Sportswear market in China: growth rate and booming trends

Shilin Song China Market Analysis

China has been a crucial market for international sportswear brands. In terms of size, the US remains the largest sportswear market, with an estimated market size of $45 billion, but the industry’s growth rate is only 2.5%. In contrast, China’s sportswear market is growing at 11% year-on-year. In today’s article, we will look at: Marketing trends for sportswear in China …

10 Fashion Trends in China: Where is the opportunity?

Shilin Song China Digital News

In the past year, all aspects of society have changed greatly: new cultures, aesthetic styles, and living standards are emerging. Nowadays, Chinese consumers pay more attention to the meaning and self-realization through each purchase. Gen-Zs yearn to express a unique attitude through what they wear. Douyin (the Chinese Tiktok) eCommerce analyzed platform data and published the Top 10 lifestyle trends …

China Livestream eCommerce: Taobao and Douyin Insights

Shilin Song China Digital News

Livestream eCommerce has become the “new norm” in China. According to a report published by Taobao Livestream and iResearch, more than 464 million users are used to buying products through Live Streams, which accounts for 44.9% of Chinese Netizens. In this article, we will look at: Overview of Livestream eCommerce in 2021 Taobao Livestream overview, top performing categories, audience insights, …

Pet Economy grows faster than “Human Economy”: a new opportunity in the post-covid China

Shilin Song China Digital News

The Pet Economy is one of the uprising industries in China despite the COVID impact and restrictions. During the 618 Mid-Year Sale in 2022, Tmall Pet Industry GMV (Gross Merchandising Value) grew by 19% compared to last year, reaching 2.7 billion CNY (~ 400 million USD). During the first 4 hours of the JD 618 event, the Pet industry GMV …

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 …

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 …