Online shopping [Photo via tuchong.com]

With the steady development of the Internet, online shopping has gradually become a new consumption practice which has greatly revolutionized our way of life. In an international metropolis like Beijing, online consumption has become an indispensable part of the modern lifestyle.

For those going on trips, many could use platforms such as Yitongxing and DiDi to conveniently get car-on-demand service or online car-hailing service with a scan of QR code.

To get delicious food, check out dining apps such as Eleme and Meituan to taste dishes in all major restaurants in Beijing and have them delivered to your doorstep.

For online shopping, browse online through a number of product favorites through Taobao.com, JD.com and other platforms.

Looking to travel to Beijing? Book everything you need such as hotels, high-speed rail or air tickets on Ctrip.com, Qunar.com and other platforms.

To meet the needs of various consumers, major shopping platforms in Beijing have issued batches of electronic consumption vouchers, involving catering, shopping, culture, tourism, sports and many other fields. According to statistics, Beijing issued a total of 39 million consumption vouchers and achieved sales of CNY 13.52 billion during the 2020 consumption season alone.

In addition, Beijing has held various "eye-catching" consumption activities relying on its abundant business, travel, sports and cultural resources. During the first Beijing live-streaming competition, over 300 enterprises promoted signature products in Beijing, which brought about a climax of sales via this channel. During the "Spring Festival Consumer Month", Beijing organized promotional activities for about 10,000 products through e-commerce platforms.

In Beijing, the diversity of e-commerce platforms brings consumers their favorite products without even leaving home; it also makes purchase easier, while delivering goods at lower costs, offering a new and enjoyable shopping experience.