Decoding Daigou: China’s New Social Commerce

Decoding Daigou: China’s New Social Commerce

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CLA collaborated with YouWorld to undertake a first-of-its-kind survey of the most elusive group of power shoppers in the world: the Daigou Market. 

CLA surveyed more than 215 daigou agents, based primarily in the United States, during April to gain insights into how the COVID-19 crisis has affected their business, and specifically into how consumers in China are shopping for products based in the United States. 

Key takeaways:

  • Daigou are young: more than half are between 20 and 30 years old
  • They are high-spenders: 56% of respondents spent over $10,000/month 
  • Social dominates: 94% of users communicate with their customers via social channels 
  • Special events/offers win their wallets: 67% would like to have early access to sales or special events and 71.2 % said that discounts and special offers where their driving force when deciding where to shop (ways to partner with YouWorld)
  • They value VIP treatment: 76.7% would like for the malls to stay in touch with them more often and provide special perks
  • Nearly 50% use Alipay as their preferred form of payment

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