US Health Supplements eCommerce Localization for China: LifeVantage Case Study

Thomas Price

LifeVantage, a leading American health supplements brand, set out to conquer the Chinese market using a cross-border eCommerce model. From an early stage, the company knew that the keys to success would be quickly grabbing consumer attention, cultivating brand loyalty, and laying out a sales strategy that was optimized for the local market. However, LifeVantage …

2021 China Health Supplements Market: Brand New Data Packs!

Thomas Price

Last year TMO debuted our first Data Pack series, focusing on the China Health Supplements market. It’s been a great success, covering key data like China’s best-selling supplements each month! (In case you missed it, here’s our wrap-up of the China Health Supplements market in 2020) Building on that success, we’re continuing to launch new …

China Cross-Border Health Supplements: A 2020 Retrospective

Thomas Price

Last year, TMO launched our China Cross-Border Health Supplements Data Pack series. And what a first year it turned out to be! 2020 was obviously tumultuous for most people and industries around the world. But for eCommerce and Health Supplements, it was a year where crisis begat opportunity. More and more consumers looked online to …

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, …

China’s Cross-Border Cosmetics Market: New CSAR Law

Thomas Price

Ratified at the start of this year, China’s new law governing cosmetics products, including cross-border cosmetics, will come into effect at the beginning of 2021. The Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) will replace the current Cosmetic Hygiene Supervision law. In this article we take a look at some of the features of the new law, and …

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 …

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 …