According to a report released by Taobao (
Taobao confirmed their report divided 2,300 domestic cities into six levels with
Online shopping in third-tier cities and lower remain confined to clothing, cosmetics and digital products, whereas first and second-tier cities tend to have more confidence in online shopping. First and second-tier demands tend to be more diversified and personalized, broaching into daily life related areas such as local services.
(By Stefanie Tan and Sev Pischl)