中国风扇在欧洲热卖 Sales of fans by Alibaba boom as Europe swelters
There's been a boom(激增 jīzēng) in orders(订单 dìngdān) from Europe for fans(风扇 fēngshàn) made in China, as the continent sizzles through a long heatwave, according to the e-commerce giant Alibaba.
A foreign visitor uses a mini-fan in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. [File Photo: IC]
Figures from AliExpress, Alibaba's cross-border online shopping(购物 gòuwù) platform, show that sales(销售 xiāoshòu) of fans doubled from April to May, and then more than doubled again in June.
On the first day of July, sales of fans in France by AliExpress were up 1, 000 percent over last year.
Comments from overseas buyers of fans purchased on AliExpress, Alibaba's cross-border online shopping platform. [Photo: Provided to China Plus by Alibaba]
Fans were the most searched for item(物品 wùpǐn) on AliExpress in June, the month which beat 2016 for the hottest June since records began in 1880, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Mini-fans, portable fans, and solar-powered fans are popular with buyers in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, according to online searches recorded by Alibaba.
An influx of positive reviews from customers shows they're grateful(感激 gǎnjī) for the relief(缓解 huǎnjiě) from the heat.
夏日必备物品 Summer must-haves:
[fēngshàn] 风扇 fan
[kòngtiáo] 空调 air conditioning
[mòjìng] 墨镜 sunglasses
[cǎomào] 草帽 straw Hat
[yǒngzhuāng] 泳装 swimsuit
[shuǐhú] 水壶 water bottle
[fángshài] 防晒 sunscreen
[qū wén jì] 驱蚊剂 insect repellent
[liángxí] 凉席 summer sleeping mat
[yǔsǎn] 雨伞 umbrella
[yǔyī] 雨衣 raincoat