Photo Gallery 011: An Ordinary Day Of A Chinese Convenience Store
摘要： The once tiny convenience stores, however, have become one of the key battlefields of Chinese O2O platforms. In TMTpost Photo Gallery 011, we’d like to record the hustle and bustle of Kanghuiyuan Convenience Store in a single day: January 15th, 2016 to give you a better idea of what is happening in Chinese convenience stores right now.
[TMTpost’s new column Photo Gallery aims to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry: whether young ambitious entrepreneurs who have just found their place in the world of business, star investors who walk through different venues, programmers who spend hours of time writing codes in front of the computer screen, or Internet operators, geeks, even delivery guys…It is their collective efforts and devotion that constitute the Internet world we live in right now, so their moments are worth recording, and remembering. Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore we present the images we see, and let you have your own understanding of these individuals.]
O2O, undoubtedly, was one of the hottest words in 2015. From restaurant-booking to takeaway food, from housework appointment to online education… O2O seems to be penetrating into every sector of business. However, O2O was not only influencing the entire Chinese Internet industry, but also tiny convenience stores at the end of the street.
Kanghui Convenience Store of Chaoyang District was one of them. Similar to other convenience stores in Beijing, Kanghuiyuan, first opened in 2009, was also located in a residential community. Local residents could not only pay their electricity and water bills, pick up and send parcels at the convenience store, but also make housework appointment. These stores are no longer ones we used to see oftentimes. In TMTpost Photo Gallery 011, we’d like to record the hustle and bustle of Kanghuiyuan Convenience Store in a single day: January 15th, 2016 to give you a better idea of what is happening in Chinese convenience stores right now.
TMTpost Photo Gallery
Special column of TMTpost
Aiming to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry
Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth
Photos are free, but also full of traps
This is an Internet age, and we want you to discover stories with us online
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.