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Ever seen people clear entire shelves of baby formula at your local pharmacy or supermarket? Those shoppers may be Daigou — the Chinese practice of buying on behalf of someone else.
It's a relatively simple business. Then it's just a matter of shopping, packing and sending the product including receipts to the Chinese buyer. The Sydney mother of two has been a Daigou for 10 years. She's also now an "influencer" — regularly livestreaming to tens of thousands of mums about Australian products.
Her latest interest is Australian groceries and health products.
We sell a lot to China right now [but] some food depends on the government [regulations]. She has regularly run into problems getting baby formula for her son — watching others buy in bulk.
A recent trip to her local pharmacy left her particularly furious.
It's a situation Dr Mathew McDougall wants to remedy. He's a Mandarin-speaking entrepreneur and president of the Australia-China Daigou Association — a group he hopes will regulate the practice of Daigou to stop the shelf-clearing.
He also sells to Daigou via an online warehouse. Shoppers can buy, pack and send from the store with child-minding and a cafe. Australian small and medium businesses pay to stock their wares and there's a seminar room for new products which beams presentations live into China.
Meeting demand at home and abroad Photo: Blackmores products are a favourite of Daigou. Emily Stewart Businesses like Blackmores have recognised this new opportunity for sales.
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