If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Wow, I’d love an app that combines YouTube, Pinterest, Wirecutter, TripAdvisor, and influencers telling me what to buy,” a Chinese app called RED has you covered.
RED has become China’s go-to place…
… for trusted product information and reviews.
Here are some stats:
- User ‘stickiness’: The platform has 8B views daily. The average user opens the app 4x/day and spends 40m a day on it. (That’s 3x longer than Pinterest users spend there.)
- Coveted users: 90% are affluent, urban women. Most are between 18 and 35.
- High conversion rates: The app sees conversion rates up to 20%, which is 10x traditional ecommerce rates of ~2%.
A beacon for international brands
China is the most lucrative place for foreign brands — there’s a growing middle class, rising disposable income, and penchant for luxury.
Instead of launching physical stores or their own online store, foreign brands often partner with existing 3rd-party ecommerce platforms.
RED is currently China’s 3rd-largest ecommerce platform, and foreign brands are flocking to it to expedite their expansion into China.
With luxury sales projected to fall by 23% (to $258B) in 2020, RED is one way to help brands get back in the black.