Linyi leverages livestreaming to boost sales

(| Updated : 2020-07-07

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Linyi city in Shandong province has been leveraging livestreaming to promote products and facilitate sales.

Linyi is a logistics hub and a well-known wholesale market for small commodities in northern China.

"In order to boost the sales of local products, we have decided to establish a live stream e-commerce base," said Du Qingming, a local official.

Besides livestreaming celebrities, local officials have also played a part in promoting local products online.

With the help of the Linyi government, a local bank has launched a special e-commerce loan to help merchants with their livestreaming endeavors.

Linyi is presently home to over 1,100 e-commerce businesses that generate retail sales of more than 20 billion yuan ($2.86 billion) through livestreams.


Merchants in Linyi promote local products via a livestreaming platform. [Photo/]


A one-stop distribution system has been set up in Linyi. [Photo/]