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China’s 618 Mid-Year Sale Results: Live streaming eCommerce Revenue Grows by 124%

Shilin Song China Digital News, Tmall

June 20th marked the official conclusion of China’s 618 Mid-Year Sale in 2022. How was the result? According to Syntun 星图数据, during this year’s 618, the total online revenue reached 695.9 billion CNY (~103.9 billion USD), a 20.3% increase from last year. The traditional eCommerce channel is slowing down, while the growth of live streaming eCommerce has exceeded expectations: Traditional …

China’s 618 Mid-Year Shopping Festival 2022 first results: Skincare and Beauty continue to thrive, Fashion slows down

Shilin Song Tmall

Last week, China started its Mid Year e-commerce shopping festival known as 618 (June 18). It’s the second-largest e-commerce shopping day in China, second only to Single’s Day (November 11). Major eCommerce marketplaces like Tmall and JD.com have started the 618 pre-warm. So let’s take a quick look at brands’ performance up to now. In this article, we will look at: What …

Xiaohongshu/Red Pushes “Account-Store Integration” to drive In-app Conversion

Shilin Song China Digital News, Red/Xiaohongshu Marketing

Xiaohongshu / Red is the crucial platform during the awareness and consideration phases. Chinese consumers are used to searching on Red for feedback and reviews and then finalizing the purchase on Tmall or Taobao. However, Red is no longer satisfied being only the UGC platform where people look for information. In August 2021, Red announced the “Account-Store Integration” to push …

China’s trendy eCommerce App Dewu (Poizon) Bets on Video Content

Shilin Song China Digital News

Dewu (Poizon) is a social eCommerce app where trend-pursuing Chinese millennials and Gen-Z love to socialize and shop. Observing that 70% of daily usage time is spent on watching videos, the App just launched “Video Account” to further leverage the trend, and help creators and brands to better engage with followers and potential customers. Wondering if your brand should be …

WeChat Channels Livestreaming Rewards “Traffic Coupon” to Drive Traffic and Sales

Shilin Song New WeChat features, WeChat news

WeChat Channels activates a new incentive plan to push WeChat Livestreaming further: reward traffic coupons to merchants who drive followers to WeChat Livestreaming from external channels, according to Newrank.  Looking for help to define or improve your WeChat strategy? Just fill out this 1-minute form and we will be in touch with you: What is WeChat Livestreaming Livestreaming is a powerful …

L’Oréal x Palace of Versailles Limited Collection Launch on Douyin eCommerce

Shilin Song China Digital News, Douyin

On April 14th, L’Oréal officially kickstarted its Super Brand Day on Douyin eCommerce. L’Oréal launched a limited collection in collaboration with the Palace of Versailles, with young musician Ouyang Nana as Brand Ambassador. The Super Brand Day event will last from the 14th to the 20th of April. The limited collection includes two products: a facial cream (319 RMB / …

Little Red Book new feature: “guaranteed” exposure for sponsored content

Shilin Song China Digital News, Red/Xiaohongshu Marketing

In early April 2022, Red/Xiaohongshu launched a new marketing feature, “performance optimization mode” (in Chinese: 优效模式) for sponsored content. The tool ensures that the sponsored content performance surpasses 80% of the KOL’s recent posts and guarantees a baseline impression for your collaboration campaigns. Have some unanswered questions about your Red/Xiaohongshu strategy? Get in touch with us! Why do we need …

Alibaba Launches “Taibang” to Grab China’s Young Consumers

Shilin Song China Digital News

The China eCommerce giant Alibaba started testing a new eCommerce App “Taibang” (态棒). It focuses on the pop culture and street fashion beloved by young generations, according to ebrun.com. Taibang aims at introducing original domestic designer brands to Gen-Z and millennials with the slogan “Made in China with Attitude.” Youth-oriented fashion eCommerce Compared to Taobao and Tmall, Taibang integrated more …