SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ContextLogic Inc. (d/b/a Wish) (NASDAQ: WISH), one of the world’s largest mobile ecommerce platforms, this week revealed the unusual shopping habits of its consumers in France. From the weird and wacky to the everyday essentials, French buyers have been stocking up on home decor, grooming gear, summer fashion essentials, electronics as well as goods to fill their craft cupboards.
Some of the most popular items bought on Wish in France within the last 2 months1 include:
- Refurbished iPad
- Memory foam bath mat
- Rechargeable LED headlamp
- Loose stone beads for jewelry making
- Solar outdoor lights
- Women’s wide leg trousers
- Desktop tablet holder
- Rechargeable hair clippers
- Self adhesive faux leather
Wish returned to app stores and search engines in France on March 14, 2023. Since then, consumers in France have been quick off the mark to shop the latest trends, snap up a great deal, or search out their favorite niche items.
“Wish has something for everyone, and our French consumers are no exception. What we’ve seen through their recent purchasing habits is that they not only come to us for everyday useful items such as homeware and electronic gadgets, but also like to treat themselves to top trending items including fashion and apparel,” said Alan Small, Director of Business Development, EMEA at Wish.
In recent months, Wish has made many positive improvements to the platform:
- Improved the shipping experience by introducing flat rate shipping on eligible orders and bringing the average delivery time down to 15 days in all major markets.
- Made the shopping experience more inspiring and engaging by redesigning the homepage and user interface, introducing shoppable videos and rolling out a new brand.
- Continued to work with our merchants to further improve the range of products listed on the platform by becoming an Invite Only marketplace, onboarding more European merchants and establishing a Wish Standards programme which rewards positive behaviors from merchants through better exposure within the app, preferential fees, etc.
Over the next few weeks, Wish will be dialing up its marketing activity in France in a bid to make consumers aware of all the improvements made to the shopping experience. The marketing campaign will include social media and digital ads, influencer and content marketing, as well as direct mail.
Wish introduced flat rate shipping to each of its key markets in February 2023. In France, the 3.49 € flat rate shipping fee is applied to all eligible items2 over 10 €, at no additional cost to merchants.
“We’re thrilled to be back in France and to showcase all the improvements we’ve made to the shopping experience on Wish,” concluded Mr. Small.
To learn more about Wish, download the app or visit www.wish.com.
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wish is one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms, connecting millions of value-conscious consumers in over 60 countries to thousands of merchants around the world. Wish combines technology and data science capabilities and an innovative discovery-based mobile shopping experience to create a highly-visual, entertaining, and personalized shopping experience for its users. For more information about the company or to download the Wish mobile app, visit Wish mobile app, visit www.wish.com or follow @Wish on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok or @WishShopping on Twitter and YouTube.
Carys Comerford-Green, Wish
Ralph Fong, Wish
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1 Items bought on Wish in France between 14 March 2023 - 13 May 2023.
2 Eligible products are those that are shipped from merchants in China who use our A+ logistics network. All non-eligible items will continue to incur their own, separate shipping fees.