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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

How To Use WeChat Mini Programs

China Channel mini apps

At midnight last night WeChat finally launched its eagerly awaited mini programs! The launch was timed to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone. It’s a big move that WeChat has been planning for just over a year. Read on find out: What are mini programs? And how do I use them? Left: Mobike’s mini program   Right: Mobike’s app What are …

Learn Chinese WeChat

WeChat Chinese Learning Platform

China Channel Case Studies

Today we decided to feature a WeChat Chinese Mandarin Class platform. In the same way that Uber matches you with a driver, this service (yoil Mandarin) matches you with a Chinese teacher. But it works entirely through WeChat. Read on to find out how it works and how to try a free WeChat Chinese class yourself. In the 2nd part of this article we’ll …

Try WeChat Mini Programs Now!

China Channel mini apps

Want to get a first taste of what the hotly anticipated WeChat Mini Programs will be like to use? Today WeChat released an open mini programs demo that anyone can use, below are screenshots of how it all works plus a QR code for you try it out yourself. They really are impossible to share to moments! WeChat Mini Program Features …

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WeChat Data Report Dec 2016, Stats From WeChat

China Channel Infographics

New WeChat Data: Yesterday the WeChat team released a rare stats presentation filled with some amazing insights into what is happening on WeChat. Unlike other reports and data released this is the real deal. This information is not based on indirect data, estimations or online surveys. It’s direct data from WeChat’s servers. WeChat Data Highlights: 768 Million Daily Active Users …