China Ecommerce Solutions
- Why should I have an eCommerce store in China?
- What are the benefits of having an eCommerce store in China?
- Is it hard to set up an eCommerce store in China?
- Can I set up a Chinese eCommerce store on my own?
- So, I don’t speak Chinese, so how can I use an e-commerce store in China?
- Do I need to hire Chinese Staff for my online store in China?
- What products can I sell on my eCommerce store in China?
- Over to you…
Many foreign companies are now starting to look at China as a new opportunity to sell their products. It has come around to the massive increase in middle-class shoppers in China, with over 70% of the population looking for high-quality foreign goods.
Many foreign companies often fear the massive challenge of trying to enter China. However, the easiest way can be through their laptop and involve not investing heavy amounts of money or time flying to China.
An online store in China is fast becoming the solution that most companies use to start sales into China.
If you think about it, it makes sense, especially in these times of travel restrictions.
Why should I have an eCommerce store in China?
If you want to tap into a middle-class population of almost 750 million tech-savvy people and want to buy foreign products. Then it would be best if you considered having an online store.
An online store will enable you to quickly access sell into the 160 cities in China with over 1 million people. There are only 15 cities in the European Union that have a population of over 1 million.
China has fully embraced the use of technology, and as its wealth has only come in the last 30 years, it does not have a history of department stores, luxury designer goods or foreign foods.
What are the benefits of having an eCommerce store in China?
- Cost – It is very affordable to set up an online store in China. Setting up and maintaining an online store in China is from $10,000 to $15,000 per year.
- Time – You can have all your products listed and promoted in China within a very short amount of days.
- Mobile – Almost every person in China has a mobile device. It means that the entire population is connected to the internet.
- Culture – It is usual for people to shop online and purchase their goods through eCommerce stores.
Is it hard to set up an eCommerce store in China?
It can be a challenge if you don’t have the right expertise beside you. For the last ten years, TCI China has been assisting many foreign companies in developing and growing their sales in China.
The important thing is to plan and decide what eCommerce platforms to register and open an online store.
I recommend that TMall and JD.com e-commerce platforms are the first platforms to consider. They account for over 75% of all eCommerce sales in China.
Can I set up a Chinese eCommerce store on my own?
It is not impossible, but it won’t be easy.
It would be best if you started with being able to meet the following requirements:
- Online eCommerce platforms require foreign companies to have a certified and bonded Chinese company to support their TMall application. Contact Goodada for this service.
- Companies like TMall only accept foreign companies that have registered trademarks. International trademarks are acknowledged.
Many firms end up using TCI Chinas Ecommerce Consulting services
So, I don’t speak Chinese. How can I use an e-commerce store in China?
Many firms hire my company TCI China to translate their English Product files into Chinese. They then can upload these files onto their Chinese eCommerce platforms.
For the shop front of your online store, many platforms have a multi-language version that will automatically translate critical details into the local language.
Do I need to hire Chinese Staff for my online store in China?
No, you do not.
Many clients use TCI China’s Outsourced Support Services to support their eCommerce sales.
TCI China offers outsourced Customer Support Call Centres (in China) and a China address required for customer returns.
What products can I sell on my eCommerce store in China?
If your product is made outside of China, there may be a market in China for your goods.
Please read this article to find out more, which I wrote for another website China Sales Strategy & Tips to Sell into China.
Over to you…
If you are looking to explore an opportunity about setting up an online eCommerce store in China, please contact me. All our discussions will be in strict confidence.
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