Top 5 Chinese Cross-Border eCommerce Platforms 2021

Thomas Price

Since China’s new eCommerce Law went into effect in 2019, all the major cross-border eCommerce platforms have finished their transition to full compliance, and the China market is open, more than ever, to foreign brands wanting to sell cross-border. The market now adheres to a strong set of standards, and is more organized and structured …

Drive your Business in China: How to Sell on Tmall Global

TMO Group

Have you always wanted to expand your business in China? This article will explore the opportunities for your organization to drive your sales in China through Tmall Global. Tmall vs Tmall Global Although the Chinese cross-border eCommerce market is quite fragmented, it is nearly impossible not to mention Alibaba or JingDong. In China’s eCommerce market, …

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 …

Direct Selling in China: Multi-Level Marketing, But Not As You Know It

Thomas Price

This article was published in in relation to our China Health & Food Supplements Industry Report, available for free right now. After an initial boom in the ’90s came to a screeching halt as scandals rocked the upstart industry and the government stepped in to protect the population from unfair practices, direct selling returned to …

How to Set Up a Store on Lazada

Thomas Price

Lazada is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest B2C eCommerce marketplaces. It dominates several of the largest markets in the region, and posts strong numbers in most of the rest – and happily, setup is absolutely free of charge. Therefore, Lazada has become impossible to ignore for brands looking to take advantage of the eCommerce boom …

What is Database Integration? How to Use it in eCommerce?

TMO Group

When you decide it’s time to go beyond a static informational type of web site to something a little more “interactive” for your customers, then database integration can be the solution. Database integration, or data integration, refers to combining databases with your website so that web visitors can add, remove and update information in your …

China’s Cross-Border Cosmetics Market: New CSAR Law

Thomas Price

Ratified at the start of this year, China’s new law governing cosmetics products, including cross-border cosmetics, will come into effect at the beginning of 2021. The Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) will replace the current Cosmetic Hygiene Supervision law. In this article we take a look at some of the features of the new law, and …

RCEP Asia-Pacific Trade Deal a Boost to Cross-Border eCommerce

Thomas Price

After more than six years of negotiations, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed between the ten members of ASEAN and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. This partnership forms the world’s largest trade agreement. The RCEP acts to unite and reinforce several existing Asia-Pacific trade deals and close gaps where none …

Southeast Asia eCommerce: 2020 Update

Thomas Price

2020 has been a wild ride for eCommerce, and Southeast Asia is no exception. CoViD has affected every part of daily life, and many industries continue to suffer. eCommerce has had highs and lows. The closure of many brick & mortar stores drove large numbers of people to online alternatives. But in some places, CoViD …

Choosing the Right Platform for eCommerce Live-streaming

Thomas Price

eCommerce live-streaming is an increasingly exciting sales channel. We touched on that topic in our recent blog about cosmetics live-streaming. But this channel is becoming important to more than just the cosmetics market. Other product categories like fashion and health supplements are finding success with live-streaming also. But not all platforms are made equal, and …