Posted On 2014/08/28 By In Business, Consumer, News, Internet, Mobile, Social Media With 432 Views

mCommerce on the Rise in China

Commerce becoming more integrated with social Media

Social commerce is a relatively new term being used in the Western world. It is not a term that is often used, even with regards to e-commerce, but the phenomenon behind this world is gaining power throughout the world. Social commerce refers to the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions. In China, this has become a powerful force and the country’s social networking sites are beginning to evolve to become more mobile-centric and engage consumers in commerce.

Mobile Commerce changes the way people interact with businesses

Commerce is beginning to change due to the adoption of mobile technology. More consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to make their lives easier and more convenient. These devices are trafficking consumer information and have successfully changed the way people interact with one another and with businesses. As people become more aligned with mobile technology, businesses are taking steps to embrace mobile commerce. A growing number of these businesses are beginning to see that they can find success through leveraging social media to promote mobile shopping.

TMall shows off capabilities of its social commerce platform

Social CommerceTmall, an online retailer similar to Amazon, is one recent example of a company embracing social commerce. The retailer has integrated a social media platform that is being used as a consumer-power review system. The platform allows users to rate products and companies based on various factors, such as the accuracy of a product description and the customer service being offered by a company. Products with high rating receive more promotion from Tmall through the social platform.

More spending power among active Social Media users in China than among those in the US

One of the reasons social commerce has become so powerful in China has to do with who actually uses social media platforms. In the U.S., the largest demographic of active Facebook users are those that have recently graduated college, whom tend to have very little spending power. In China, however, the majority of those that are active on social media sites have higher incomes and more spending power, making them an ideal demographic for social commerce.


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Article: Mobile Commerce Press / Image: Liewcf

Commerce becoming more integrated with social Media Social commerce is a relatively new term being used in the Western world. It is not a term that is often used, even with regards to e-commerce, but the phenomenon behind this world is gaining power throughout the world. Social commerce refers to the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions. In China, this has become a powerful force and the country’s social networking sites are beginning to evolve to become more mobile-centric and engage consumers in commerce. Mobile Commerce changes the way people interact with businesses Commerce is beginning to change due to the adoption of mobile technology. More consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to make their lives easier and more convenient. These devices are trafficking consumer information and have successfully changed the way people interact with one another and with businesses. As people become more aligned with mobile technology, businesses are taking steps to embrace mobile commerce. A growing number of these businesses are beginning to see that they can find success through leveraging social media to promote mobile shopping. TMall shows off capabilities of its social commerce platform Social CommerceTmall, an online retailer similar to Amazon, is one recent example of a company embracing social commerce. The retailer has integrated a social media platform that is being used as a consumer-power review system. The platform allows users to rate products and companies based on various factors, such as the accuracy of a product description and the customer service being offered by a company. Products with high rating receive more promotion from Tmall through the social platform. More spending power among active Social Media users in China than among those in the US One of the reasons social commerce has become so powerful in China has to do with who actually uses social media platforms. In the U.S., the largest demographic of active Facebook users are those that have recently graduated college, whom tend to have very little spending power. In China, however, the majority of those that are active on social media sites have higher incomes and more spending power, making them an ideal demographic for social commerce. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Mobile Commerce Press / Image: Liewcf

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Stefan

Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds two Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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