“Black Friday” in China: What’s New in 2016?

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“Black Friday” in China has become an online shopping spree: It fills the needs from numerous cross border eCommerce shoppers in China, and help international merchants to boost their branding power and sales. This year’s “Black Friday” campaign just came to the end. Comparing to what happened in previous years, what has shifted from the stereotypes? …

[Breaking News] Cross Border eCommerce Policy Postponed to End of 2017

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The Ministry of Commerce of the Government of China (MOF) announced today that the new tax policies for cross border eCommerce will be postponed further, till the end of year 2017. The policy was referring to the new policy on cross border eCommerce introduced in April, 2016. New rules meant tighter customs treatment and higher tax …

Cross Border eCommerce Has Become “A Way of Life” [Infographic]

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According to the latest Global Online Shopping Survey released by Pitney Bowes, eCommerce, especially cross border eCommerce has become “a way of life”. Meanwhile, China remains one of the most passionate countries about eCommerce. The survey was conducted online by ORC International and surveyed approximately 13,000 adults across 13 countries regarding their perceptions, habits and preferences …

RIP: These Cross Border eCommerce in China Failed in 2016

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China eCommerce has witnessed numerous rises and falls: While many cross border eCommerce businesses have achieved great success in China, a number of businesses had to finally shut down. Different cross border eCommerce companies failed for various reasons. Below, TMO Group put together stories of three once-popular cross border eCommerce that closed for business in …

Cross Border eCommerce Items Sold to China are Facing Safety Issues

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One of the major reasons cross border eCommerce is luring Chinese customers is: consumers in China perceive overseas goods to be higher quality and more trustworthy. The reality may be different, though. Based on the recent results of random quality inspections from Wuxi Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, 75% of the selected cross border eCommerce products are marked …

Time to Bring Your Grocery Business to China via eCommerce

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Imagine your routinely grocery business supply chain has added one more stop: China. Now, more foreign grocery supplier/wholesaler are exploring cross border eCommerce as a method of selling their products into China.   Exponential growth in China The value of eCommerce sales in China is growing exponentially, especially grocery via cross border eCommerce. More precisely, …

Did You Know: Chinese ID Needed When Shopping on Cross Border eCommerce in China

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If you own a cross border eCommerce in China right now, your customer in China need one extra step when they place orders on your site. Starting earlier this year, China eCommerce shoppers are requested to validate their Chinese ID when shopping on cross border eCommerce sites. More exactly, they must use real name, 18-digit …

How Would ‘Brexit’ Affect China’s Cross Border eCommerce?

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It is official now. The UK has voted to leave the European Union. The whole process of withdrawal will probably take two years, but it’s certain that “Brexit” will even affect the cross border ecommerce industry in China. Below will explain how.   Great news for Chinese Customers You can already see the Brexit impact on …

How Much Will China Spend on Cross Border eCommerce in 2016? $85.7 Billion

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Since more Chinese consumers are pursuing a higher standard of living and is exposed to foreign products, cross border eCommerce is a rising business right now in China market. It is estimated that more than 15 percent of the Chinese population would make cross border eCommerce purchases worth US$85.76 billion in 2016. This was expected …