Razors, beer, offal and air-con – what Aussies want for Christmas
19 December 2011 Forget fancy electronic gadgets - all Aussies want for Christmas is razors, beer, offal and air-conditioners, according to a list of most searched for items on Alibaba.com.
The world’s largest e-commerce website has revealed its most enquired about products for the 2011 third quarter by Australian users, and some unorthodox items have made the cut.
The shaving and hair removal category was popular with the most searched for items including electric shavers, razor blades and epilators.
In the meat category, users wanted red meat, poultry, sausages and even offal.
Fish, prawns and echinoderms - animals that include starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers - were in hot demand in the seafood category.
Unsurprisingly, alcoholic beverages were on the radar with wine, beer, whisky, vodka and brandy the top tipples.
But Aussies aren’t just all about looking good and eating and drinking at Christmas. Keeping cool was also a priority, with fans and air-conditioners recording some of the biggest jumps in enquiries compared to the same quarter in 2010, rising 280% and 220% respectively.
“Australia’s most sought after items in the lead-up to Christmas not only make for interesting reading, they are a great example of the huge variety of products that can be found across Alibaba.com,” Director of International Business Development and Marketing Asia Pacific Daphne Lee said.
“More than 695,000 Australians now use the site to source products from overseas. Whether they’re looking for sausages or swimmers, smart Aussie businesses are increasingly using Alibaba.com to source their products at better prices and in turn improve their profits.”
The stats also reveal the nation’s sporty side, with sportswear products including swimmers and cycling and soccer wear in demand, as well as outdoor sports items like skateboards, tents and fishing reels.
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