Singles Day Shows New Consumption Trends
The “health economy” has grown sharply during this year’s Singles Day shopping spree which started Sunday, the National Business Daily reported.
A presale campaign running since Oct 21 saw a 132 percent rise in sales for vaccine services in the first hour of the campaign from a year earlier in AliHealth, Alipay and Tmall. Masks, thermometers, sphygmomanometers and more medical products have gone viral, so to speak, becoming “necessities” for daily life.
In the first 30 minutes of the Singles Day shopping spree starting Nov 1, the sales volume of medical products surged 220 percent on the JD Health platform year-on-year. Among this surge, traditional Chinese medical products increased over six times and thermometers over 10 times. Mask sales surpassed that of the whole year of 2019 in five minutes.
In addition, data from multiple e-commerce platforms showed health products for vision, vitamins, probiotics and cubilose were bestsellers on the first day of the shopping spree.
This year, livestreaming has become a new driving force for sales. JD recorded sales volume of 100 million yuan ($14.96 million) in 10 seconds via livestream on the evening of Oct 31. The Huawei Mate 40 Porsche version was sold out in nine seconds during the Suning livestream hosted by actor Jia Nailiang on the shopping spree’s eve.
今年，直播已然成为销售的新动力。 京东在10月31日晚间通过直播在10秒内实现了1亿元人民币（1,496万美元）的销售额。在购物狂欢前夕，贾乃亮主持的苏宁直播期间，华为Mate 40 Porsche版本在9秒内被抢购一空。
Douyin and Kuaishou also attracted more followers by livestreaming during this year’s Singles Day.