”. But now in 2019, they are in […]
Taobao 618 Livestream 618, usually from mid-May to 18 June, is China’s largest mid-year shopping festival. This year’s Tmall 618, there were hundreds of domestic and foreign brands whose sales exceeded last year’s Double 11, with the highest growth rate exceeding 40 times. Taobao/Tmall 618 Performance With over 200,000 brands taking part. Innovative marketing campaigns […]
Kantar Worldpanel China reported strong growth in the Chinese beauty market, with skincare and makeup categories increasing 13% and 17% respectively during 2018, outperforming total FMCG. 1. Most-Chosen Brands Pechoin (百雀羚), which is the only local brand that is chosen more than 100 million times, maintained its leadership position in the Chinese skincare market for […]
Alibaba expects international and domestic cosmetics brands to open 1,000 stores this year on its Tmall platform to meet demand from Chinese consumers. Seven international cosmetics companies, Tom Ford, Glamglow, P&G’s new beauty line Oriental Therapy, Cosme and d-program from Japan, Primera from Korea and Barnängen from Sweden, have signed agreements to launch flagship stores […]
China has grown to be one of the biggest markets for fashion where female consumers are a significant force. There are over 80 thousand SKUs of cosmetics products, which makes it harder for consumers to pick up the most suitable products by themselves. In that regard, content recommendation becomes popular with Weitao (part of mobile […]
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.
In May 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,035.9 billion yuan (US$471.46 bn), up by 8.5% year-on-year (nominal growth rate), according to National Bureau of Statistics of China. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size reached 1,147.7 billion yuan (US$178.23 bn), increased 5.5%.
The Chinese government announced on May 30 that it will significantly lower import tariff on many consumer goods. Among them, the average tariff rate for detergents, cosmetics such as skin care and hair care products, and some medicine and health products will be cut from 8.4% to 2.9%.
23-28-year-olds with independent incomes in Shanghai are increasing in both number and purchasing power, gradually realizing their potential as China’s first consumption-oriented generation according to a joint report by CBNData and BoC Shanghai Branch published in October 2017. At the same time, they make up the largest internet user demographic and have very developed mobile […]