As of 31 December 2015, the number of travel agencies in China reached 27,621 according to China National Tourism Administration.
Alipay is the largest third-payment online payment platform in China. And, Alipay is not satisfied to be only an online payment solution and made great attempts expanding offline in 2015.
China’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached 67.6708 trillion yuan (US$10.2872 trillion) with an increase of 6.9% YoY in 2015. The growth rate hit a record low since 1990 according to National Bureau of Statistics.
Top 10 provinces with the highest average online shopping spends on Taobao are Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong, Xinjiang, Sichuan, Tianjin, Beijing and Liaoning according to Taobao based on data from October 2014 to September 2015. Provinces with the lowest average spends are Gansu, Qinghai and Tibet.
Female online shoppers, which contributed to over half of the domestic consumption revenue, have always been seen as the great driving force of e-commerce in China. However, men sometimes had even more purchasing power over some products, such as clothes, digital products, sports equipment and so on.
One week’s Chinese New Year 2015 holiday just ended on 24 February. During this period, over 60% purchased on mobile device. And, the most popular product category is mothercare according to Tmall. Major home appliance sales value grew by over 265% during this period; Tmall Superstore jumped 42 times. Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing were the […]
The total number of fans of China e-commerce websites on Weibo reached 24 million by the end of July 2014, becoming a large online community for online retailers.
Alibaba Ali Institute and Chinese Academy of Information Technology jointly started “E-Commerce Development Index” research in 2010. This year, Ali Institute studies 294 cities and released “China’s Top 100 Best E-Commerce Cities 2013” report.
Shanghai Free Trade Zone officially launched cross-border e-commerce platform kuajingtong.com on December 28, 2013. It is the first cross-border e-commerce enterprises granted by Chinese government as the government supports cross-border shopping.
Mobile transaction occupied 20% of total on Double 11, and the transaction grew 560% compared to 2012. This was regarded as the omen of mobile shopping outbreak. Nearly half of post-90s used mobile phone to purchase on Double 11, 2013. It means that online shopping began to transfer from PC to mobile.
Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman revealed on an e-commerce press conference on September 26, 2013 several policies regarding the development of cross-border e-commerce have been tested in pilot cities such as Shanghai. It would be promoted nationwide. At present, the number of cross-border e-commerce enterprises has reached 5,000. And the number of enterprises participated in […]
Shanghai-based Stenvall Skoeld & Company calculated the iOS penetration rate (Apple’s iPhone and iPad, not including iPod touch) in all Chinese provinces and municipalities; and, their estimate puts the total number of iPhones and iPads in China at end of 2011 at 21 million active devices, distributed as shown above. More than half of all iOS devices […]