With the mature development of the logistics system, the community group-buying market in China has entered the stage of explosive growth in the post-epidemic era. In 2020, the growth rate of community group-buying market will exceed 100%, and the market size will reach 65 billion yuan. With the continuous mature development of community group-buying, many enterprises and capital are actively exploring the market and deepening the layout, and the scale of community group-buying market in China will also keep a high growth trend. It is estimated that the scale of community group-buying market in China will exceed 122 billion yuan by 2022, with a growth rate of 28.4%. Compared with traditional e-commerce, community group buying has a lighter operation mode. With the help of WeChat and other social traffic portals, it has the characteristics of easy dissemination of user community, centralized management of merchants and combination of online and offline. As the data of iiMedia Research showed, the main factors for nearly half of the users to choose the community group purchase platform are the high quality and low price of commodities and the convenience of purchasing methods. Convenient and time-saving, door-to-door delivery have also become the main advantages of community group purchase instead of offline consumption. In the future, businesses of different categories will join the industry of community group-buying. The fresh products of community group-buying has great market potential, and the improvement of "leader" operation and service level will become an important factor for the development of community group-buying.
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.
Community Groupon is a form of Spell Shopping. Spell Shopping make use of the social + groupon mode to quickly obtain traffic for merchants. Community Groupon further applies the mode of Spell Shopping to the community scene. According to iiMedia Research, the number of Spell Shopping users in China reached 332 million in 2018. The potential user scale of Community Groupon is huge. Community Groupon meets the needs of consumption classification and stratification, satisfies the pursuit of cost performance of some consumers and complies with shopping socialization trend. In essence, the outbreak of Community Groupon mode is the innovation of fresh food sales channel mode through e-commerce.