jeudi 6 février 2020

Branding is the key in China , in fashion and now in e-Commerce

Chinese culture emphasizes style and appearance. It is a cultural desire to behave well and to pay attention to your physique in front of your surroundings. This is the reason why brands are so popular in the fashion industry in China.

The fashion market in China

If we take a closer look at brands in the clothing/fashion market, it is possible to subdivide it into three parts: unbranded clothing, luxury brands and labels. Customers of unbranded clothing will be more concerned with the practicality of the garment: they are looking for the lowest price and therefore the value of the product is based neither on the identity of the brand nor on the quality of the product. clothing. In general, consumers in this market are low-income people. he clothes reflect a high social status and a high standard of living.

Branding is the key in China 

The company can set the target-heart and decide the marketing and the communication strategy only after the definition of an identified and distinguished position. source

Chinese luxury consumers 

The customers of this sector in China come mainly from the wealthy class. Only part of the upper middle class can afford luxury goods from time to time; although it is well known that middle-income Chinese women try to buy a luxury handbag every month.

The consumer group for luxury brands is a relatively small group compared to the overall clothing market. Only 1.11 million out of 1.4 billion people belong to the wealthy class.

Private labels brands : personalization

The third category on the market represents private labels. Chinese customers are mainly from the middle class.

People who care about their image, but cannot or are not prepared to pay exorbitant prices in clothing. They care about the quality of the garment as well as its price, these customers are sensitive to the quality / price ratio.

However, the clothes must also be personalized, that is to say offer a touch of authenticity in the style of the product. It is not easy for a manufacturer to find this balance, but it is a target with great potential that should not be overlooked. According to a market study conducted by our Shanghai-based fashion industry team, we found that in the year 2000, only 4% of the urban population represented the middle class. In 2012, this ratio increased to 66% and is expected to reach 75% in 2022. Therefore, there are many opportunities for these private labels in China.

E-Commerce is even more popular 

E-Commerce, O2O and the different opportunities for fashion in China
The current economic situation is one of the great opportunities for private labels. Over the past 10 years, China’s GDP and the purchasing power of the people have grown significantly rapidly. With the increase in purchasing power, expectations have also been higher: many Chinese consumers are no longer satisfied with basic needs, they expect better quality, better service at a reasonable price today. Given that consumers of private labels represent a growing middle class, this sector has a lot of potential. O2O (online to offline) businesses represent a new trend and are often attached to private labels. The O2O business model encourages and drives customers to buy online at offline outlets, for example with the help of e-coupons. Due to an Internet boom in China, this business model is very popular. Take the example of Merters / Bonwe, the first ready-to-wear company in China that used a QR-Code system printed on every product in the store. By scanning on this code, customers were redirected to the official Merters / bonwe site to obtain additional information on the product purchased.


With the emergence of e-commerce, different consumption habits are created. Some customers prefer to try the clothes in stores and buy later online, hoping to find the same cheaper clothing on the internet than in physical stores. This lower price is partly explained by the different costs: rent costs, labor costs, maintenance costs and management costs, etc.

This general trend of e-commerce was experienced as a shock at the very beginning, for retailers of traditional stores. But over time, this has opened up serious opportunities for market players. Private labels in China are experiencing an upward trend while the luxury market suffers from an aesthetic image that is too rigid, not personalized enough. However, the marketing of privates label products represents a real challenge for the retailer: it requires better quality of work to deal with complex situations, including sales analysis, brand promotion

lundi 3 février 2020

Social Media in China : Huge opportunites for Brands

China has 990 million Internet users in 2020, +50 million more than the previous year, representing nearly 80% of China's population! As the largest online community in the world continues to grow, Chinese social media sites have become popular tools to reach Chinese consumers.

Social Media agency in China expert !

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China with the most social networks and the most social media users recorded. The number of interaction and daily users could be considered out of the chart for some countries. Although they are often competing, many of these networks meet a particular demand that allows a large part of them to coexist. There is, therefore, a much more fragmented market than in the West with unrivaled dominance of Facebook.

Social Media in China : Huge opportunity for Brands 

China is one of the smaller countries in the world in terms of Internet, but these constraints have directly contributed to the incredible success of local Chinese social media sites. The Chinese government, it is impossible for foreign companies to enter the social networking market in China. Without access to the majority of social media used elsewhere in the world, the Chinese have created their own networks, like Facebook, Myspace, Youtube and foursquare - but with more users - which is why each global company need to pay attention to these sites.

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Weibo "Weibo" is the Chinese word for "microblog". Known as the "Chinese Twitter", Sina Weibo is actually much more than that - it has two times more users than Twitter, and is used by more than 22% of the population of Chinese Internet almost 540 millions of people! Sina Weibo was well ahead of the game by offering users the ability to embed images and videos - well before its Western counterpart, Twitter.

Chinese celebrities depend on Weibo ... and even some world famous spirit jumped on the opportunity to connect with their Chinese fans by Sina Weibo. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are two of the most influential global celebrities in Chinese social media, and they are both Sina Weibo active users. After setting up a Sina Weibo account last month, Kobe Bryant had more than 100,000 followers within hours. He began his account just days after a message appeared on the Sina Weibo account Nike Basketball, the Chinese New Year day: "Hey, it's Kobe, I decided to take charge of the Weibo handful of Nike basketball -ball for a few days and I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year. "

Now Chinese Social networks have a life and features of their own. In fact some of them may well be the most developed social networks in the world. This means an obligation for all inbound marketers to rethink their strategy when they are about to set foot into China social media landscape. source

Wechat Marketing

Very similar to Sina Weibo in terms of functionality and Demography, users can share photos, videos and text in a limit of 140 words, and republishing function Tencent Weibo is as "retweeting" from Twitter which is answered by @ form. However, Tencent Weibo acts as a social network, connecting people - like facebook. Tencent Weibo has about 200-250 million users.


Douyin is the hottest social media in China , it is a video platform .


Little red book or xiaohongshu are really hot in China. There are the instagram of China.

Renren  is duying in 2020

Renren is essentially Facebook of China. Formerly Xiaonei, which means "school", he started as a platform for re-connection of school friends. Like Facebook, Renren aims to stay current in the rapidly growing mobile space and respond to college students. Renren has about 150 million registered users and 31 million monthly active users. pengyou Pengyou, which means "friend", was developed by Tencent be a site "facebook-like". Although pengyou has users less active than its direct competitors Reren and Weibo, because of its multiple platforms, it is the largest online community in China in terms of registered users.

QQ is an abbreviation of Tencent QQ, a popular instant messaging service. Last September, there were 784 million active user accounts with approximately 100 million online at once. According to Alexa Internet rankings, QQ webisite ranked 8th - moving ahead of Twitter.

Douban(is duying)
Douban is very similar to MySpace, popular with groups and special interest communities, and networking around specific topics. It has over 100 million users and is the most active users are intellectuals and pop culture junkies in search of movies, music and book reviews with about 60 million registered users and 80 million monthly active users. For the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen 1989 Douban has extended its keyword list to ban all terms which may be relevant to the incident.