Xiaohongshu Drops Commission on Sales from 20% to 5% (and other news)

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This week, we report on a few significant news in the Chinese E-commerce space: Xiaohongshu reduced the commission the platform charges to merchant sales from ~20% to 5%. Weibo posts can now redirect users to WeChat Mini-programs WeChat is testing a new #hashtag# feature Xiaohongshu reduces platform costs In an effort to attract merchants to promote their products on the …

Celebrities and Record-breaking Live-streaming Campaigns

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Zhang Yuqi & Xin Ba – 223 million RMB sales on a Kuaishou live-streaming Zhang Ting – 256 million RMB sales during her first Douyin live-streaming Liu Tao – 148 million RMB sales during her first Taobao live-streaming These record-breaking data reports show that Chinese celebrities are also becoming live-streaming superstars. Live-streaming overview According to the China Statistic Bureau and …

JD.com 618 Revenues Grow 33% Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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618, happening on June 18th, is the second biggest shopping festival in China after Single’s Day. First launched by JD.com, the festival has broken new records this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Record-breaking year for JD.com JD.com broke new records this year, with 269.2 billion RMB of orders during the shopping festival (from June 1st to June 18th). The total …

Douyin Beauty Industry Report

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Ocean Insights, a Bytedance subsidiary, released a Douyin Beauty Industry Report 2020. The report shows Douyin is increasingly becoming a good marketing channel for beauty and cosmetics brands. Some highlights for the Douyin beauty industry includes: Daily video view reached 1.2 billion Beauty video content has increased by 228% YoY in 2019, above the average Douyin YoY growth of 192% …

How Did COVID-19 Impact Alibaba and Tencent’s Earnings?

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Alibaba and Tencent just released their earnings for the period of January to March 2020. A good opportunity to assess the extent to which COVID-19 impacted Chinese online platforms. Alibaba’s Q1 2020 results Alibaba saw overall very good performance YOY, due to the strong resilience of the e-commerce sector. Alibaba E-commerce revenues grew 19% YOY, while Tmall Online Physical Goods …