Top Tmall Partners in China & Hong Kong: A Complete Guide

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Selling online in China is the preferred choice for many foreigners who wish to penetrate the Chinese market. It’s not strange as the market has literally exploded the past years and will continue to grow in the future.

If you plan to sell on Tmall (or Tmall Global), the easiest option is to find a Tmall Partner (TP) who can help you through the process. Not only are they experienced and have a presence in China, they can save you much time and money.

There’s a catch though. It’s not easy to find summarized information about Tmall Partners, about their founders, their management, what clients they serve and what marketplaces they’re active on. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most popular Tmall Partners in China and Hong Kong.

Introductory remark

The companies are listed in a random order.

1. Azoya Group

Azoya Group was founded by Alex Huang and Don Zhao in 2013, it’s one of the biggest Tmall Partners in China and has offices in 12 different locations worldwide.

Prior to co-founding Azoya, Alex acted as General Manager of a big IT company in China with responsibility over more than 2000 employees. Don Zhao on the other hand has a long experience of working internationally, mainly in the telecom industry. Both of them are well-known in the China e-commerce industry.

The company currently employs more than 220 professionals and has won different awards, for example:

Awarded Multichannel Supplier of the Year by Sigma Healthcare

Marketplaces

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How to Register a Trademark in China: The Ultimate Guide

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The importance of registering a trademark in China is often overlooked and sometimes ignored by foreigners.

Many are unaware about the fact that China is a first-to-file country, which simply means that the person who register the trademark first, will get all the rights to distribute and sell the products.

There are many pitfalls you need to avoid when registering a trademark, it’s also important that you know about the process when registering one.

How high are the costs? How long time does it take? I can make the list longer.

In this article, I explain the crucial information you need to know when registering a trademark in China.

Why should I register a trademark in China?

Applying for a trademark is a crucial and an important step that’s often ignored or overlooked by exporters.

China is a “first-to-file” country which means that the person who registers a trademark for a product, will also have all exclusive rights to distribute and sell the product.

You won’t, unless you register the trademark first.

The fact is that it’s practically impossible to engage in the Chinese market long term, without registering your trademark.

Trademark registration is often required by e-commerce sites and distributors

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How to Start Selling on Tmall Global: The Ultimate Guide

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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 the 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 out originally 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