On August 8 this year, Carrefour’s WeChat user penetration grew by 28% from a year ago. Over 55% of Carrefour customers in South China used WeChat Pay. Much effort had been put on integrating WeChat Pay and smart retail together to make customers into the habit of shopping with WeChat Mini-Programs in Carrefour supermarkets. Collaborated […]
Vipshop’s total active customers grew by 6% year-on-year to 29.8 million in Q2 2018. 85% of customers were repeat customers and approximately 96% of orders were placed by repeat customers, according to its unaudited financial results for Q2 2018.
Tencent saw its first decline in profit since Q3 2005. WeChat total MAUs grew about 10% to 1,057.7 million. Overall, both QQ and QZone saw a decrease in their MAUs in this quarter.
The total transactions of third-party mobile payment reached 40.36451 trillion yuan (US$6.08 Tn) in Q1 2018, up by 6.99% over Q4 2017 and dominated by Alibaba affiliated Alipay (54%) and Tencent Finance. Alipay continued to lead this market with a share of 53.76%, followed by Tencent Finance (38.96%), they combined accounted for 92.71% of the […]
Within public cloud services market, Alibaba Cloud ranked second in the APAC region and fourth worldwide. In China, the top five cloud providers are all local companies. China now accounts for a third of the total APAC market and its share of the regional total is increasing each quarter. 81% of WeChat users playing Mini-Games […]
81% of WeChat Mini-Programs users have played Mini-Games. As mini-game “Jump”(Tiaoyitiao) was receiving huge popularity at the end of 2017, Wechat started Mini-Games internal testing as of March 2018 and continued to attract users with several faddish Mini-Games represented by pinball games. Of the top 100 Mini-Programs, gaming took the largest share of 40% in […]
Technology, content and creativity drive biggest ever rise in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. China accounts for the three fastest-rising brands as the country’s brands grow at double the pace of US brands. Tencent rose to the fifth ahead of Facebook; and, Alibaba ranks the 9th.
China’s growth of FMCG sales is weaker in Q1 2018 compared with previous quarters, while new retail accelerates the online and offline integration. Kantar Worldpanel reports that the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in the first quarter of 2018 was relatively weak with value growing by just 2.3% in the latest 12 weeks compared to […]
Tencent announced total revenue of USD11.693 bn for Q1 2018, an increase of 48% from Q1 2017. Monthly active user accounts (“MAU”) of QQ was 805.5 million, a decrease of 6.4% YoY. Smart device MAU was up by 2.4% year-on-year to 694.1 million. WeChat MAU exceeded 1 billion.
Brands pursue the ‘Chinese Dream’, growing total brand value by a record 23% to US$683.9 billion. Technology giant Tencent has retained the coveted title of China’s most valuable brand for a fourth consecutive year, achieving a brand value of US$132.2 billion, a 25% year-on-year increase, according to WPP and Kantar Millward Brown’s 2018 BrandZ™ Top […]
Tencent announced total revenues of RMB66,392 million (USD10,161 million) for Q4 2017, an increase of 51% YoY; RMB237,760 million (USD36,387 million), an increase of 56% over the year for the whole year of 2017.
The top smartphone brands in China are Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung and OPPO according to Tencent’s Penguin Intelligence research. The top internet/technology brands are Tencent, Alibaba, Baidu, and Jingdong (JD.com). Tencent’s research also revealed the top high-end automobile brands, led by Benz, BMW, and Audi. Chinese brands are mostly purchased among 86.1% consumers, followed by […]