Milk powder unsalable under the epidemic situation

overseas China novel coronavirus pneumonia reported on October, 19, Australia Broadcasting Corporation 17 reported that the consumption of Chinese consumers overseas has been greatly reduced by the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Many Australian brands have been hit, and 30% of their purchasing stores have closed down, and infant milk powder has been unsalable. The epidemic is quietly changing the way Chinese people consume. < p > < p > Christina Liu has just graduated from the Australian National University and is currently working in a restaurant. She also works as an overseas purchasing agent to help Chinese consumers buy milk powder, health care products and cosmetics in Australia. “The impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia is enormous, even devastating.” According to Christina Liu, demand for overseas purchasing agents has been falling sharply since the beginning of this year. Previously, I sold at least 300 cans of infant milk powder a month, but only 50 cans in September. “I miss those busy days very much. Purchasing agents seem to have a weakening trend, but I believe it will not disappear completely. ” According to ABC, Australia’s multi billion dollar purchasing agency industry has been completely subverted by the epidemic. Not only thousands of individual purchasers have felt the impact, but also the major purchasing companies in Australia. In Australia, one of the most popular baby formula for Chinese consumers is facing oversupply. Australian media also analyzed that during the epidemic period, the number of overseas students, especially international students, dropped sharply. Before the outbreak, it was estimated that 150000 people in Australia were engaged in purchasing on behalf of others. In addition to professional purchasing agents such as Christina Liu, there were also many people who stayed for a short time or tourists who acted as temporary purchasing agents. There are about 1000 physical stores catering to this demand, but many have closed. Honeyroo, an Australian brand and purchasing consultancy, said about 30% of its agency stores were temporarily or permanently closed. Australian media pointed out that the reason for this situation is not only the decrease in the number of tourists, but also the consumption pattern of Chinese people has changed after the epidemic. For safety reasons, Chinese consumers tend to choose products produced or stored in China, as packages may be contaminated with the new coronavirus from overseas. Another reason is that logistics is interrupted and people don’t have to wait that long to receive the goods. < / P > < p > in fact, before the outbreak of the epidemic, Chinese consumers had begun to look for more cost-effective ways to buy Australian goods. Jamie hunt, a former business director for swisssey, a well-known Australian health care brand, said online platforms had “overwhelming” influence on the agency buying model. Platform trading provides a truly competitive choice for Chinese consumers in terms of pricing and delivery time. This is a huge challenge for overseas entities. BEAUTY&SKIN CARE