Localisation in China: 3 Online Marketplaces You Should Know

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When it comes to Chinese online marketplaces they are numerous, large and competitive. Alibaba, JD.com and Tmall are no strangers anymore to the worldwide audience. So let’s take a look at some of the other influential players. In this article, we delve into the characteristics and recent developments for 3 other marketplaces you might be …

Revealing the Strategy Behind Chinese App Xiaohongshu

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The masses have the power, especially in China. However, the masses and quality content go hand in hand on the currently hot Chinese app Xiaohongshu (Red, literally Little Red Book). Only a few months ago, this social commerce unicorn raised 300 million USD in its Series D round of funding from investors including Alibaba Group. …

10 Most Important Takeaways from China’s New eCommerce Law

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On August 31 2018, the National People’s Congress passed the highly anticipated new China eCommerce Law. This new eCommerce law reviews penalties for China’s dynamic eCommerce market, regulates operators in key aspects and puts emphasis on consumer protection. Currently, the original text of the new eCommerce law is only available in Chinese. In this piece, …

Must-know: 10 Largest Southeast Asia Online Marketplaces

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In our last blog we mapped out the Southeast Asian eCommerce market. In this follow-up, we zoom in on one of the landmarks: online marketplaces. Looking at a glance, these names might not be as familiar to you like Alibaba or Tmall. Their numbers however are no less impressive. How do the largest Southeast Asia …

Southeast Asia’s eCommerce Market in 4 Words: Growth, Social and Mobile

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Operating a successful eCommerce business in China and ready for your next step? Well, stay close by because the Southeast Asian (SEA) Region is booming. Google and Temasek’s e-Conomy SEA Spotlight 2017 report predicts Southeast Asia’s internet economy to reach 200 billion USD by 2025. Online travel, eCommerce, and online media will primarily drive this development. …

How to be Successful in Multi-Channel eCommerce on the Chinese Market

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China’s internet- and mobile phone penetration rates are 92% and 96%. Furthermore, more than 900 million users daily open WeChat. Foreign businesses looking to do cross-border eCommerce in China will first-hand experience that economic and technological development go hand in hand. So how to incorporate WeChat into your multi-channel eCommerce strategy? As the biggest consumer …

Why Market Entry Strategy and Logistics for China eCommerce Matter

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Which market entry strategy is the right one for me to start on the Chinese eCommerce market? What is important when organising distribution and logistics for eCommerce in China? Focusing on starting your eBusiness in China, you encounter many questions. Many of TMO Group’s clients also had these challenges. In today’s article, we share some …

Using Progressive Web Apps and React to Build Your Mobile eCommerce

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The web environment is changing rapidly, where users expect constant upgrades and content needs to be accessible at any time, particularly on mobile devices. It comes without notice that building an engaging, fun, and intuitive browsing experience is now more important than ever! However, limited mobile device memory and an unstable network environment of users …

China’s Latest eCommerce Trend: Short Video Streaming & KOL’s

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2018 is the year of the rise of short videos and live streaming in China. The country is characterised by blurring lines between socialising and doing business. In essence this trend closely mirrors the change which occurred in the West. However, because of China’s digital savvy consumers it is more starkly felt comparatively. According to …

China Bonded Warehousing and Cross-border eCommerce Tax Reform

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In the past, an underdeveloped and inefficient logistics infrastructure brought great challenges to any foreign merchant wishing to sell in China. However, more recently the explosive growth of eCommerce and the government’s series of five year plans have resulted in huge advances in Chinese infrastructure. As of now, China has a modern logistic infrastructure (see …