Category Archives: ecommerce

Need mobile-first startups? Go to China – William Bao Bean

With 700 million mobile internet users China is a fertile ground for mobile-first startups, says William Bao Bean, managing director of the ChinaAccelerator in the Korean Herald. And “In China, there is always a way,” Bean said.

Mobile innovation, coming from China – William Bao Bean

Are you still looking for ways to monetize quality content? Watch China, says managing director William Bao Bean of the ChinaAccelerator in Analyse Asia. Mobile applications in China are on average 2 to 3 years ahead of the US, he tells. Mobile commerce 3.0 is highly social, very competitive and does away with the classic ways of making money through advertising. China can focus on mobile innovation, because it has a home-base of 700 million mobile users.

Funding, moving from Silicon Valley to China – William Bao Bean

Innovation, and its related funding, did get a solid footprint in China over the past few years, making even startups in Silicon Valley jealous. And we can expect more, tells William Bao Bean, managing director of China´s largest incubator ChinaAccelerator, in the New York Times.

E-commerce as the great leveler – Tom Doctoroff

Sales of big Western brands like Unilever, Nestle, P&G and Beiersdorf have dropped in China. Not a declining market is to be blamed – since people do not stop washing their hair – but e-commerce. Branding guru Tom Doctoroff looks for the Huffington Post at “the great leveler”.

The march of WeChat, mobile and e-commerce – Sam Flemming

Sam Flemming, CEO of Kantar Media CIC, is taking the pulse of the latest changes in his ten years in the industry. WeChat, mobile and e-commerce continued to explode in 2015, he writes for Ad Age. From six observations, his take on WeChat.

The fast growth of online cross-border shopping – Ben Cavender

The already booming e-commerce in China is getting fast an international leg as internet users discover the advantages of buying goods online abroad, says retail analyst Ben Cavender in the China Daily. And the large e-commerce players quickly grab market share.

Shaun Rein to visit USA in July

Shaun Rein, one of the leading voices on China´s economic change, will be in the United States, most of July. That means he will be available for lower costs for audiences in the US. He is the author of The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia and quoted regularly by mainstream media.

Are you ready for Chinese tourists? – Roy Graff

Chinese are changing the tourist industry in the west profoundly, says Roy Graff of ChinaContact in IBT. Getting your online presence is one key element: ““The issue is that if you have a global Twitter or Facebook marketing plan, you need a separate plan for their Chinese equivalents.”

How Haier reinvented itself four times – Bill Fischer

Haier is not only for years the largest white-good manufacturer, not only in China, but worldwide. IMD professor Bill Fischer explains how the first Chinese company to go global did so by unconditional focussing on their customers, in Strategy Business. How Haier reinvented itself four times in 30 years.

Online presence key for luxury products – Rupert Hoogewerf

China´s counts 2.9 million buyers of luxury products, and most of them make already their purchasing decision before they leave home, says China Rich-List founder Rupert Hoogewerf, according to WARC. Online presence is key for luxury products.