哎?Costco在上海开业一周 遭会员们疯狂退卡

原标题:哎?Costco在上海开业一周 遭会员们疯狂退卡

大反转……

还记得网红超市Costco开业的盛况吗?

@globaltimesnews

US supermarket giant#Costco‘s first step into China attracts lots of residents during its first business day in#Shanghaion Aug 27. The checkout line surpassed 30m long.

8月27日,美国超市巨头开市客踏足中国市场的第一步,其开设在上海的超市,首个营业日吸引了众多市民前去购物。

Global Times记者在超市里看到,在结账处,客流排成了长龙,结账队伍超过了30米。顾客的购物车里大多以农副产品为主,而排在末端的顾客预计需要3个多小时才能轮到结账。

没想到过一个周末之后,来了一个“剧情大反转”。消费者一改此前的疯抢状态,纷纷开始排队退会员卡。

#Costco’s first Chinese mainland store has seenincreasing numbers of customers returning their membership cardsjust days after it opened, as its discounts have been eased. Some customers have begun sharing membership cards to enjoy discounts.

Via globaltimesnews

【Costco来中国大陆的首个周末 茅台消失众人排队退会员卡】#costco会员排队退卡#很明显,来中国大陆三天后,以购物体验好著称的Costco就发生了一些变化,要进入Costco购物,你需要先办一张299元的会员卡。开业前三天售价为1498元一瓶的飞天茅台没有了,原本售价32.9元的两瓶装味全冷藏牛奶,现在也调到了53.9元;水井坊的特价酒卖完了,原本卖919元的五粮液也调价至1069元了——很多抢破头的东西下架了,或者是调价了,优惠力度已经没有之前那么疯狂了。

Via weibo

网友表示:

Via微博

对于这个走向,CNN早就做出过“神预测”。

While Costco has had an online presence in China for five years through a partnership with Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba (BABA), the new brick-and-mortar store in Shanghai marks a significant investment.

虽然Costco通过与中国电子商务公司阿里巴巴的合作在中国开展了五年的在线业务,但上海的新实体店也是它的一项新的重大投资。

Costco‘s annual membership program, which accounts for the bulk of its profit, is also cheaper in China — it costs 299 yuan ($42) compared to $60 in the United States.

Costco的年度会员计划是Costco盈利的大头。年费在中国也更便宜,为299元(42美元),而美国则为60美元。

ViaCNN

尽管有这些优势,但是外来的新超市要想在中国念好经并不容易。早先已经有沃尔玛、家乐福等外来超市占据了市场。而中国的盒马鲜生、永辉等本土超市形成的上线下新零售的业态,也是Costco的有力竞争者。

But despite the early buzz around its Shanghai store, the US retailer will have to prove it can stick around for the long haul. It has to contend not only with global rivals like Walmart (WMT) and big Chinese players like Alibaba and JD.com, but also with China‘s rapid economic changes and its growing online retail industry.

尽管上海实体店开业是声势浩大,这家美国零售商是否可以长期坚持下去有待时间的检验。它不仅要与沃尔玛等全球竞争对手以及像阿里巴巴和京东这样的中国大企业竞争,还要考虑到中国经济的快速变化和不断增长的线零售业。

ViaCNN

福布斯杂志也对Costco的未来打了一个问号。

And with much smaller homes Chinese consumers may not be as open to the idea of one-gallon jars of mayonnaise and 36-packs of toilet paper.

由于家庭规模小得多,一加仑(约等于3.8升)蛋黄酱和36包卫生纸可能不会吸引中国消费者。

Taking any business model from one culture to another has been troublesome, no matter the direction. Overseas operations from Britain’s Tesco to Japan’s Takashimaya to, yes, Carrefour have all failed miserably when they’ve tried to launch U.S. operations—even as Germany’s Aldi and Lidl are having success here.

无论方向如何,将任何商业模式从一种文化转移到另一种文化都很困难。尽管德国的超市Aldi和Lidl取得了成功,但从英国的乐购到日本高岛屋的海外业务,再到家乐福,它们在进驻美国市场时都失败了。

Via Forbes

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