Jun 21, 2022|

Overseas Brands See Sales Surge in JD618 Grand Promotion


by Doris Liu

JD Worldwide, JD’s cross-border e-commerce business that gives Chinese consumers broader access to imported products, saw significant sales growth as well as recognition from overseas brands during this year’s JD618 Grand Promotion.

JD.com reported a total transaction volume of RMB 379.3 billion yuan during this festival, setting a record high by exceeding last year’s JD618 number. Thanks to JD Worldwide, hundreds of brands on JD Worldwide increased by 100 percent in the first 24 hours after the shopping event officially kicked off on May 31; and more than 400 brands and about 100 categories doubled in sales in the last 28 hours of the 18-day campaign ending at 23:59 (BJT) June 18.

In the final 28 hours, JD Worldwide reported a rise in transaction volume in multiple categories and brands. More than 50 cosmetic brands increased by 100 percent year-over-year (YOY), self-operated fashion went up by 98 percent, baby diaper sales and dietary supplements climbed by 243 and 70 percent YOY respectively. In addition, categories of luxury goods and watches grew over 300 percent.

French skincare brand L’Occitane was up 20 times YOY, dandruff shampoo brand Selsun by 165 percent YOY and Japanese cosmetic brand SUQQU by 18 times YOY.

“The growth was predicted, but I didn’t expect it to be so high,” said Pinky Nie, head of the official overseas flagship store of the UK’s Vitabiotics, a vitamins and supplements brand.

Launching on JD Worldwide half a year ago, it was the first JD618 campaign for Vitabiotics. The brand achieved an increase of 249 percent in sales conversion rate and 107.31 percent in GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) month-over-month during JD618, with repeat purchase rate above the industry’s average level, according to Nie.

As the retail industry is confronted with uncertainties posed by the pandemic, data from JD618 reinforced confidence of overseas brands for entering the Chinese market. With JD Worldwide’s incubation capabilities, the cross-border business is expected to continue its recovery, bringing more quality products from around the world.