e-commerce Archive

It’s time for the second installment of our snapshot guide to Little Red Book (aka RED, aka xiaohongshu) for 2022! In Part 1 of this guide, we introduced what the platform is, what it looks like, its users, their behaviour, and ads. This time around we’re looking more carefully at RED as an e-commerce platform. What are the most popular products?

Is 小红书 (Little Red Book, aka RED) all it’s cracked up to be? Or is it just a flash in the pan, a one-hit wonder, an over-hyped fad, bound to go the way of Vine and MySpace? It’s hard to tell. One thing’s for sure – in the last few years, it’s gone from being a relatively niche platform, used almost exclusively to share cosmetics tips, to a full-blown social commerce powerhouse.

If you want to grow your business, it’s time to include video marketing into your overall marketing strategy. Brands should not overlook the usefulness of branded online video for their audience. Similar to how YouTube experiences huge popularity in the West, China’s video platforms such as Youku and iQiyi are successful with the local Chinese audience.

TikTok vs Kuaishou: Hottest Short-Video Apps for New Business Opportunity

Short video platforms are incredibly popular because they have a high rate of user stickiness and are an easy to use way to connect with a large, targeted audience. Douyin and Kuaishou are two of the most used short-video platforms in China that are prefect for young, tech savvy consumers who take their phones with them everywhere.