How to Fulfill & Ship Products with Shopee: A Complete Guide

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Shopee has become one of the biggest E-Commerce marketplaces in Southeast Asia. Nowadays, it can also be found in countries like Korea and Taiwan.

Thus, Shopee operates in Asian countries where Lazada currently doesn’t have a presence.

Increasingly more cross-border sellers wonder how they can start selling on Shopee. Often, they ask how they can fulfill and ship orders to clients in so many countries.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

  • What shipping options are available for Shopee sellers?
  • 3rd party fulfillment centers
  • Fulfilled By Shopee (FBS)
  • How can sellers offer free shipping on Shopee?
  • How can customers track orders?
  • How do sellers manage returns and failed deliveries?

What shipping options are available for Shopee sellers?

Shopee doesn’t have a mature logistics infrastructure for global cross-border sellers. At least not in comparison to Lazada and major Chinese E-Commerce platforms, like Tmall Global and JD Worldwide.

Its services are mainly to serve sellers in China, at least at the moment.

This is not strange as most of the products sold online in Southeast Asia are in the lower price range, manufactured in- and sold from sellers in China.

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How to Sell on Tokopedia: The Ultimate Guide

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Indonesia’s E-Commerce market will be one of the best performers in Asia in the coming decade.

With a low internet and mobile penetration, a quickly growing middle class and a huge population, there’s still plenty of room for expansion.

Strangely, many foreign companies haven’t even heard of its biggest E-Commerce giant – Tokopedia.

Today, I’ll tell you what Tokopedia is all about, if it’s open to foreign companies and how the future of Indonesia’s E-Commerce market looks like.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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How to Sell on Shopee: A Complete Guide for Cross-Border Sellers

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The Southeast Asian E-Commerce market has transformed completely in the past years and will continue to grow in the coming decade. Previously, Lazada used to dominate most of the E-Commerce markets, but we’ve seen more contenders popping up over the years.

One of the biggest and fastest growing marketplaces is undoubtedly Shopee. Selling here is comparably easy and there are a number of benefits that follow.

Therefore, I’ve written this article where you’ll learn the following:

  • What is Shopee?
  • Shopee market share
  • In which countries is Shopee available?
  • Why should I sell on Shopee?
  • Cash on delivery (COD) and other payment options
  • Shopee seller fees
  • Order fulfillment options

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11.11 & 12.12 – Lazada’s Yearly Sales Events: What Sellers Must Know

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Leveraging sales during campaigns can be very profitable. I think you haven’t gone unnoticed of Black Friday, while Cyber Monday might seem new to you.

I often get contacted but companies that do their utmost to sell products cross-border on Tmall Global before 11.11. Nowadays, you’ll even find retail stores in Australia and Sweden that offer discounts during 11.11.

So what is 11.11, and maybe more interestingly, 12.12? In this article, I explain more about these events and how you can increase sales massively by joining these successful sales campaigns.

First, let’s have a brief overview of what 11.11 and 12.12 really mean practically.

What is 11.11?

11.11, November 11th, is the (unofficial) Single’s Day in China and celebrated among millions of young Chinese people, who take “pride of being single”.

In the past years, Alibaba Group (the owner of Tmall and Lazada) has started to use 11.11 to launch massive sales campaigns and seen great success. It’s moved over the Chinese borders to Southeast Asian countries.

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Top Selling Products on Lazada: The Ultimate Guide

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Lazada offers millions of products to sellers all over ASEAN. Once you go to the websites, you’re blasted with promotions and flash sales opportunities.

I know, they want you to get into that shopping mode we’ve all experienced in big malls, for example.

Selling on Lazada can be lucrative if you sell the right products, offer good quality, and deliver on time.

Thus, many people wonder what the most popular products are on Lazada and how the trend will look like in the coming years.

In this article, I explain which products that are top sellers on Lazada in Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia.

1. Best selling products on Lazada Malaysia

Malaysia has really embraced E-Commerce and where Lazada is the most popular marketplace at the moment. The trend is similar as in China where mum & baby products, electronics, clothes & accessories, and groceries are in high demand.

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How to Sell on Lazada: A Complete Guide

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Lazada is the leading eCommerce platform in South East Asia and the gateway to the world’s fastest growing eCommerce market. It’s also an open platform, that enables sellers from Hong Kong, Europe, Mainland China, and the United States to tap into a large and growing market in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia with very low upfront costs.

In this article, I explain why and how you can start selling products on Lazada, via their Hong Kong logistics center or from within South East Asia.

This is covered

  • In which countries is Lazada available?
  • Why should I sell products on Lazada?
  • Why overseas Lazada sellers should register a company in Hong Kong or Singapore
  • Lazada seller fees
  • Order fulfillment options
  • Cash on delivery (COD) and other payment options

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Selling on Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) in China: The Ultimate Guide

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China’s E-Commerce market is exploding and will lead the way for Asia Pacific to become the biggest until 2025.

We see a fierce competition between Tmall and JD, at the same time as smaller websites capture more ground, thanks to other lucrative sales models.

One of the hottest websites is Xiaohongshu, which can be directly translated to “Little Red Book” in English. A number of large companies have invested millions of dollars in the website and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the coming years.

Still, there’s little information out there that explains how it works when selling on Xiaohongshu. In this article, I explain what Xiaohongshu is, how you can start selling there, how much it costs, and much more.

What is Xiaohongshu?

Xiaohongshu (小红书) started out in 2013 and is one of the fastest growing E-commerce websites in China, currently having around 100 million users.

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Selling on Yangmatou (YMatou) in China: The Definitive Guide

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China’s E-commerce market has become highly competitive as companies like Alibaba, NetEase, and Tencent, try to grasp as many market shares as possible.

Still, you have a number of smaller Chinese websites that primarily focus on cross border E-Commerce and see great success in pre-purchasing products directly from overseas. Two of these companies are Yangmatou and Vipshop.

Yangmatou is similar to Vipshop as it primarily focuses on a handful of product types, catering a small customer segment. Selling on these kind of websites can be lucrative as setup fees and running costs are generally lower compared to other platforms.

In this article, I explain about what Yangmatou is, what kind of products they sell, how you can become a merchant, and more.

What is Yangmatou?

Yangmatou (洋码头) started out in 2009 and is a comparably small cross border E-Commerce website. It’s not strange, as you’ll find a limited amount of product types listed.

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Selling on Vipshop and VIP International in China: The Ultimate Guide

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The Chinese E-Commerce market growths immensely and will lead the way for other Asian countries in the coming years.

On the contrary to countries like the US, where you can choose between Ebay and Amazon, China has a dozen of E-Commerce websites that all bring different benefits.

When I talk with foreign companies, they’ve rarely heard about Vipshop, and maybe more importantly, VIP International. The latter one has grown hundred folds since it was established in 2014 and is currently one of the biggest marketplaces for cross border E-commerce.

In this article, you’ll learn what differentiate VIP International from other marketplaces and whether you should sell on these websites or not.

Vipshop.com and VIP International explained

Vipshop started out as early as 2008. Still, many foreigners aren’t familiar with this giant marketplace.

Previously being the highest valued E-Commerce website in China, its cross border sub-platform VIP International is currently the third biggest in terms of cross border sales.

So, what makes Vipshop and VIP International different from other big players like Tmall and Jingdong (JD)?

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Can foreign companies sell on Taobao.com?

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Taobao.com is China’s largest ecommerce platform. It’s used by everyone, to buy all kinds of cheap goods, from t-shirts to cosmetics.

Taobao.com is the essential marketplace for ‘Made for China’ products. In other words, products made in China, for the domestic market.

So, why would anyone want to sell on Taobao.com, rather than Tmall Global or JD Worldwide?

Probably because Taobao is, by far, the largest platform in China, in terms of transactions and sales figures.

That said, bigger is not always better when it comes to selling in Mainland China.

What is Taobao.com?

Taobao.com is China’s largest online shopping website, launched and fully owned by Alibaba Group. Taobao.com started out as a ‘consumer to consumer’ platform, but it has matured since then.

Today, there are more than 8 million Taobao.com stores, selling everything from local handicrafts, to imported brand name products.

However, Taobao.com is mainly known for its domestically produced apparel, jewelry and accessories, sold to working and middle class Chinese.

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