TMO’s Southeast Asia eCommerce Outlook Has Arrived!

Thomas Price

Hot on the heels of our in-depth eCommerce Guide series, this week sees the launch of the consolidated Southeast Asia eCommerce Outlook. Now, this doesn’t go into as great detail or touch on many of the specifics explored in each country’s full Guide. But it does offer an easy point of comparison between the five …

Tmall’s Biggest Cosmetics Hits on Singles Day 2019

Thomas Price

As the CoViD-19 pandemic crisis comes under control in mainland China, things are going back to normal across most industries. Consumers too are emerging and resuming their usual behaviors. But after months of distorted sales figures and unusual spending patterns, what will this new normal look like? To remind ourselves of what normal looked like …

Chinese Online Marketplace Fees – A Look Into Setup Costs

TMO Group

Looking to start on one of China’s largest online marketplaces with your cross-border eCommerce business? Then you probably are willing to spend and invest some capital in your new venture. TMO Group has experience with helping external parties get started. Want to know more about online marketplace fees? Then keep on reading! **This article has …

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 …

China eCommerce Positive List: “Import Cosmetics for the first time” & More

TMO Group

The “Positive List” issued by the Chinese government regulates the products one can import to China via the cross-border eCommerce model. On the surface, this list seems simple to understand. However, many still have questions regarding the “Positive List”. For example: What does this text in the “Remarks” column refer to? Why do I have to …

The Customer Journey to Online Purchase

TMO Group

We all like interactive web pages. They’re fun to use, and they are effective examples of content marketing. So, we are always impressed when we find really cool ones. This particular interactive web page is part of the Tools section of Think with Google, and it’s called The Customer Journey to Online Purchase. The tool …

Cosmetics Industry Digital Transformation and Its Many Opportunities

Thomas Price

It’s a surging trend in the cosmetics industry: digital transformation. Even before the Coronavirus took hold, cosmetics companies were leaning into digitalization. But now around the world, we’ve seen the virus affect all walks of life. During this time, the advantages that digital transformation offers the cosmetics industry are more apparent than ever. In this …

eCommerce Live-streaming in China: Live in the Time of Corona

Thomas Price

Live-streaming in China has been a powerful force in eCommerce in certain sectors for years. This is certainly nothing new. But usually when we talk about how live-streaming supports eCommerce, we think of KOLs promoting cosmetics or fashion products. Less frequently do we see other product categories embrace this tool. However, the global pandemic has …

2020 Hot eCommerce Events and Conferences in East Asia

TMO Group

What are the hottest eCommerce events in East Asia this year? We’ve got the answers. Of course, events and trade shows have been among the industries hardest hit by the Coronavirus. Events across East Asia are seeing cancellations, delays, and moves online. Even China, which is emerging from the worst of the virus season, is …

How Commerce Online and Off Have Reacted to the Coronavirus

Thomas Price

The Coronavirus has had a massive impact on many aspects of our lives. Around the world, daily lives have changed as the virus hit each of our countries. Some impacts have been obvious, such as businesses closing or people working from home. But to the casual observer, the impact on commerce has been too chaotic …