China’s online retail B2C market reached US$186.13B in Q3 2018. Tmall led this market with a share of 59.5%, followed by JD.com (25.8%) and Suning (6.4%).
The record-breaking 213.4 billion yuan gave this year’s Tmall Double 11 a good ending. Some turned their attention to the performance of top retailers and wanted to check out what they did to achieve such success. Double 11, named after Singles’ Day (or Bachelor’s Day) in China on 11 November, is the biggest shopping festival of […]
Image Credit: Global E-Businessmen Viya, the so-called Taobao blogger who “earn a house in one night”, broke her own record in this year’s Tmall Double 11 with over 300 million yuan in sales. Her followers will buy whatever she recommends without even reading the product, according to a report from Global E-Businessmen. Viya clocked off […]
What have Chinese consumers bought during Tmall Double 11, the world’s largest e-commerce shopping event? Which categories are big winners? How much have they spent? Do people regret spending too much? Nearly 70% of respondents were buying “more than last year” (35%) or “same as last year” (33%). Apparel was still the most popular one among […]
Chinese smart speaker users were expected to surge by 885% to 34.2 million by the end of 2018, representing 4.2% of overall internet users. China and America combined accounting for 70% of global smart speaker market in terms of sales. The top four vendors were Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and Xiaomi. Baidu’s DuerOS is potential to subvert the smart […]
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 […]
It’s never easy for foreign brands to successfully adjust itself to the Chinese market. Another British fashion brand Topshop announced to close its Tmall flagship store soon on 1 November 2018. There will be a clearance sale for the stock on its partner Shangpin.com, no refund or returns without quality problems. It’s meant to miss […]
The Double 11 rising on the popularity of China Singles’ Day (Nov 11) is growing bigger every year. Top e-commerce players all saw record-breaking sales on this very day. Sales on Tmall reached 10 billion yuan in 00:02:05, sales on NetEase Kaola exceeded 100 million yuan in 00:03:49, and GMV on Suning exceeded 100 million […]
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Double 11 online shopping festival. The first Double 11 in 2009 brought in US$7.8 million in gross merchandise value (GMV). Total GMV generated in 2017 was US$25.3 billion, which was more than twice the size of Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
Alibaba’s annual active consumers increased by 25 million and reached 601 million in the 12 months ended September 30, 2018. Alibaba delivered robust revenue growth of 54% for quarter Q3 2018. Taobao mobile app saw a total of 666 million MAUs.
Alibaba delivered second quarter with 61% revenue growth, a net increase of 17 million Taobao MAUs to 634 million, and a decrease of 54% in income from operations, according to its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
The growth rate of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China accelerated during Q2 2018, with annual value growth hitting 4.7%, higher than 2.3% recorded in Q1 and also higher than 4.3% for the whole year of 2017. In the 12 weeks ending June 15, growth for modern trade channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and convenience […]
China has more online shoppers than the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia combined. With online sales now at over 16% of total retail sales, China is second only to the UK in online shopping penetration, according to the report from Frost & Sullivan. China is not just the world’s largest online shopping market, it […]
How can Alibaba change RT-Mart? Since Alibaba invested 22.4 billion yuan (US$3.43 billion) in the retail chain’s parent company, Sun Art Retail Group, the answer to this question has become much-anticipated. This is the largest attempt to transform a commercial retail enterprise along “new retail” lines in China so far. “I strongly believe that Alibaba’s […]
The age distribution of e-commerce users and short video users in China is quite similar. Users age 25 to 35 take the largest share. Such similarity makes it possible for short video marketing to promote e-commerce sales. Short video users have something in common: young, pursuit high-quality lifestyle, want to play and look pretty, love […]