Category: Ecommerce

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

Strength in Numbers: Opportunities in China’s Sharing Economy

Advances in mobile technology and app development have given rise to a new business model that has profoundly affected the transportation, ecommerce, and lodging industries. The sharing economy refers to third-party online service providers that help businesses and individuals turn...

/ September 2, 2016

China’s Ecommerce: Choosing the right third party

With Ecommerce exploding across China, businesses from around the world are flocking to the fray. Access to this tremendous market is complicated by the need to choose a third-party agency that offers international companies that don’t have a physical presence...

/ May 27, 2016

Extending Your Web Business Into China

The explosive growth of Chinese online consumers provide tremendous market potential, however companies must learn to navigate the country’s spotty network inter-connectivity, dispersion of consumers across vast geographies, and daunting rules and regulations for delivering online content into China.

/ April 29, 2016

Alibaba Doubles Up on Singles Day Revenue

Singles aren’t alone in China. Singles Day, a manufactured holiday for online shopping in China akin to Cyber Monday, drew in 82 percent of shoppers who spent an average of 1,577 yuan ($247 USD) on Nov. 11. In 2009, Alibaba...

/ November 23, 2015

Major Chinese O2O Websites Merge in $20 Billion Deal

Shuang Shan Meituan.com and Dianping Holdings Ltd, two of China’s largest online local service platforms, have agreed to set up a new company—creating the largest Online to Offline (O2O) business in China. The merger, one of the largest deals ever...

/ October 9, 2015

Competing on the Edge: Chinese Conglomerates and Changes in Business Strategy

In the following excerpt from Edward Tse’s book China’s Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies Are Changing the Rules of Business, the founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company discusses current changes in the Chinese business environment:  Writing about...

/ July 21, 2015