China’s emerging Gen-Y’s complete travel experience journey has five stages: dream, plan, book, experience, and share. Let’s see an overview of emerging Gen-Ys’ power, how they re-shape China’s travel market, stages of their travel journey, and how to get ready. Overview of Emerging Generation Y’s power There is no strict demographic definition for Generation Y […]
Wechat / Weixin Stats, Trends, and Insights
WeChat, known as Weixin of its Chinese app name, is the top mobile app by total MAUs and engagement in China, with 1.08 billion monthly active users in Q3 2018. Check out CIW Dossier for detailed WeChat statistics.
WeChat is testing a new traffic entrance, using payment pages to drive fans from their offline stores according to eBrun News.
Shenzhen-based Muse Marry, one of the largest luxury wedding dresses agencies in China, received 350 thousand ad impressions on WeChat Moments through Tencent Social Ads. It has already served over 30 thousand brides since 2012. Some wonder how it gets the customer acquisition cost reduced by 94% and acquires 30 new customers every day during one […]
Data-driven, social media and omnichannel are the focuses of digital marketing growth for luxury brands, while “young”, “geographic concentration” and “social” are the keywords that best describe the trend of luxury brand marketing in China. A recent report, jointly published by Tencent Advertising and Boston Consulting Group, revealed three major pain points for luxury brand […]
Chinese social e-commerce companies have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 100.6%. Their penetration rate has increased to 11.9%. 80% of internet shoppers are using social e-commerce channels. The penetration rate of group shopping consumers has reached the highest at 57%. Compared with the traditional model, the essence of social e-commerce is […]
During the night of May 11, WeChat “quietly” made a major update to the “Goodies Circle”, which was praised by the industry as the “shopping version of Moments”. Within the “Search” entrance of Wechat appeared a new first-tier entrance of “Goodies Circle”. In addition, a new function of “New Circle & Group” has been added […]
Tencent’s total revenues in Q1 2019 were RMB85,465 million (USD12,693 million), an increase of 16% over the first quarter of 2018 according to Tencent’s announced financial results.
Last November, Tianhong’s Junshang 3019sp@ce supermarket officially upgraded to a WeChat payment smart retail store. The number of cashiers reduced from 15-20 to only two on that day, most of which were replaced by self-checkout machines.
Live video broadcasting has proven to be a fun, engaging way to connect with followers and grow the audience. 78% of online viewers are watching video on Facebook Live as of 2018. In China, live streaming has stepped up the game and become a useful tool to drive e-commerce traffic and sales.
WeChat and QQ have similar reach among users with different educational backgrounds. Weibo reached less than 30% of the 378 million users with a low education background; its penetration among users with a bachelor’s Degree was nearly 50%. Only 15% users with a low education background used Bilibili, comparing to 45.8% users with a bachelor’s […]
The number of WeChat online shopping mini-programs surpassed mini-games in the top 100 rankings for the first time. 71% of the top 100 came from companies based in tier-1 cities. Kuaishou has established a closed social e-commerce loop with the help of WeChat Mini-Programs. WeChat Mini-Programs daily visits per user increased by 54% year-on-year as […]
The monthly active devices of mobile internet totaled 1,131 million in December 2018, a net increase of 46 million compared with 64 million in the prior year period. The growth has declined from 17.1% in January 2017 to 6.2% in January 2018 and then the lowest point of 4.2% in December 2018. On average, each […]