Chinese consumers are complex, confident shoppers, who enjoy purchasing online, while having a strong desire for aspiration brands.
Few markets attract and intrigue marketers as much as the rapidly evolving consumer-driven Chinese market. Despite a slight dip in economic growth, China remains one of the world’s most dynamic markets. But when it comes to identifying consumer preferences, things are not always as straightforward as they seem. Within seven different geographical areas — south, east, north, northeast, central, southwest and northwest — there are varying types of consumers, with different needs and aspirations based on their region’s economic stage of development.
While marketers are looking at China and seeing 1.3 billion potential customers, Theresa Loo, national director of strategic planning, analytics and insight for MEC, says even when cities are close to each other, consumer behaviour varies hugely, defying even a regional strategy.
Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research / ForwardKeys), Tourism Australia