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.
In 2019, the overall development of cross-border e-commerce industry has been on a positive trend. The scale of cross-border e-commerce continues to expand, and competition within the industry continues to be fierce. Pinduoduo and other competitors have successively entered cross-border e-commerce and Alibaba has acquired Kaola, which has unleashed huge market demand. In this context, word of mouth and user trust have become key factors in the competition of cross-border e-commerce platforms. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, in the user survey with a total sample size of 1757, 74.1% of consumers said that when buying overseas goods, the most important thing is whether the goods are genuine, while 58.8% said brand awareness is very important. With the increase of residents' income and the improvement of their living standards, overseas online shopping users pay more and more attention to the value of the brand and start to pursue higher quality shopping experience. Users' requirements are improved and market supervision is tightened, prompting major e-commerce platforms to take various quality assurance measures, empower the supply chain with technology, strengthen the control of the whole process from procurement to supply, and actively maintain and build brand reputation.
In the context of consumption upgrading, users are increasingly pursuing consumption experience, and new consumer groups are more dependent on the guidance of key opinion leaders (KOL). Offline stores, overseas online shopping live broadcasting and social communication narrow the distance between users and products, make up for the shortcomings of traditional overseas online shopping from different perspectives, and comprehensively upgrade user consumption experience. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, 56.6 percent of consumers believe that online stores can provide a more comfortable shopping experience than online channels. Dual-channel integrated development can enhance users' trust and double channels drainage, which has become an inevitable trend in the development of cross-border e-commerce industry. In addition, nearly 60% of overseas online shopping users will buy relevant products after watching live broadcast on overseas online shopping. Overseas online shopping live delivery is more intuitive and vivid, and has a good conversion effect on user consumption at the present stage, which is expected to become one of the major marketing methods of cross-border e-commerce in the future.
Driven by favorable policies and consumption upgrading, China's imported food e-commerce industry has developed rapidly, with the proportion of imported food rising to 6.8% in 2017. China's cross-border e-commerce retail import penetration rate has risen rapidly from 1.6% in 2014 to 10.2% in 2017. The number of cross-border e-commerce import consumers has increased 10 times between 2015 and 2017, and the brand and category of imported food are constantly enriched, including leisure. Food is the most popular. According to iiMedia Research, 74.2% of all consumers buy imported food through commercial platforms, and 53.5% of consumers consider quality as the first factor to be considered when choosing imported food. Ai Media Consulting Analysts believe that the future imported food market will sink to the third and fourth tier cities, e-commerce platform will become the main channel for imported food purchase.
The spring breeze of the policy promotes the rapid development of the cross-border e-commerce industry. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, China's users who buy imported goods online have exceeded 100 million in 2018. It is expected that the transaction volume in 2019 will exceed 10 trillion yuan. Capital continued to increase the cross-border e-commerce sector. In the first quarter of 2019, China's cross-border e-commerce sector invested more than 2 billion yuan. The cross-border e-commerce head platform maintains a competitive advantage. Cross-border e-commerce offline stores are more likely to achieve high-price per customer transaction, users prefer to buy watches and clocks, digital home appliances, auto supplies in offline stores. The users who consume more than 1,000 yuan average single-time in the offline stores accounted for more than 50% . Its offline stores have an obvious effect on the diversion to the online platform . 75% of the offline store customers who are interviewed are willing to try or use the corresponding cross-border e-commerce online platform more. The biggest pain point in the development of cross-border e-commerce industry lies in the authentic security. Therefore, all kinds of cross-border e-commerce platforms are strengthening the layout of offline stores. The good experience of offline consumer is also beneficial to the later conversion to online platform users. In the future, the integration between online channel and offline channel of cross-border e-commerce will continue to deepen, and offline stores will pay more attention to the opening of commodity pools and the use of technology to help impoving experience.
With the publishment and implementation of a number of related policies, Chinese cross-border e-commerce and its industrial chain will be further standardized. In March 2019, the government published a series of favorable policies such as fee reduction and tax reduction to help cross-border e-commerce development. China and the United States have actively negotiated that trade wars have little impact on cross-border e-commerce. The capital market is optimistic about cross-border e-commerce development. In March, the cross-border e-commerce industry received a total of four financings, amounting to 1.5 billion yuan. The head companies released the strategy of 2019, and the restructuring of the Red was further transformed with structural adjustment. AliExpress brought domestic Beauty brands to overseas market, and Tmall International upgraded its direct business to create a new model of overseas warehouse and content marketing. The industrial chain has been further developed, cross-border logistics warfare has been upgraded, and industry standardization has spawned new business model such as service providers, and Youzan has published a cross-border e-commerce solution product. Cross-border e-commerce recently had more negative grievances, and NetEase koala and Red all had negative events, causing concern. At present, cross-border e-commerce users are relatively young and mainly women, and the potential consumer market is relatively broad.
Since 2018, the global cross-border e-commerce industry has continued to develop. According to iiMedia Research, the global B2C cross-border e-commerce transaction scale increased by 27.5% year-on-year in 2018. It is expected to exceed 800 billion US dollars in 2019. The penetration rate of online shopping has reached 51.2%, and the proportion of consumers who use cross-border e-commerce for online shopping accounts for 70% of online shoppers in the Middle East. Apparel, shoes and hats are the most popular category for consumers to purchase through cross-border e-commerce. Western Europe is largest e-commerce market in Europe, with the highest penetration rate among cross-border online shopping in the Macedonian region and Portugal in Europe. Cross-border e-commerce accounts for 25% of the Australian e-commerce market, and Australian online shoppers prefer cross-border purchases of products from American and the UK. In Latin America, the development of e-commerce in Brazil is relatively mature, and the e-commerce in Argentina is developing rapidly. In 2018, the CIIE and related policies promoted the development of cross-border e-commerce in China. The scale of cross-border e-commerce transactions in China reached 9.1 trillion yuan, and the scale of users exceeded 100 million. In 2018, 30.7% of cross-border e-commerce users buy foreign products online because of the good quality, which was 7.8% higher than the first half of 2018. Over 50% of users purchased once a month. iiMedia Research analysts believe that quality is increasingly valued by cross-border e-commerce users, users' demand for high-quality products is gradually increasing, and high-frequency overseas online shopping brings more development opportunities for cross-border e-commerce companies.
2018年以来，跨境电商行业迎来利好，进博会及相关政策出台促进行业发展。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，2018年中国跨境电商交易规模达到9.1万亿元，用户规模超1亿。随着中国消费者购买力提升，消费升级的情况下，个性化、高品质的消费需求突显，海外留学、海外旅游、海外文化输入等都为新一代海淘创造了文化环境。iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，2018年，30.7%海淘用户因海外商品质量好而选择海淘，比2018上半年增长了7.8%，超五成用户每月购物一次。艾媒咨询分析师认为，质量越来越受到海淘用户重视，用户对高品质的跨境电商需求逐渐增加，同时高频次海淘购物为跨境电商企业带来更多发展机遇。
Since 2018, the Cross-Border E-Commerce industry has witnessed good results. China International Import Expo and related policies have been introduced to promote the development of the industry. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the scale of Cross-Border E-Commerce industry transactions in China reached 9.1 trillion yuan in 2018, and the scale of users exceeded 100 million. With the increasing purchasing power of Chinese consumers, huge domestic demand occurs in Cross-Border E-Commerce market. As the data of iiMedia Research data showed, more than 50% of the interviewed users shop once a month, and high-frequency shopping in overseas more development opportunities for Cross-Border Commerce enterprises.