Podcast · 37 minutes

Episode 18: Digital Commerce in Post-Crisis China

Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-In-Chief of SupChina and Co-host of the Sinica podcast, joins Brian Walker in the latest episode of ‘The State of Commerce Experience’. They discuss the latest advances in eCommerce, growing trends like digital wallets and how the pandemic has impacted digital commerce in China.

China has always been a fast-moving market when it comes to eCommerce and innovation, but the Covid-19 pandemic has given eCommerce companies even more opportunities to accelerate their growth.

To get a candid insight into the Chinese eCommerce market and how the pandemic has impacted this, Brian speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-In-Chief of SupChina and Co-host of the Sinica podcast. 

Jeremy has spent the last 20 years reporting on the Chinese eCommerce market. He founded multiple Beijing-based magazines before joining China’s leading news platform, SupChina, as its Editor-in-Chief in 2016.  Alongside SupChina "Editor at Large", Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy hosts the Sinica podcast, where they discuss the latest in Chinese current affairs with leading figures from the world of journalism, academia and business.

Episode Highlights

In today’s episode of ‘The State of Commerce Experience’, Jeremy and Brian discuss the latest eCommerce trends that are impacting both the Chinese and wider global market, including:

  • The challenges and opportunities that the mass adoption of frictionless payments through digital wallets presents.

  • What life was like in China as the pandemic started to hit and how the already booming eCommerce landscape has reacted to the lockdown.

  • How the lines between entertainment and shopping are increasingly blurring as livestreaming continues to grow in China.

eCommerce is huge in China – there are large populations in cities that are very dense; this, combined with low-cost couriers and wide availability of companies both large and small that cater to all sorts of niches, means a different level of adoption than you see elsewhere.

If you’re looking for intelligence on how one of the world’s biggest eCommerce markets continues to advance and sets the pace for the rest of the world, then you’ll definitely want to tune in to this episode with Jeremy Goldkorn.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode, as well as any recommendations for future guests, so please get in touch with us.

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Meet the speakers

Jeremy Goldkorn
Editor-In-Chief of SupChina and Co-host of the Sinica podcast

Jeremy has spent the last 20 years reporting on the Chinese eCommerce market. He founded multiple Beijing-based magazines before joining China’s leading news platform, SupChina, as its Editor-in-Chief in 2016. Alongside SupChina "Editor at Large", Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy hosts the Sinica podcast, where they discuss the latest in Chinese current affairs with leading figures from the world of journalism, academia and business.