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  • So in China, there are basically two big sales weeks.

  • You have 11/11 and you have 6/18.

  • These are sort of made-up holidays that have turned into these absolutely massive online sales extravaganzas.

  • They've really been built as, "this is your day as a consumer to buy something for yourself that makes you happy."

  • Some brands are taking it to the next level, right?

  • There are different levels of how you can engage with gifting product.

  • And all the way to the other extreme, is you're actually collaborating to create products.

  • They have a lot of parties related to what the brands are doing.

  • They do a lot of cross-collaborations during the sales weeks.

  • They have these fashion shows where they have a catwalk, and you can actually buy the clothing that the models are wearing on the catwalk.

  • Or if you're a retailer or a brand using the sales day to introduce new technology.

  • So, if you look at Alibaba, and Jingdong, and some of these other players, they've invested very, very heavily in improving logistics and infrastructure here.

  • China has some of the first automated warehouses.

  • So, the demand is absolutely there for very, very fast delivery.

  • I think the thing with sales days and why they're so successful here is, culturally, consumers like a good deal.

  • They want to feel that the brands are thinking about them, treating them well.

  • This is particularly powerful in a market like China because there's so much data.

  • A new app could have tens of millions, or a hundred million users.

  • So the ability to recommend really relevant content is much easier than it was.

  • There is a little bit of that same frenzy that you get with Christmas shopping.

  • But the biggest shopping days—11/11, 6/18—it's really about you and what you want.

So in China, there are basically two big sales weeks.

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    Lian posted on 2019/12/15
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