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 3 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 …

WeChat Store Setup: The Basics to Building a WeChat Store

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A unique feature of Chinese eCommerce is its connection with social media. Therefore, opening a WeChat Store could enable business to successfully sell to Chinese consumers. For that reason, this fourth article in our series “2018 China eCommerce Insights” will guide you through the basics of WeChat store setup. If you have missed any of …

An Alternative to Tmall: How to Sell on JD.com

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When you are thinking about eCommerce in China, most likely the first name that will come to mind is Alibaba, founded by its iconic entrepreneur Jack Ma. However, another retail giant is at least as worthy mentioning. Jingdong’s JD.com is making steady progress in challenging the hegemony of Alibaba since it went public on the Nasdaq in 2014. …

Utilizing WeChat to Lift Your Business in 2018

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On Wednesday April 11, 2018, we presented our insights into WeChat eCommerce in cooperation with Westwin during our event “Utilizing WeChat to Lift Your Business in 2018”. In 2018 more and more retailers are riding the WeChat eCommerce wave. But how much do you really know about WeChat eCommerce? During this event we shared our extensive …