Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce: Legal Expert Interview

Thomas Price

Although 2020 has obviously been difficult for much of the world, Chinese cross-border eCommerce is one of the areas that has managed to perform well. Cross-border eCommerce (CBEC) in the country has experienced growth, even as most industries in China and the world shrunk in response to the global crisis. According to customs data from …

China’s Biggest Health Supplements Winners on 6.18 2020

Thomas Price

At the beginning of 2020, CoViD-19 shook the world from its usual rhythms and forced distance on people due to remote work, lockdowns, and quarantine. Social activities ground to a halt during Chinese New Year and the following month. This in turn gave people time to slow down and reflect on their consumption and lifestyles. …

China’s Best-Selling Makeup Products and Brands on 6.18 2020

Thomas Price

After several years of development, China’s June 18th (or “618”) mid-year sales period has evolved into the second biggest “holiday” for Chinese online retailers. 2020 was particularly special, as it is the first major eCommerce sales event after the coronavirus outbreak. Presales began as early as May 25th, and Tmall’s year-on-year sales growth rate increased …

Cross-Border eCommerce: Selling Cosmetics to China

Thomas Price

China became the world’s second largest market for cosmetics back in 2013. However, some major brands have still chosen to stay out of the China market for a number of reasons. These reasons include the complicated license approval process, high costs associated with the general trade model, and a requirement on domestic brands that they …

Skincare and Makeup in China: 2020 Consumer Trends

Thomas Price

In recent years, the cosmetics industry, and skincare and makeup especially, have undergone substantial development in China. In 2019, the growth rate of the beauty industry ranked second of all retail industries. For brands that plan to set up on local eCommerce platforms or hope to enter China through cross-border eCommerce, research into consumer trends …

4 Ways to Develop a B2B Website for Lead Generation

TMO Group

As the name suggests B2B websites are used for the transactions between businesses to business. But unlike business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-government (B2G), B2B companies have to create a professional persona that is both attention-grabbing and sales-ready if they hope to successfully pitch and sell their products to other businesses.Generating leads and improving the quality of …

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 …

The Customer Journey to Online Purchase

TMO Group

We all like interactive web pages. They’re fun to use, and they are effective examples of content marketing. So, we are always impressed when we find really cool ones. This particular interactive web page is part of the Tools section of Think with Google, and it’s called The Customer Journey to Online Purchase. The tool …

Cosmetics Industry Digital Transformation and Its Many Opportunities

Thomas Price

It’s a surging trend in the cosmetics industry: digital transformation. Even before the Coronavirus took hold, cosmetics companies were leaning into digitalization. But now around the world, we’ve seen the virus affect all walks of life. During this time, the advantages that digital transformation offers the cosmetics industry are more apparent than ever. In this …

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 …