Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Shopping is an integral part of Chinese people’s celebration, and naturally, e-retailers were engaged in fierce battles to compete for attention, and hence preferences, of consumers in the days leading up to Chinese New Year (February 15 in 2018). JD.com (partly owned by Tencent) and […]
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.
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.
WeChat boutique stores don’t have a direct entry path from the main menu and are triggered to display after the brand terms are searched.
WeChat showcased its CityExperience Mini Program in partnership with Tourism Australia, Visit Britain and Dubai Tourism, aiming to enhance the overseas travel experience of WeChat users, while offering an interactive platform for the global tourism industry to better connect with Chinese travelers.
WeChat’s most recent release (v.6.5.22) includes key new features and improvements to make user experience on iOS devices even better:
WeChat now hosts more than 14 million WeChat official accounts, used by companies, retailers, and brands to interact with the public.
Tencent achieved 61% year-on-year revenue growth to RMB65,210 million (USD9,825 million), driven primarily by smartphone games and PC games, payment-related services, digital content subscriptions and sales, and online advertising.
Last update: 15 Nov 2017 WeChat team released the WeChat Data Report 2017 showing 902 million average daily logged in users in September 2017, up 17% year-over-year and 38 billion messages sent on WeChat everyday.
Internet and mobile payment services have spread like wildfire in China over the last two years, filling the gap which existed in the formerly cash-dominant society for the safe and secure transfer of money and electronic payments. China has only a very limited credit and debit card infrastructure, offering an opening for mobile payments unseen […]
Sogou, one of the top Chinese search engines, revenues reached US$257 million in Q3 2017, up 55% year-over-year and 22% quarter-over-quarter.
China social media advertising and marketing market reached 7.62 billion yuan (US$1.15 billion) in Q2 2017 with an increase of 13.2% QoQ or 40.6% YoY.
Southeast Asia received the most Chinese tourists during this year’s National Day holiday according to a recent report by WeChat.