lundi 30 juin 2014

Ecommerce logistic and Business in China

Business and logistics in China 

Business and logistics park operator China South City plans to spend 16 billion HK dollars for the upcoming fiscal year to buy land and develop more facilities to support a partnership with e-commerce giant Tencent. Income developed services for e-commerce is expected to triple over the next three years, he said.
The company will set aside HK $ 12 billion for capital expenditures and $ 4 billion to Hong Kong for another HK $ 5 to buy land for the fiscal year 2014-2015, said CFO Stephen Fung .
The plan expenditures of China South City is in line with its goal of selling contract for the year, which is set to the range of 18 billion to HK $ 20 billion Hong Kong dollars, he said.
The company also aims to expand its recurring profit to 1.5 billion HK $ 2 billion Hong Kong dollars in the next three years, from 655.7 million dollars in Hong Kong last year, by way of e-commerce and supporting the growing market demand for storage.

Taobao the leader 


China South City signed a memorandum of cooperation with major online Tencent Tuesday. Both have agreed to cooperate in a number of areas, the platform e-commerce and network resources for the development of an integrated online platform online.
China South City will develop a Wi-Fi service intelligent digital solution covering all of its projects to disseminate promotional messages to users Weixin, the communication system of mobile text and voicemail Tencent.

 CSC-Weixin mall

It also plans to launch a CSC-Weixin mall products from the platform out of the South China City, allowing payment services and payment QR code Weixin. The agreement with Tencent comes after it has acquired a 9.9 percent in South China City in January to face a fierce competition between Tencent and Alibaba.
According to Fung, China South City had been in contact with several parties before reaching the agreement with Tencent.
"Alibaba is also very good, but we felt that we have a better chemistry with Tencent," Fung said, when asked why the company chose Tencent, rather than Alibaba.
Fung said he believed the e-commerce initiative would bring more business for the company, but added that it is difficult to quantify the expected gains today that the partnership would take time to bear fruit.
E-commerce revenue in China South City for the first time in the second half of last year, mainly due to the contribution of one of the company's projects in Zhengzhou.
189 million HK e-commerce revenue constituted 1.4 percent of total dollar sales of the company - or 29 percent of recurring revenue - making it the largest source of income outside of properties sell, and greater than the rental income, property management, logistics and warehousing.

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dimanche 29 juin 2014

Situation of South Korea textile in China

Situation of South Korea textile in China

The trade deficit with South Korea China's textile and apparel reached $ 1.43 billion during the first five months of this year mainly due to the influx of cheap products, a report showed Sunday. In the period January-May, South Korea imported goods worth $ 2.47 billion, and shipped a $ 1.04 billion over the clothing and textiles, the report of the Korea Institute of Economics industrial and Trade (KIET) said. The size of the deficit is equal to 39.8 percent of the deficit $ 3.59 billion reported for the whole of last year when the country imported Chinese products worth $ 6.32 billion. Since 2002, South Korea ecommerce has a trade deficit with its neighbor. KIET said that the chronic trade imbalance comes from cheap Chinese goods regular forays into the local market and movements by South Korean garment manufacturers set up operations in China in the past, the transfer of their production centers to the South-East.

Transformed into clothing

These developments have reduced deliveries son, textiles and semi-finished products in China. Once transformed into clothing, these products have been shipped to other countries. The changes also caused Vietnam to emerge as No. 1 export market for South Korea for textiles. Until May of this year, the South East Asian market accounted for 16.5 percent of total textile exports, exceeding 15.6 percent of China. This is the first time Vietnam has usurped its larger neighbor to become the largest export destination for South Korean textiles.

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mercredi 18 juin 2014

Alibaba IPO, the largest IPO in the world ?

The IPO of Alibaba will certainly be one of the largest ever conducted in the USA, including a Chinese firm. It must be said that the figures of the old portal became giant e-commerce is staggering: Alibaba generated $ 1.36 billion in net income in Q4 2013,
a figure that has more than doubled compared to 2012. Alibaba IPO could come this week that would allow the Chinese giant to raise over $ 15 billion. Some analysts like Carlos Kirjner at Alliance Bernstein going to evaluate Alibaba more than $ 245 billion, which would position in 9th place of the most important companies behind Wallmart with a market capitalization of $ 249 billion . Most analysts predict a value between 150 and 200 billion Nevertheless, this market introduction should satisfy the shareholders of Yahoo, which owns 24% of Alibaba. The group has established more than two decades as the undisputed leader of the Chinese e-commerce; it has put in place an efficient ecosystem to address through its different sites (Tmall, Alibaba, Taobao, etc..) to the specific needs of the Chinese market, where international competitors had failed, for example eBay. Alibaba is: A public e-commerce facilitating exchanges between companies in China and abroad Sales platforms and retail payment A search engine for online shopping Cloud Computing Services Since the creation of the site, the issues and objectives of the group have continued to grow, starting with a highly developed internationalization will. There are also today the same proportion of U.S. buyers on Chinese (29%). Buoyed by its charismatic president, Jack MA, Alibaba Group has all the attributes to dethrone the current international players in e-commerce like the Amazon

mardi 10 juin 2014

Ecommerce China: huge potential for western Brands !

Ecommerce China: huge potential for Second hand Brands ! 

An arms race between the two most powerful Internet companies in China has increased again, with one of them, Tencent, announcing an investment that grows further into the e-commerce - territory long controlled by rival, Alibaba.

Tencent said Wednesday it would pay 1.5 billion Hong Kong dollars, or $ 193 million for a stake of nearly 10 percent in China South City Holdings, which operates warehouses and stores of commercial factory and offers a variety of other logistics services to retailers. The shares of both companies are listed in Hong Kong.

Alibaba VS tencent

Until recently, Alibaba and Tencent seemed largely content to develop their own areas of expertise, without moving too aggressively on grass on the other. Alibaba has e-commerce sites like Taobao and Tmall, while Tencent operates messaging services like QQ and WeChat.
But during the past year, with Alibaba position for an initial public offering and Tencent eyeing the lucrative gains from the booming online business in China, the gloves have come off.

"Tencent is absolutely trying to get more aggressive in the e-business space, Alibaba challenging, as most of their services are now overlapping," said Olivier from

In October, Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, announced it was closing its WeChat account and move to a new messaging service called Laiwang Alibaba. He urged his followers to do the same.
Last week, Alibaba said he intends to establish a platform mobile game from which it would offer developed by outside programmers applications, revenue sharing with them. Tencent generates more than half of its revenue from games. Most are free, but it relies on the broad scope of WeChat, who says he has over 270 million active users per month to fuel demand for purchases in the game determined by the following players to stay ahead of their friends.

 Ecommerce market in China

The ecommerce market in China grew 38 percent last year to $ 13.8 billion, according to a government agency that oversees the industry. Mobile games have been the fastest growing segment, with revenue more than tripled to $ 1.8 billion.
E-commerce is a much larger company. Last year, sales in China, including online transactions between businesses, increased $ 335 billion from $ 221 billion in 2012, according to a research center of Alibaba.
On unofficial holiday for single people in November that turned into the equivalent of Cyber ​​Monday in the United States, the Chinese online retailers face a huge amount of promotions. Alibaba reported $ 5.75 billion in transactions processed through the payment system online sales day this year.

But Alibaba is not resting on its laurels. In December, the company said it was investing about $ 360 million to Haier Group, one of the largest appliance manufacturers in China. Companies said they would establish a joint venture of logistics support delivery operations of Alibaba. Alibaba has also reached an agreement last year with Sina Weibo, the operator of the first platform of microblogging in China, which aims to counter the popularity of WeChat and drive more users to the sites of e-commerce Alibaba. Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Advertising
Tencent responded with investments of its own, including the purchase of a stake in a search engine called Sogou. And the company has moved to develop its own e-commerce capabilities, which include sites like QQ and 51Buy Wanggou, adding a pay function WeChat.
Tencent said the agreement with China South City strengthen its e-commerce reach. The two companies will work together to help small and medium enterprises to develop their business retail online, they said.
"The cooperation with China South City allows us to jointly facilitate these companies online migration, using the physical locations of the South China City and logistical capabilities and platforms to use the Internet Tencent and technology capabilities, "Martin Lau, President of Tencent, said in a statement.

In addition to warehouses and other logistics facilities, China South City operates factory malls featuring brands such as Nike and Adidas. Tencent and China South City said they would "explore opportunities for cooperation services online sales for branded products."
Tencent has its headquarters in Shenzhen, China where South City also has its center

Last week the Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued a report on the turnover in online retail. It shows that last year the Chinese have spent more online than U.S. consumers.

Rapid growth of Ecommerce in China

According to the 'China E-commerce Development Report' 2013 China last year generated a total figure online business 1.85 trillion yuan ($ 217.9 billion). This is an increase of 41.2% over the previous year. And Chinese e-commerce grew three times faster than the rest of the retail and currently represents 7.8% of total retail sales in China.
With such growth China is better than the United States, which in 2013 displayed an online sales of 262.51 billion dollars (192.85 billion euros), an increase of 16.9%.

302 million e-shoppers in China

Last year China had 302 million e-customers, an increase of 24.7% compared to 2012 and it is expected that by 2015 30 million people will have a function related to electronic commerce. The report also indicates that in 2013 the total amount outstanding in e-commerce, including in particular transactions between companies has reached 10 billion yuan (1.2 billion euros).
"Driven by technology and innovative business models, e-commerce is one of the new engines of economic development in China and help Chinese enterprises to explore the international market," said Li Jinqi, e-commerce director within the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, during the presentation of the figures.

84% via Alibaba group taobao/tmall

These figures also possible to locate huge amounts realized by Alibaba. According to the latest estimates, in 2013 Alibaba achieved a turnover of $ 248 billion (€ 182 billion) in China through its online marketplaces Taobao and Tmall. This therefore équivait 84% of the total turnover of the Chinese e-commerce.

The staggering growth rates, all powerful groups, bulimic consumer ... China in 2013 became the world leader in e-commerce. A market for very closed time ...

E-commerce to a new bubble?

The information has not yet caused a stir in 2013, China has become the world's number one ... e-commerce. With a total turnover of $ 300 billion, the Chinese e-commerce is passed American and European. And this is just the beginning are Features. While in Western countries growth is slowing in the Middle Kingdom is euphoria. Between 2009 and 2012, the growth of online commerce there was an average of 70% when the United States it was only 13%.

And this is not only because the country has a huge domestic market of 1.3 billion people. The e-commerce revolution is cultural in China. Its penetration in the country is 6.3% according to the agency iClick Interactive, against 5% in the United States. This is easily explained.
It is now estimated that 475 million Chinese have a purchasing power equivalent to a Westerner (the number of Chinese consumers who can affect a third of their income on discretionary spending). However, this population, which is also very connected (there are 500 million Chinese Internet) does not have an equivalent in the United States and Europe commercial offer. Large groups global distribution remain largely American and European. This population is turning to the internet to satisfy his appetite (her bulimia?)

samedi 7 juin 2014

Marketing Industrial should be linked with ebusiness

Marketing Industrial should be linked with ebusiness

What do you think ? Industrial Marketing is changing... Online become more and more important.

Industrial marketing in China

The first step in developing a plan of industrial marketing is the same as the development of any type of marketing plan : identify the client. The producer must understand what types of businesses would benefit from the product. This creates a foundation and focus for the rest of the marketing plan.
Then , the producer must adapt their introduction to potential clients. Although the former networking, face-to -face is alive and well in the world of business -to-business , it is increasingly important to have a strong online presence . Potential customers will always research a company before negotiating the sale of its product. A detailed but not too specific about the company and its products with website content is an excellent introduction .more information 


In our previous example, the manufacturer of chocolate , they could create a beautiful website well written about the history of their company and candy they produce. They would then increase the effectiveness of the website by adding a blog regularly updated on new products , or post them on social networks to inform users about where they can buy their chocolate or their Coupe fils .

Once a potential customer is interested in the product , the producer must divert attention from the general introduction of its presence on the web for more personalized meetings and presentations. Even if the customer is not ready to sign a contract right away, get to know them with professionals, contact non - aggressive can be very useful . Communication with potential customers via email, phone conversations , and presentations in person will help strengthen the business relationship. Professionals in the chocolate manufacturer may send product samples, with custom develop a strong impression at a business meeting notes.
Once the client is ready to discuss the details of a contract, the commercialization phase is almost complete. The objective of all materials for this specific client should spend to maintain a good working relationship . Chocolate manufacturer should have a solid plan with account managers to learn how to compose e -mails and conduct telephone conversations with representatives of the candy store , and how to learn about new products. Because the store is no longer a new customer , all communications must be tailored to their specific experience with the producer

Training in industrial marketing

Industrial marketing requires a complex set of skills that draws from multiple disciplines of the company. It has elements of advertising, sales , telecommunications peak number crunching , and cut. A comprehensive marketing program provides aspiring professionals of industrial marketing with an advantage of incredible start in a burgeoning field of trade.
Marketing school offers intensive training in everything from the principles of business management, to data analysis and composition of high quality advertising software warranty . The course starts investigations on topics and terminology in the general field of marketing and intensifies the class work in studies focusing on the modern business technology and case studies of marketing plans implemented by companies real world.

Graduates coming out of a good marketing program will enter the labor market with valuable skills that can be applied to business relationships on an industrial scale . Hands on experience of working in class will give students the opportunity to identify their greatest abilities , whether sealing the deal with a new customer or predict future trends . This advanced training allows ambitious marketing professionals of tomorrow train in their areas of interest so that they can pursue rewarding careers.

mercredi 4 juin 2014

When Chinese Ecommerce surpasses America !

When Chinese Ecommerce surpasses America !

China's Ministry of Commerce issued last week numbers indicate that sales retail online outpaced the United States.

The rapid growth According to the 2013 " Report of China E - commerce development ," the Chinese bought € 217.9 billion online last year, an increase of 41.2 % over the previous year. This means that e-commerce is growing three times faster than the rest of the Chinese retail and now represents 7.8% of total sales in China details .

The growth +25%

 This growth exceeds even the growth of the U.S. and the total number . U.S. online sales in 2013 reached € 192.85 billion , an increase of 16.9 % over the previous year. 302 million of buyers China has 302 million of online shoppers last year, up 24.7 % compared to 2012 , while expectations are that some 30 million people will use e -commerce in the field by 2015. The report also indicates that 1200000000000 € was spent in Chinese e -commerce in 2013 , although it also includes agreements between undertakings .

New technology

 " Driven by new technologies and innovative business models , the industry of e - commerce has become a new engine for the economic development of China and help Chinese enterprises to explore the international market," Li Jin Qi (Director Office of e -commerce in China's Ministry of commerce ) said. 84% by Alibaba

Alibaba the giant

These numbers are used as a means to evaluate the performance of Alibaba , Alibaba said as having a turnover of € 182 billion retail market through its online Taobao and Tmall , which is 84 % of turnover of the retail total online China .

The domestic Chinese market is dominated by Alibaba through Taobao (C2C) & Tmall (B2C) with payments facilitated by Alipay

lundi 2 juin 2014

UK welcomes Chinese Business Travellers

Our event gave tourism businesses an opportunity to learn how to become more 'China-ready'. Speakers included some of the world's leading experts on Chinese outbound tourism as well as case studies from several British brands already attracting high numbers of Chinese customers.

  At the centre of the programme is a new GREAT China Welcome Charter to help Chinese visitors easily identify hotels, attractions, retailers and tour operators that are making themselves ‘China-ready’ by providing information in Mandarin or Cantonese and adapting their products for the Chinese market and culture. Use the buttons below to find out more about how to make your business China-ready, what the charter involves and how to sign up for it yourself.