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Before Tmall Global, accessing China’s eCommerce market was extremely costly. Perhaps the most expensive market in the world to tap into.
You had to register a local company, open a bank account, and ship products to a local warehouse.
For Startups and Small businesses, this was not even on the table.
But Tmall Global changed everything.
Once Tmall Global opened up in 2014, American and European eCommerce companies could start selling directly to Chinese consumers, on one of China’s largest and most visited online marketplaces.
All this while getting paid in US dollars or Euros, directly to a local bank account.
In this guide, you will learn everything you must know about the difference between Tmall and Tmall Global, Alipay payments, order fulfillment, and both fixed and flexible costs.
What is Tmall.com?
Tmall.com is an eCommerce platform owned by Alibaba Group in Hangzhou. It started as Taobao Mall and a premium alternative to Taobao.com.
For the record, Taobao.com is also owned by Alibaba.com, and by far the largest eCommerce platform in the country. Continue reading How to Start Selling on Tmall Global: The Ultimate Guide