TMO’s 2020 China eCommerce Insights

Thomas Price

This article is an update to last year’s “2019 China eCommerce Insights”. Here we hope to provide you with an up-to-date overview of China’s eCommerce landscape to help you establish your business’s online presence in China. A Broad View of China eCommerce This year, the total number of internet users in the world reached around …

Double-Eleven Sales Data: Makeup & Health Supplements

Thomas Price

Double-Eleven (or Singles Day) on November 11th is the world’s biggest sales festival, and we’ve gathered Double-Eleven sales data from the entire month to break down for you in our China Health Supplements and Makeup Data Packs. Below we’ve included a sneak peak from what you can expect from each. Double-Eleven Sales Data: Health Supplements Overall, …

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 …