How to Set Up a Store on Shopee

Thomas Price

Over the past four years, Shopee has gone from a fast-rising star in the Southeast Asian eCommerce sphere to being every bit the equal of rival marketplace Lazada. Since its launch in 2015, Shopee has experienced explosive success throughout the region, rapidly growing to best Lazada in some countries while putting up a good fight …

Is the Time Right to Sell Online in Thailand?

Thomas Price

More and more brands are looking to expand their business abroad. Especially now, at a time when brands with international reach are doing better at weathering the Coronavirus storm. We can see that brands that operate in multiple market can spread and reduce the risks from national crises. Thailand is one of the larger, more …

Philippines eCommerce: Cross-Border Overview and Insights

Thomas Price

In this article we take a look at the Philippines, its fast-growing eCommerce market, and the state of logistics in the country.  An Intro to the Philippines Though an important and prominent part of Southeast Asia, the Philippines is a country not quite like any other. A hugely diverse range of influences make up the …

Vietnamese eCommerce: Insights and Analysis

Thomas Price

An Introduction to Vietnam Vietnam is a nation of around 95 million people that borders China, Laos, and Cambodia, and is close to Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. A member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1995, Vietnam has enjoyed positive trade links and incentives with its fellow members in the …

Cross Border Payment Solutions for China eCommerce: What to Choose?

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How to get paid in China eCommerce? To pick the right eCommerce payment solution is also a very important decision to make for foreign businesses. You may already hear that instead of debit/credit cards, 3rd party online payment like Alipay and WeChat is the most widely used eCommerce payment in China. However, many are not …

China Cross Border eCommerce: Custom Clearance Step by Step

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Customs clearance has always been an important part of “Sell to China via cross border eCommerce” journey: only by passing the custom clearance can assure your imported products arrive at your customer’s door safe and sound. Every retailer expects to avoid custom clearance delays, hence to keep update with the latest requirements and policies of …

1-Year Anniversary of China’s Cross Border eCommerce Policy: What Now?

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It’s been a year of roller coaster ride since China released the policy towards cross border eCommerce on April 8th. 2016. Lots of back-and-forth policy changes, leads to lots of ups and downs to cross border eCommerce retailers. We listed all the six major changes on cross border eCommerce policy in China. Are they good …

Import Goods as Personal Belongings! New Rules to Boost China Cross Border eCommerce

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On March 17, 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued new updates about cross border eCommerce in China. After releasing tight regulations last year, the new policies look “promising” and will be a big step forward. Here are the details:   1. Imported goods as “personal belongings”. Starting from January 1 2018, retail import commodities through …

How Can My Business Benefit from eCommerce Pilot Zone?

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Cross border eCommerce pilot zones in China was built as a new instrument to nurture cross border eCommerce and support China’s international trade development. The first Pilot Zone was set in Hangzhou in March 2015. Up to now, 13 more pilot cities are added: Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian, Ningbo, Pingtan, Qingdao, Shenzhen …

Now Chinese Can Check Their Yearly Spent on Cross Border eCommerce

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Released on April 8th, 2016, China’s cross border eCommerce policy only allows a maximum of 2,000 yuan per single cross-border transaction and a maximum of 20,000 yuan per person per year. Goods that exceed these limits will be levied the full tax for general trade. Entering 2017, China has launched an official online platform for …