Top 5 Bonded Warehouses in China: An Overview

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China is quickly moving from being a pure manufacturing and export nation to having a large middle-class that crave foreign products. Along with this, the government does it utmost to make it easier for overseas companies and brands to enter the market.

The rise of cross-border eCommerce prevails and bonded warehouses have made it remarkably easier to enter the Chinese market. Previously, many small and medium-sized companies couldn’t enter the Chinese market due to strict import regulations and a significantly smaller domestic market.

If you look for bonded warehouses, don’t look any further. In this article, we list the top 5 bonded warehouses available in China.

1. KLG

KLG ITM is a leading bonded warehouse in China that was founded in 2013. It’s a joint-venture between Kuijken Logistics Group (KLG) and Intermax (ITM) and they provide high-quality services to customers from all around the world.

The company provides the following solutions:

  • Warehousing
  • Freight forwarding
  • Supply chain management
  • Tailor-made solutions
  • Digital solutions
  • Quality controls

They can also help with the unloading of cargo, sample picking, QC and labeling, repacking, loading, pick & pack, order management, and more. Continue reading Top 5 Bonded Warehouses in China: An Overview

List of Shanghai Company Formation Agents: Top 5 Picks

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Do you plan to open a company in China and need to find a company formation agent?

In this article, we list some of the most popular service providers, starting with a short introduction about each company. We also list the services they offer, in which countries and regions they operate, and the office addresses.

You’ll also find an FAQ at the end of the article with frequently asked questions among readers.

1. Path To China

Founded in 1999, Path To China (PtC) is one of the oldest and most reputable company formation agents in China. The company has offices in mainland China, India, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

One of their core services is the incorporation and they have helped locals and foreigners alike with company registrations. They have helped more than 2,000 customers over the years, including everything from small start-ups to multinational firms.

They claim themselves to be 40% to 60% cheaper than other incorporation companies, so it can be worthwhile contacting PTC if you plan to incorporate it in China.

Services

  • WFOE incorporation
  • Free Trade Zone Set up
  • HK Company Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Accounting Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Working Visa Services
  • Trademark Registration
  • De-Registration
  • Others

Countries & Regions

  • India (New Delhi, Mumbai)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Hong Kong S.A.R)

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List of Hong Kong Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

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Opening a company in Hong Kong is easy and many foreigners prefer to incorporate here thanks to its low taxes and many business opportunities.

In this article, we list 8 of the best Hong Kong incorporation service providers. For each company, we provide a short presentation with information about the years in business, services offered, and where they operate.

1. Neat HK

Neat was founded in 2016 as a FinTech solution and alternative to traditional banks in Hong Kong. Since its inception, the company has got much exposure in the media as it has shaken up the local banking industry.

Neat is different in the sense that companies and individuals can open bank accounts online for free, without the need of even visiting Hong Kong.

Besides, they offer Hong Kong incorporation services with competitive rates. You and any of the directors and shareholders don’t even need to visit Hong Kong. They help you to open any of the following company structures from any location in the world: Continue reading List of Hong Kong Company Formation Agents: Top 8 Picks

Wine Distributors in China: A Complete Guide

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Foreign companies have opened their eyes to China’s wine market, which has grown at an impressive rate in the past 5 years. The most popular option when selling wine in China is to first identify and establish partnerships with local wine importers and distributors.

These companies can help you to get your products online and on the shelves quickly, with low upfront costs. That said, finding a distributor on your own can be a challenging task. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I explain about China’s wine market, how you can find wine distributors, and some of the top importers and distributors.

China’s Wine Market

China’s wine market has exploded and sales volumes grew almost 100% from 2013 to 2017. However, even if the Chinese continue to develop a strong craving for foreign wines, the market has become more stagnant recently and the competition among foreign and local brands intensifies.

In 2018, the demand for wine decreased by 9%. At the same time, imports by volume decreased by 14% and imports by value decreased as much as 20% during the first half of 2019. The number of wine importers has decreased by around 35%, so there’s an evident trend that the wine market is in a turbulent situation, at least temporarily. Continue reading Wine Distributors in China: A Complete Guide

7 Top Selling Products on Taobao.com

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Taobao is the biggest eCommerce website in China, together with Tmall, it accounts for around 80% of the market. What sets Taobao apart from other established eCommerce websites is that it’s a C2C (consumer to consumer) website and was started years before Tmall and its competitors.

People all over China buy from Taobao thanks to its competitive prices, wide assortment of products, and fulfillment capabilities. Many foreigners ask what products that are in great demand on Taobao, that’s why I’ve written this article where I list some of the most popular products on Taobao. First, let’s check what some of the differences are between Tmall and Taobao.com.

What are the differences between Taobao and Tmall?

First of all, Tmall is more premium than Taobao and mainly cater to consumers in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. In fact, its name originates from the term “Taobao Mall” and you’ll find more branded and foreign products on the website. Taobao, on the other hand, has a wide selection of less exclusive products that are produced in China.

Taobao is known for being more price sensitive than Tmall, a reason why it’s popular in the smaller cities. Worth mentioning is that not everyone can sell on Taobao as you need to have a Chinese company before you can start selling on the website. That’s not the case with Tmall as foreigners are allowed to open stores and sell on its cross-border website, Tmall Global.

1. Clothing Products

Just by visiting Taobao.com, you’ll notice that there’s an ocean of clothing products like shoes, bags, pants, sweaters, you name it. Even if the website is more price-sensitive compared to Tmall, you’ll find everything from cheap Chinese products to Gucci bags. Don’t be surprised if you find a dress priced as low as USD 5 or a scarf for USD 2. Continue reading 7 Top Selling Products on Taobao.com

6 Top Selling Products on JD.com

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JD.com is one of the biggest eCommerce platforms in China that has grown at a rate of more than 30% a year. Not surprisingly, increasingly more foreign companies see JD as one of the best options to reach the growing Chinese online consumer market.

Before you start selling in China, it’s important that you know what products are in demand on the different eCommerce websites. Previously, I wrote an article where I list some of the top-selling products on Tmall.

Today, we’ll have a look at some of the top-selling products on JD, Tmall’s main competitor. Let’s get right into it.

1. Electronics & Home Appliances

JD attracts plenty of Chinese buyers who look for electronic merchandise, gadgets, and home appliances. The company does its utmost to grab market shares in these markets and acquired 46% of the big home appliance retail chain Five Star in 2019, valued at USD 190 million.

It’s not strange why JD is so strong in this market as it’s the preferred option among many men who are young and middle-aged, with a high purchasing power. Continue reading 6 Top Selling Products on JD.com

Working with Food Distributors in China: By ADN Imports

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In this article, Anthony Johnson from ADN Imports explains what food products that are in demand in China, how you can find distributors?, the process when working with distributors, about packaging and labeling requirements, and more.

Let’s start and review what food products that are in demand in China.

What kind of food products are in demand in China?

China’s huge population means many niche markets can do well if you find the right routes, most likely through eCommerce platforms. Continue reading Working with Food Distributors in China: By ADN Imports

Finding Distributors in China: The Ultimate Guide

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Working with distributors is preferred among foreign companies who wish to enter the Chinese market with low upfront costs. Selling on eCommerce platforms like Tmall Global is expensive and the entry requirements high.

Yet, finding a Chinese distributor is not the easiest task on hand and you must do thorough research beforehand.

In this article, I explain what the benefits and disadvantages are when hiring distributors, how you can find distributors, what to consider when selecting distributors, and more.

What are the benefits of working with distributors?

Foreigners who have little experience in the Chinese market often rely on either eCommerce Partners or distributors. These companies can help you with the imports, storage, shipping, sales, and sometimes also marketing. Continue reading Finding Distributors in China: The Ultimate Guide

Hong Kong Fulfillment when Selling Cross-Border to China: by ZhenHub

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Hong Kong fulfillment is one of the most popular options when overseas companies sell products cross-border into mainland China.

Not only can fulfillment centers help you reduce shipping lead times, but they’re also often efficient and offer competitive shipping rates.

In this article, Vince Poon from ZhenHub explains how it works when shipping cross-border from Hong Kong to China. It’s an established fulfillment center with warehouses in almost a dozen countries.

Vincent, please introduce yourself and your work at ZhenHub in Hong Kong.

I’m the CEO of ZhenHub, a single dashboard terminal that helps you fulfill and ship your goods globally.

Here, you can get quotes, execute your shipments, communicate with your shipper, and manage your inventory all in a single location.

Our terminal allows easy communication and our customers to automate their fulfillment and shipping. We also provide business intelligence and analytics around costs, delivery times, and easy view of all documentation required for each shipment.

Before ZhenHub, my background was in the legal field and consulting. I saw a lot of issues within the supply chain, for example:

  • No visibility of pricing
  • No visibility over where shipments are located
  • Slow communication

After working with eCommerce companies, dropshippers, and different brands for the last 8 years, I realized these problems meant the survival or growth of a successful eCommerce business.

This all flows down to how well your business is serving its customers.

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Top 5 eCommerce Websites in Asia: A Complete Guide

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Cross-border E-Commerce is set to grow immensely in Asia in the coming decade.

At the same time as China has become the world’s biggest E-Commerce market, neighboring countries like Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines grow at impressive rates.

With increased prosperity, mobile usage, and internet penetration, Asia will continue to be the most interesting E-Commerce market in the world. And that’s for a long time to come.

But, Asia is diverse and many don’t know in which country, or on which platforms they should sell.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the most popular and interesting E-Commerce marketplaces for cross-border sellers in Asia.

1. Tmall Global (China)

China’s E-Commerce market is not only the biggest, but one of the most developed in the World.

With a population of 1.4 billion and a surging middle class, it’s become three times bigger than the US E-Commerce market.

Here, Tmall Global (天猫国际) is undoubtedly one of the most popular cross-border E-Commerce websites.

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