Chinese Brands and Consumer Trust Issues

Feb 14

Chinese Brands and Consumer Trust Issues

It is no secret that Chinese consumers quite often distrust local brands. Recent food scandals involving local firms have brought the reputation of some of them to all times low, some even thought beyond repair. The number of surveys indicate that Chinese are increasingly looking toward foreign brands for everything from food and cosmetics to airlines and hotels....

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How to Succeed in B2B Sales in China

Jan 31

How to Succeed in B2B Sales in China

Selling to Chinese businesses can be a daunting task, especially for a Western company which is not experienced enough in operating locally and expecting Chinese following the decision making process that is common in North America or Europe. One of the principal differences is the fact that most Chinese businesses are not run in the same structured manner as in the...

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Infographic: China Ecommerce Landscape

Jan 17

Infographic: China Ecommerce Landscape

Our latest infographic on China ecommerce landscape presents key facts on the current state and growth potential of this fastest growing sector of Chinese economy. China’s share of global ecommerce retail sales has already reached a whopping 40% at the end of 2015 and is on the way to reach $1 in 2017. Alibaba still dominates Chinese ecommerce with Taobao for...

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Looking Ahead: Top China Mobile Marketing Predictions for 2018

Jan 10

Looking Ahead: Top China Mobile Marketing Predictions for 2018

2018 could be the year when mobile element becomes the dominant aspect of marketing in China and beyond. Here are our top mobile marketing predictions as the industry is likely to evolve in 2018 going forward. WeChat, Chinese mobile “super app” by Asia most valuable company Tencent, is perfectly positioned to consolidate and strengthen its dominance over China’s...

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Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Dec 06

Chinese Payment Systems Overview: AliPay vs. WeChat Pay vs. Union Pay

Understanding the ecosystem of Chinese payment systems is a prerequisite to setting up a successful sales strategy in this market. It is also one of the many aspects of Chinese market that is considerably different from what we are familiar with in other markets. Relying on traditional payment systems such as credit cards or PayPal is simply not going to work in...

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Infographic: 11.11.2017 – China Shopping Festival in Numbers

Nov 22

Infographic: 11.11.2017 – China Shopping Festival in Numbers

This year singles day was another record setting China shopping festival. With every ecommerce operator beating last year’s sales, Alibaba was still in the lead. In the last few years, Chinese Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (光棍节) has become the biggest China shopping festival. This is the day when young people celebrate the fact of being single. The date,...

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