In the past, there has been an interesting development within the Chinese market. Until recently, Chinese consumers rejected Chinese brands for one simple reason: Products from Chinese brands are often nothing but a copy of brands from abroad, but with worse quality for a cheaper price. However, in the last few years, we notice that Chinese consumers talk more and more about local brands across all industries.
A few years ago, when we asked Chinese participants in our studies which social media platforms they regularly use, we usually received two answers: WeChat and Weibo (similar to Twitter). But as time passes by, we now hear one name more and more often, especially from female participants: Xiao Hong Shu (“little red book”).
Have you ever heard about the Chinese word “Pèngcí”? Let's find out what it means and why dashcams become more and more desirable for drivers in China.
Are Chinese consumers ready for second-hand cars? We would like to take a closer look at this question in this article.
Second-hand in Germany probably reminds many of flea markets and used products for little money. But in China a completely new market for new second-hand products has established itself. Premium brands are in high demand – especially on second-hand platforms.
Online communities as a market research method is becoming more and more popular now. Since we have conducted several global market research studies using online communities ourselves, we have observed significant differences of the communication behavior between Chinese and users from other countries.
When we are conducting vehicle relevant studies, there is one thing that we hear again and again from Chinese users, especially owners of foreign car brands: “The built-in navigation system in the car is terrible, I only use my phone to navigate.”
More and more Chinese consumers are integrating smart home devices into their homes. In the beginning, the early adopters were those young people who would like to try something fancy and new. After they have gathered good experience, they will potentially take a second purchase, but this time for their parents.
There are plenty of online courses in China, including different majors – more precisely: you can find online courses for almost everything. Different platforms are gathering teachers for different majors. Each platform has its own focus like music, painting art, foreign languages, after-school tutorials, etc. So online courses are a real business in China.