iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国即时配送用户规模有望突破4亿人大关，达到4.21亿人，分钟级即时配送大战进入白热化阶段。随着即时配送服务覆盖商品类型不断丰富，非餐品类即时配送服务需求急速上升。iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019上半年偏好日用品、文件资料等非餐品类服务的受访用户占比较2018上半年涨幅均超3%，其中偏好日用品的用户涨幅超4%。但随着即时配送服务覆盖至人们日常生活的多个方面，同质化问题也随之凸显，未来平台应着眼于精细化运营，基于自身优势，为商户、消费者提供差异化的增值服务。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of China Immediate Delivery users is expected to break through the 400 million mark in 2019, reaching 421 million people. Meanwhile, the competition among minute-level immediate delivery platforms has entered a white-hot stage. With the continuous enrichment of the types of goods covered by the immediate delivery services, the demand for non-meal immediate delivery services has risen sharply. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the proportion of interviewed users who preferred non-meal services such as daily necessities, documents in the first half of 2019 increased by more than 3% compared with the first half of 2018, and the proportion of those who preferred dialy necessities increased by more than 4%. But as the immediate delivery service covers many aspects of our daily life, the problem of homogeneity it also highlighted. The future platform should focus on fine operation and provide differentiated value-added services for merchants and consumers based on its own advantages.
The rise in fruit prices has led to discussions among Chinese netizens about fruit-related information. The Aibu business sentiment data monitoring system shows that in the summer of 2019, the discussion on fruit in Guangdong ranked first in the country. In recent years, China's fruit production has been increasing, and the fruit planting area in Shaanxi, Guangxi, Guangdong and other provinces has exceeded 10 million mu. At the same time, the trade volume of imported fruits is also increasing. In 2018, the countries with higher Chinese fruit imports were Chile (24.0%), Thailand (23.9%), Philippines (10.5%), Vietnam (10.4%) and New Zealand (6.4%). The higher imported fruits were cherries (18.7%), durian (15.7%), banana (12.9%), raisins (8.4%) and orange (6.2%). The development of China's fruit industry has promoted the further improvement of the industrial chain, forming fruit distribution business such as daily fresh and Jingdong home. The fruit fresh food industry has attracted attention from Internet giants such as Ali, Tencent and Jingdong, and has started investment and layout.
In 2018, the market size of China's fresh food e-commerce market continued to grow. The investment and financing situation of the fresh food e-commerce industry tended to be stable, and the industry market pattern was initially established. At the same time, e-commerce giants are also making efforts to enter the fresh food e-commerce industry, Ali is in line with traditional retail, and layouts new scenes. At the same time, Tencent is also cooperating with Jingdong to create a innovative fresh food e-commerce platform. The industrial chain of the fresh food industry is generally long, and the fresh food e-commerce focuses on reducing costs. At present, China's fresh food e-commerce industry has formed development models such as vertical platform, integrated platform, O2O, and innovation platform. Different models have their own advantages and disadvantages. According to iiMedia Research, the monthly penetration rate of fresh food products is less than 10%, and the fresh food e-commerce users are relatively young and have strong purchasing power. Affected by the offline store and the immediate need, the ratio of male to female is similar. At present, the fresh food e-commerce industry still faces problems such as non-standardization of products, difficulty in quality control, and high rate of product loss. In the future, as the public gradually accepts the concept of online purchase of fresh food, the market size of fresh food e-commerce will be further expanded. Introducing new technologies and models，The storage management model of fresh food products also needs to further improve. At the same time, the innovative model of online and offline integration will be further expanded, and community group purchase will become a new entry point.
With the rapid development of the New Retail Industry and the increasing demand for the speed of distribution, the Immediate Distribution services has become a standard service for the enterprises and the consumers. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of orders in China’s Immediate Distribution Industry has increased to 5.593 billion. At present, the orders in Immediate Distribution Industry are still concentrated in developed cities, 46.0% of the orders are from first-tier cities. But with the further development of the logistics efficiency, the importance of the market in non-first-tier cities will become increasingly prominent in the future.