The outbreak of coVID19 has aroused the awareness of the urgency and importance of transformation and upgrading in the maternal and infant industry, which has become a booster for accelerating the integration of online and offline industries. At present, the offline development of chain maternal and infant brands has presented a trend of differentiation, and a few brands have made a bright performance by virtue of the assetlight expansion mode. iiMedia consulting analyst believes that under the long-term trend of upgrading the consumption quality, offline brick-and-mortar stores for mothers and infants will gradually become branded and chain-store. Meanwhile they would extend their online business and using online services to enhance customer stickiness. For online maternal and child enterprises, the online marketing represented by live broadcast during the epidemic is gaining momentum and is expected to be normalized. iiMedia consulting analyst believes that the changes on the supply and demand side have accelerated the online and offline integration of the maternal and infant industry. The new maternal and infant retail system is becoming more and more complete. In the process of the development of maternal and infant new retail business, the continuous upgrading of products and services is the key.
iiMedia Research（艾媒咨询）数据显示，2019年中国新生婴儿规模达到1465万，预计2020年分娩的妈妈群体达到1530万。这部分妈妈群体中，90后人群已成妈妈群体主力。在家庭育儿方面， 妈妈群体是家庭育儿的主力, 而父亲在家庭孕育中的角色担当也在逐步提升。而这对亲子社交、孕育知识获取、母婴产品购买等有着巨大需求的年轻妈妈群体，更依赖于互联网渠道。伴随着需求细分，单一的运营模式开始转向多元服务发展，艾媒咨询分析师认为，移动母婴平台，尤其是母婴综合社区，拥有海量专业孕育知识，并为妈妈群体提供交流互动平台，更易受到妈妈群体的青睐。
According to iiMedia Research, 14.65 million babies were born in China in 2019, and 15.3 million mothers are expected to give birth in 2020. In this part of the mother group, the post-90s crowd has become the main force of the mother group. In terms of family child-rearing, the mother group is the main force of family child-rearing, and the father's role in family pregnancy is also gradually improving. This group of young mothers, who have a huge demand for parent-child social contact, acquisition of pregnancy knowledge and purchase of maternal and infant products, are more dependent on Internet channels. With the demand segmentation, the single operation mode starts to change to the development of multiple services. According to the analysts of iiMedia consulting, the mobile mother and baby platform, especially the comprehensive community of mother and baby, has a large amount of professional gestation knowledge and provides an interactive platform for the mother group, which is more favored by the mother group.
Data show that the retail scale of China's social consumer goods has steadily increased, reaching 41.2 trillion yuan in 2019. The proportion of online retail sales has also continued to rise. In 2019, online retail sales reached 10.6 trillion yuan, accounting for 25.7% of total retail sales of consumer goods. Driven by consumption upgrades and emerging technologies, the new retail industry is booming, and the trillion-dollar market is accelerating. At present, the new retail industry is accelerating the integration of online and offline, new marketing is emerging endlessly, and the overall characteristics of omnichannel, digitalization, and community are presented. The new retail ecosystem consisting of data, supply chain, logistics, payment, and finance has been continuously improved, prompting the rapid development of a variety of new retail formats for segments, categories, and markets, and a number of more new retail benchmarking company with development potential. iiMedia Consulting analysts believe that new retail challenges and opportunities coexist. In the short term, the dividends of the growth of the Internet population are exhausting, and competition in the industry is becoming increasingly fierce. It places higher requirements on upstream and downstream players in the new retail industry chain to test marketing capabilities and refined operation capabilities. In the long term, it will use emerging information technologies such as 5G, big data, and artificial intelligence Means, new and old retail companies will be given more capabilities, the overall efficiency of the industry is expected to increase significantly, and the market size will also accelerate.
The rise of Internet penetration and the development of online retailing have driven the development of China's maternal and child e-commerce. In 2018, the transaction volume of China's maternal and child e-commerce commodity market reached about 3.0 trillion yuan, and the industry is still in a stage of rapid development. At present, many e-commerce giants are all deploying new retail maternal and child stores. Maternal and child e-commerce also develops new impetus through the layout of maternal and child communities to understand user needs, increase platform traffic and stimulate multi-party consumption. According to iiMedia Research, the number of monthly active users of Beibei has reached about 5.4 million in 2018, and the penetration rate of the whole network is 0.52%. However, the mother-to-child e-commerce brand has a tortuous road to listing and the number of investment events is insufficient, indicating that the quality of maternal and child e-commerce products has created resistance for external investment. Consulting analysts of iiMedia Research believe that continue to develop new retail and the male user market as well as become a comprehensive platform is the future development trend of maternal and child e-commerce.