With the rapid development of mobile Internet, the scale of China's mobile search users exceeded 700 million in 2019. Driven by the COVID-19 in 2020, mobile Internet penetration will accelerate, and the scale is expected to reach 754 million. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, search engines, social platforms, and e-commerce platforms are the top three channels for interviewed netizens to obtain information, accounting for 69.6%, 49.0%, and 35.3%, respectively. 78.4% of the interviewed netizens said that they would think of mobile search engines as soon as they searched for information so they have a strong dependence on mobile search. For mobile search modes, the most common mobile search mode used by interviewed users is text search, accounting for 72.6%. With the maturity of AI technology and the deepening of usage habits, the interviewed users who use voice search and image search accounted for 44.4% and 20.8% respectively. In the future, the demand for mobile search will show diversified and professional development, and the application of AI technology will become the main force of the market. The competition of mobile search market will continue to escalate, and the head market will maintain a market structure of “one super strong, many stronger” in the medium and long term.
At the end of 2019, live e-commerce has become a new outlet. Especially due to the impact of the new crown epidemic in 2020, live e-commerce has become the most popular retail model and has a far-reaching impact. It is sought after by platform parties, capital parties, producers, users and other links in the industrial chain. However, with the rapid expansion of live broadcast e-commerce business, the problems faced by the industry have gradually increased. It is necessary to jointly promote the sound development of the industry through collaborative governance of all links.
With the popularity of live e-commerce, there are more and more supportive policies for the live e-commerce industry across the country. Live e-commerce promotes the high-quality development of the urban economy through innovative new business models, while creating more new jobs. However, the phenomenon of eating and broadcasting in the live broadcast has attracted public attention. In the context of CCTV News criticizing some big stomachs in the program for serious waste when eating and broadcasting, major live broadcast platforms have also responded and will strengthen their food Review of live content.
China Shared Power Bank Industry, which has gone through the development stages of outbreak and precipitation despite queries, has entered the period of standardized development in 2019. Even though it is affected by the COVID-19 in 2020, the overall development trend of the industry will not change. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the user scale of China Shared Power Bank industry is expected to reach 229 million in 2020. However, in the short term, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry can’t be ignored. 80% of the interviewees reflected that their use habits of shared power bank has changed due to the impact of COVID-19. Specifically, the usage frequency are reduced and the time is shortened, especially for the usage of shared power bank in travel scenario and the ones in large cabinet. The industry competition also ushered in variables. Meituan launched the shared power bank business at the beginning of the year. Relying on its advantages of accumulated offline business resources and better product experiences, Meituan avoided the problem of high entry threshold for new competitors, and having an impact on the leading enterprises in the industry.
In the first half of 2020, affected by the epidemic, overall cross-border e-commerce transactions have been greatly affected in terms of commodities and logistics. However, the changes in consumption patterns in major markets such as Europe and the United States and the implementation of a series of policies conducive to the development of cross-border e-commerce have also promoted the development of China’s cross-border e-commerce import and export. In the first half of 2020, China's imports and exports through the customs cross-border e-commerce management platform increased by 26.2%. It is expected that the scale of China's cross-border e-commerce transactions will reach 10.3 trillion yuan by the end of 2020. At present, young consumer groups’ consumption potential is constantly being tapped and released. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, for the young cross-border consumer groups interviewed, enthusiasm for new trends and trying new consumer experiences has become the main reason for their cross-border consumption. And nearly 60% of them value product quality the most. In the future, scenario-based cross-border e-commerce consumption that integrates social interaction, content marketing, and multiple channels will become a new trend that is more in line with the consumption needs and cultural values of young users.
The mature development mode of China Mobile Internet Industry and the further promotion of discourse power of Chinese intelligent terminals in the global market have created opportunities for the development of APPs in overseas markets. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the market scale of China Short Video Industry reached 24.58 billion yuan in 2019. The rapid development of Short Video industry has also brought a batch of competitive products in China, and has achieved good results in overseas market. Typical enterprises in Short Video industry such as Kuaishou and Bytedance had also launched products in overseas market in the first half of 2020. However, recent bans on China mobile APPs by foreign countries had exposed the political risks of overseas development. Facing with the ban on Wechat by US government, merely less than 10% of the non-Apple mobile phone users will buy the Apple smartphone if it is implemented. Due to the influence of non-market factors, mobile APPs need make a long-term development planning, strengthen the layout of developing countries, and take on the strategy of encircling the cities from the rural areas.
After the suffer of tighten restriction in 2016, the development of China personal cloud disk industry has returned to rationality, and enterprises with strong qualification background have become the main competitors in the market. On the other hand, with the development of technology and popularization of mobile terminals, more terminal data and personal files appear, and the demand for storage media by netizens is also increasing. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the user scale of China Personal Cloud Storage Industry is expected to exceed 400 million in 2020. The expansion of market space also makes the giant enterprises in various fields focus on the personal cloud disk industry again. Although Baidu Netdisk has the leading advantage at present, there is still great room for change in the competition pattern in the future. And the market competition is about to start again.
At present, the live-streaming e-commerce industry has formed a complete commercial link from brand merchants/brands to anchors, MCN institutions, to platforms and user terminals. In the industry link of live e-commerce, the anchor, MCN institution and merchant are the three important subjects in the industry ecology. iiMedia Research analysts believe that in the early stage of the development of the industry, the main broadcaster is wild, merchants and anchor docking difficult, and easy to appear irregular chaos. In MCN joined the industry chain, the agency specializes in docking anchors and merchants, live e-commerce access, the industry gradually towards standardization.
During the 2020 618 Shopping Festival, the e-commerce platforms recorded a new high. iiMedia Research believes that live e-commerce led the 618 shopping festival consumption frenzy, Taobao live with its online platform and head anchor traffic resources, in the live e-commerce industry in the leading position, but with more and more platforms into the market, live e-commerce industry competition is becoming more intense.
The epidemic has brought a certain short-term impact on the offline resumption of the home building materials market, which has reversed the promotion of home improvement consumer users to migrate online, and has also become an accelerator for traditional home improvement companies to transform and upgrade online. The Internet model has become the first choice for new entrants in the decoration market. According to the data of iiMedia Research， the growth rate of new Internet decoration companies in China in 2020Q1 is 18.8% year-on-year. The just-needed attributes of the home furnishing industry and the broad development space make it a market that all capitals are keen on. iiMedia consulting analysts believe that the continuous influx of e-commerce giants and new entrants will bring more new technologies, new models and new formats to the home improvement market. While the industry development ushers in new opportunities and will also face greater challenges.