Cosmetics Industry Report 2020: An In-Depth Look at the Chinese Market

Thomas Price

This week marks the launch of TMO’s Cosmetics Industry Report. Earlier this year saw the success of our Health Supplements Industry Report (and the subsequent monthly Data Pack series!). Now, we’ve turned our attentions to another hot industry on the rise in China. This report not only contains data from trusted sources and prominent research …

How China’s Cosmetics Live-Streaming Flourished in 2020

Thomas Price

Background Alibaba data shows that the penetration rate of Tmall merchant live-streaming during fiscal year 2019 reached 50%. Meanwhile, the gross merchandise volume (GMV) of live-streaming on Taobao exceeded 100 billion RMB. The penetration rate for merchants selling beauty products was particularly high. During the 618 sales in 2019, 80% of Tmall beauty and cosmetics …

Alternative Chinese eCommerce Platforms: Off the Beaten Path of Tmall & JD

Thomas Price

Most overseas brands looking to dive into the lucrative China market are well aware of the major Chinese eCommerce platforms. Tmall, Taobao, and JD.com are famous the world over. But the staggering success of eCommerce in China hasn’t solely consolidated around these obvious marketplaces. There are also several interesting and innovative Chinese eCommerce platforms that …

Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce: Legal Expert Interview

Thomas Price

Although 2020 has obviously been difficult for much of the world, Chinese cross-border eCommerce is one of the areas that has managed to perform well. Cross-border eCommerce (CBEC) in the country has experienced growth, even as most industries in China and the world shrunk in response to the global crisis. According to customs data from …

Cross-Border eCommerce in China: Get up to Speed

Thomas Price

Chinese cross-border eCommerce has become an opportunity few brands want to pass up. For years, accessing the China market meant big investments and jumping through complicated hoops. But cross-border eCommerce in China has opened up new, easier paths in many cases. Building on this, the government is offering more and more support for cross-border channels …

China’s Biggest Health Supplements Winners on 6.18 2020

Thomas Price

At the beginning of 2020, CoViD-19 shook the world from its usual rhythms and forced distance on people due to remote work, lockdowns, and quarantine. Social activities ground to a halt during Chinese New Year and the following month. This in turn gave people time to slow down and reflect on their consumption and lifestyles. …

China’s Best-Selling Makeup Products and Brands on 6.18 2020

Thomas Price

After several years of development, China’s June 18th (or “618”) mid-year sales period has evolved into the second biggest “holiday” for Chinese online retailers. 2020 was particularly special, as it is the first major eCommerce sales event after the coronavirus outbreak. Presales began as early as May 25th, and Tmall’s year-on-year sales growth rate increased …

Cross-Border eCommerce: Selling Cosmetics to China

Thomas Price

China became the world’s second largest market for cosmetics back in 2013. However, some major brands have still chosen to stay out of the China market for a number of reasons. These reasons include the complicated license approval process, high costs associated with the general trade model, and a requirement on domestic brands that they …

Skincare and Makeup in China: 2020 Consumer Trends

Thomas Price

In recent years, the cosmetics industry, and skincare and makeup especially, have undergone substantial development in China. In 2019, the growth rate of the beauty industry ranked second of all retail industries. For brands that plan to set up on local eCommerce platforms or hope to enter China through cross-border eCommerce, research into consumer trends …

China Bonded Warehousing and Cross-border eCommerce Tax Reform

TMO Group

It’s never been easier to sell to China from abroad. The government has made a concerted effort to open up processes and make clear pathways to facilitate this. Today, cross-border selling via eCommerce is fairly mature and multiple ways to expedite traditional processes are now available. Of these, the bonded warehouse model is particularly tempting …