Chinese shoppers outside a shopping mall with a Gucci outlet. The advent of online shopping platforms has killed off the popular practice of contract buying. It’s now possible to buy anything, anywhere in China. Photo: Reuters

The world’s most voracious shoppers are now travelling for the feel and the thrill

The survey illustrates the impact on China’s consumption behaviour due to e-commerce and industries built around mobile internet. As retailing apps have proliferated, it’s now possible to buy almost anything, anywhere in China at the swipe of a thumb without having to set foot abroad.

Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Chinese shoppers outside a shopping mall with a Gucci outlet. The advent of online shopping platforms has killed off the popular practice of contract buying. It’s now possible to buy anything, anywhere in China. Photo: Reuters
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