The COVID-19 virus is reportedly paving way for a rise in demand for ethical goods. Luxury fashion retailers and start-ups are increasingly putting focus towards addressing global warming, reducing gas emissions, protecting the environment and removing single-use plastics.
How should businesses adapt their China strategies around the COVID-19 outbreak? According to WWD, it’s a matter of postponing (not cancelling), shifting experiences online, ensuring a seamless checkout journey, engaging Chinese expats and leveraging CRM.
Amazon’s attempts to mimic Alibaba’s luxury sales platform approach is failing to harness momentum. Experts point to Amazon’s image issue, counterfeit challenges and their pursuit of the wrong target audiences. In similar news, Amazon last week signed their first client for their (Arguably HEMA-inspired) New Retail
Gaming in China is on the rise, particularly mobile gaming. China Skinny have released a summary of how the most innovative brands are leveraging games to raise brand awareness, engage customers and sell product.
Alipay will work with 50K independent software vendors over the next three years to make their payment platform a lot more like WeChat: most notably by supporting the development mini-programs and eCommerce stores.
Beijing-based autonomous delivery vehicle manufacturer Neolix is seeing a surge in demand from the likes of Alibaba, Meituan, Dianping and JD.com.
Pandaily have identified Zoom, Alibaba’s DingTalk, WeChat Work, Bytedance’s Lark (Feishu) and Huawei’s Cloud WeLink as the best free remote collaboration platforms. Bytedance is also reportedly preparing a suite of ‘Google-like’ work collaboration software tools to overthrow Lark’s current user experience.