China Bonded Warehousing and Cross-border eCommerce Tax Reform

TMO Group

It’s never been easier to sell to China from abroad. The government has made a concerted effort to open up processes and make clear pathways to facilitate this. Today, cross-border selling via eCommerce is fairly mature and multiple ways to expedite traditional processes are now available. Of these, the bonded warehouse model is particularly tempting …

Tmall’s Biggest Cosmetics Hits on Singles Day 2019

Thomas Price

As the CoViD-19 pandemic crisis comes under control in mainland China, things are going back to normal across most industries. Consumers too are emerging and resuming their usual behaviors. But after months of distorted sales figures and unusual spending patterns, what will this new normal look like? To remind ourselves of what normal looked like …

Chinese Online Marketplace Fees – A Look Into Setup Costs

TMO Group

Looking to start on one of China’s largest online marketplaces with your cross-border eCommerce business? Then you probably are willing to spend and invest some capital in your new venture. TMO Group has experience with helping external parties get started. Want to know more about online marketplace fees? Then keep on reading! **This article has …

eCommerce Live-streaming in China: Live in the Time of Corona

Thomas Price

Live-streaming in China has been a powerful force in eCommerce in certain sectors for years. This is certainly nothing new. But usually when we talk about how live-streaming supports eCommerce, we think of KOLs promoting cosmetics or fashion products. Less frequently do we see other product categories embrace this tool. However, the global pandemic has …

2020 Hot eCommerce Events and Conferences in East Asia

TMO Group

What are the hottest eCommerce events in East Asia this year? We’ve got the answers. Of course, events and trade shows have been among the industries hardest hit by the Coronavirus. Events across East Asia are seeing cancellations, delays, and moves online. Even China, which is emerging from the worst of the virus season, is …

China Market Entry 2020: Things Every Online Business Should Know

Thomas Price

China appears to have turned a corner and begun to recover from the Coronavirus outbreak. This means that its markets can get back on track at last. The road to China market entry is opening up again! Meanwhile, companies at home and abroad are now more aware than ever how important online businesses are. While …

Top 5 Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce Platforms 2020

Thomas Price

At the start of last year, on January 1st 2019, China’s new eCommerce Law went into legal effect. More than one year on, all the major cross-border eCommerce platforms have finished transitioning. Despite some concerns during the nervous anticipation for the law’s implementation, most transitions have been smooth. Now in 2020, the China market is …

How Chinese eCommerce Is Surviving the Coronavirus

Thomas Price

The Coronavirus has hit many businesses hard around the world, and continues to be a concern as the disease spreads to more and more countries. But in China, the government has managed to get the situation mostly under control. While the situation is ongoing, we are now at a calm moment where we can take …

Chinese Web-Store Design: East VS West

Thomas Price

For brands looking to launch in China in a big way, a brand web-store can be a tempting option. These brands generally want to make a splash and make their products seem more exclusive than if they just launched products on existing marketplaces. However, not only does this approach require significant marketing efforts to bring …

China Fashion eCommerce: Five Platforms Worth Knowing

Thomas Price

Fashion is a booming industry in China. Where once brands were cautious about IP infringement and copies, now they’re feeling secure in the country’s legal protections and are excited about the economic opportunities it offers. A huge consumer base is a feature of any potential China market segment. But coupled with this is an increasing …