Food delivery in China: A rapidly expanding tech battleground

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The size of O2O catering market in China is growing as more Chinese order delivery for their meals. In 2018 revenues of online food delivery in China reached over 34 billion USD. The same year, online food sales rose by 36.8%. According to a recent report from the Qianzhan Industry Research Institute, the size of […]

Changes in Chinese consumer demand during the Coronavirus

Chinese consumer demand during Coronavirus

What does China need more of? We observed Chinese consumption during the Coronavirus and witnessed a radical shift from brick and mortar physical services towards online services in China. Given the number of people self-quarantined in their homes, those that frequented physical stores, gyms, and workplaces, are now trying out virtual offerings. Newcomers such as […]

The toilet paper market in China

The toilet paper market in China

Industry overview of the toilet paper market in China Revenue and market size in China’s toilet paper market has stable growth  The toilet paper market in China had experienced a stable growth in the last decade. According to Statista, from 2012 to 2019, it had a stable annual growth rate of 5.5% on average. By […]

B2C e-commerce in China Overview: E-commerce in China is growing at a rapid pace

B2C Ecommerce in China

The B2C e-commerce market in China is in the growth phase of its economic life cycle. According to an industry report, the industry revenue has grown from $229.9 billion in 2012 to $1.5 trillion in 2019 and is projected to grow at an annual 13.8% over the next five years, to $2.8 trillion in 2024. In 2019, e-commerce made up […]

How to use Taobao partner or Tmall partner

Taobao partners in China

A GUIDE FOR NEWCOMERS IN THE E-COMMERCE MARKET IN CHINA A Taobao partner or Tmall Partner, also abbreviated as TP; in Chinese 淘拍档, is another familiar term among international brands that want to enter the e-commerce market in China. However, for international brands, there are quite a few questions about TPs: What is a TP? […]

China Paradigm 93: Building an event-native agency in China’s digital world

China's digital landscape

Matthieu David interviews Augustin Missoffe, a managing director of Greater China, Korea & ASEAN at HOPSCOTCH Groupe. How is event marketing progressing in China’s digital world? Is e-commerce marketing strictly digital now? And how different is running event-based marketing campaigns in China opposed to the West? Find out the answers to these questions and many […]

A guide to B2B marketing in China

B2B marketing in China

The vast and lucrative Chinese market offers a wide range of opportunities for B2B businesses. From 2012 to 2018, the transaction volume of B2B e-commerce in China increased from 6.25 trillionRMB to 22.5 trillion RMB. However, the Chinese market is complicated. The ongoing Eastern-Western cultural differences, together with language barriers, dissimilar business norms, and unique […]

The smartphone market in China: Still largely untapped

smartphone market in China

Overview of the Chinese smartphone market The total number of Chinese smartphone users has reached 748 million in 2019. Approximately 53% of the population uses smartphones, leaving much of the smartphone market in China untapped. This number is expected to reach 868 million by 2023. With the sudden prevalence of smartphones in China, smartphone user […]

Selling Cosmetics in China: Analysis of the Cosmetics Market in China

selling cosmetics in China

Analysis of China’s beauty and personal care market Since 2011, the cosmetics market in China has seen sustainable growth. In 2018, the market size of cosmetics industry in China reached 3.69 billion RMB. From 2010 to 2018, the average growth rate of the market size had maintained at 7.87%. It is expected that the average […]