Augmented Reality Chinese Translation

China Channel Uncategorized

Augmented reality Chinese translation is already here. Anyone of us can use our phone to translate all the characters around us on the fly. Don’t believe it, check out the pictures and gif below… The app to do it with. Not WeChat unfortunately. Yes, that’ right it’s good old Google Translate. Hang on, isn’t Google blocked in China?  Well, mostly yes. But …

WeChat Key Trends Report 2017

China Channel Reports

Below are the slides from a keynote presentation delivered by Matthew Brennan at the China Connect Paris Conference on the 2nd of March 2017. He covers the key trends for WeChat and WeChat marketing featuring the latest data, case studies and quotes from respected experts. If you would like a PDF version of this report just drop us an email at info@chinachannel.co. If you are …

Bill Gates On WeChat

Bill Gates Joins WeChat. Apple & Facebook Fail On WeChat

China Channel Case Studies, Hot News

3 days ago Bill Gates officially launched his own WeChat official account (WeChat ID: gatesnotes) and broadcast a short 30 second message to his WeChat followers. Bill’s company Microsoft is actually kicking ass on WeChat, they have several very interesting WeChat accounts including a Chinese virtual girlfriend chatbot. We did a little research into the presence Microsoft and other American tech giants have on China’s …

Starbucks WeChat Logo

Starbucks WeChat Gifting Feature

China Channel Case Studies

A new button for Starbucks magically appeared for China WeChat users yesterday. The new feature allows users to buy a coffee and send it as a gift on WeChat to their friend or loved one. It’s a bit like WeChat lucky money, except its WeChat lucky coffee 🙂 Read on to find out how the feature works and the details on why Starbucks and …

1.2 Million Sold on WeChat in Just 12 minutes!

China Channel Case Studies

How do you sell 1.2 Million RMB’s worth of merchandise in 12 minutes on WeChat? That’s the question we’re going to answer today with a detailed case study of a super successful online sales promotion that happened just 3 days ago on WeChat. Read on to find out: What was the promotion? Which WeChat sales techniques did they use? Can I use any of …

Amazon Go China WeChat

Amazon Go For China? WeChat Store Of The Future

China Channel Case Studies

Is this China’s version of Amazon Go? Completely staff-less stores empowered totally through WeChat. BingoBox is a Chinese startup from Zhongshan city in Guangdong that runs a line of completely automated mobile convenience stores. Check out their promotional video below: Video length: 1:54 mins How does it really work? Our friend Jackie Fong from Shanghai agency JING Digital visited one of the stores …

WeChat Gold

Forget Red Packets, WeChat GOLD Packets are coming!

China Channel Features, Hot News

It’s that time of year again. When all the crazy numbers come out about WeChat lucky money red packets. Last year 8.08 billion digital WeChat red envelopes were sent out (see our previous article) Chinese New Year’s Eve. This year it’s 14.2 BILLION! On 1 day! Above: some context to those numbers WeChat’s last reported monthly active user numbers are 846 …

WeChat Podcast

Wechat Podcast Mini Programs

China Channel Audio

WeChat Podcast recording: I recently had the honor of appearing on the very excellent Analyse Asia podcast hosted by Bernard Leong in Singapore. WeChat Podcast Show Notes Matthew Brennan, Co-founder of China Channel (@MattyBGooner, Linkedin, Wechat:Yowdy-CQ) [0:39] How did you start you career? [1:28] What brought you to China and eventually set up China Channel there? [2:32] Role and coverage of …

Top 100 Mini Programs

List of 100 WeChat Mini Programs

China Channel mini apps

Below is a list of 100 different mini programs broken down into 10 categories. After this list of WeChat mini programs we’ll also provide you with info on how to access one of the unofficial mini program stores to find even more mini programs.   Travel Food & Beverage / Restaurant   Finance Tools   Productivity   Education   Life …