Category: Ecommerce

Austin and the Midnight Pitch: Building Export Business with China

The city of Austin, Texas has developed a partnership with Chinese internet giant Alibaba to boost exports of US-produced goods to Chinese consumers.

/ September 11, 2018

Belt and Road: The Final Frontier

Chinese companies are expanding into space: China has bolstered its BeiDou satellite network to assist the growth of the Belt and Road Initiative.

/ August 10, 2018

Powering the Digital Revolution in China

China is home to 730 million Internet users, and its mobile payments market is over 11 times the size of the market in the US. As e-commerce and digital transactions expand exponentially, data centers, the warehouses of the digital revolution,...

China’s Digital Economy: The Shape of Things to Come

Recently, the city of Wuhan announced that they will be opening a police station run solely by artificial intelligence (AI) – no employees need apply. Although the station would be limited to vehicle and driver related administrative work, the government...

/ January 16, 2018

Officials Reverse Course on Cross-border Ecommerce

Providing a small amount of stability in a year of significant changes for cross-border ecommerce, the Chinese government recently halted a move to increase regulation — and costs — of foreign goods purchased online by consumers in China. Observers believe...

/ August 9, 2017

Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

China’s taste for wine is growing rapidly. A number of opportunities are presented for both online and offline wine importers. The supply and demand side trends, as well as key considerations for the differing distribution channels and challenges in the...

/ June 21, 2017

At Your Fingertips: Approaching China’s Mobile App Store Market

‘Appification’, or the process whereby web pages are translated into mobile operating systems for ease of access and use on smartphones, has gained momentum in China. As a result , mobile apps have become the main user interface, and have...

/ April 17, 2017

Closing Shop on China’s e-Commerce Platforms

It is old news that the Chinese market is highly competitive and unlike any other in the world. Products that sell in London are not guaranteed to sell in China. The rainbow-lensed promises of e-commerce seem to be an easy...

/ April 10, 2017

Ghosts in the Machine

Artificial Intelligence, Risks, and Regulation in the Financial Market

/ January 23, 2017

How Effective Chief Digital Officers Navigate Digital Transformations

By Heidrick & Struggles As mobile technology, constant connectivity, and data analytics become increasingly embedded in the fabric of daily life, few businesses have been left untouched. Digital disruption—the changes that result from applying new technology to goods or services—is not...

/ December 7, 2016