The internet has changed the business world
In is happening daily all over the world
Like the printing press over 650 years go
The printing press enable commutations to towns and cities. The internet enables commutations world wide.
Many buiness are not see the changes
Is your internet present support your trading or point in which you start trading?
The race is on world-wide to control and profit from internet explanation.
Given the indepenant deveopment of the internet in China there are two countries running the internet: USA and China
The internet is merging markets world-wide.
With a little time and knowlodge you can see the opportunity
Your local market in now available internationality
You no longer need to leave your office to trade overside your local market.

Want to grow your business in Chinese market?

The Chinese market is not just trading in China and in the past.

Your local market now has access to Chinese market.

This is due to;

  • Chinese international trading over the internet,
  • Chinese delegations traveling world-wide for trade and education,
  • Chinese people on holiday exporting the world and returning to China with gifts of expletive banded products,

You on longer need to visit China to trade with China.

If you are serious about China, you need to be visible on the Internet in China!

Most overseas websites cannot be seen in China. It is a straight forward process to correct this using Access to China products and services.

We have a unique understanding of the practical and legal web issues, restrictions and requirements in China and how to help companies have optimum web visibility there. We have over 16 years’ experience serving international companies working in China.

Our company was founded to help business be seen in China on the internet and to give software companies access to the Chinese market.

This year we see the start of our own Cloud Hosting Services in China. We believe this is a first for an overseas company in China.

Our knowledge and advice is free. Our Chinese platforms is available when you want to make a start in the Chinese market.

For your consideration

In working with businesses in North America, Asia and Europe I feel the importance of the internet has been lost on many companies trading locally and world-wide trading.

The internet is often seen as something your business needs a presence on and not the main point in which to start trading. Maybe we saw it as something that was important in the 90’s but we have move on, that was yesterday idea!

This is not the case; the birth of the internet was as important as the birth of the printing press. Like the printing press, the internet is finding different uses very quickly given that the internet, like the printing press, enables faster commutation of information. If the printing press gave access to towns and cities., the internet gives us access to the world.   

There has been a world-wide change in the use of the internet which has been developing over the last 10 years.

The USA has leads the way, “if you are not online you not trading”. This is followed by China, not Europe, with number of users over 800 million and growing. The developing markets of Africa and South America will follow soon.

There has been a growing and changing use of the internet driven by the youth of the world over. 20 years ago, TV, books, newspapers were the main sources of information. Today the growing demands for information, educations and purchases is supplied by the internet.

There is now a generation which grew up with the internet and is working in business. They are changing the way in which we trade locally and international. This change is so great that your local market now has direct access to the international market.

This change is not a “Big Bang” but the changes are happening daily and are often missed by business.

Based on our company extensive knowledge we suggest the following key issues need to be considered;

  • Be seen on the internet world-wide. What services on the internet have been developed recently? Can new services help to grow your business or are they going to take control away from your business?
  • The amount of information being collected has given birth to the term “Big Data”. How can you put this information to use for our business?
  • With each passing generation the world-wide knowledge grows. The world-wide demand for education and training is growing fast along with the growing populations. Is your business seen as a source for information?
  • The world-wide control of distribution channels. The use of the internet enables people to access products and services faster. New big businesses are keen to manage and control access to products and services. Do these new businesses create new business opportunities or effect your current trading?

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(*) This is the BAT service summary as at April 2017

(**) Some of products are owned directly. They do have a shareholding.

In some cases, they have created new services e.g. Taxi booking service like Uber. This resulted in only been able to get a taxi on-line for a while in Shanghai. In turn the software companies purchased the taxi companies. Many new companies were created using venture capital raised in the Chinese markets. Now there are many on-line taxi applications and too many taxis.

Form this example there are a few points of interest;

  • The BAT companies have a great power in the China. If they move into a market, change will quickly follow
  • Do not enter into a market area in China where the BAT companies already have control of the market
  • The BAT companies have great financial resources like and Google or Microsoft. These resources can be used to purchase most businesses if and when needed.

In histrionic rest of world about 75% of on-line purchases are performed directly on supplier websites. This is changing with growth of Amazon where one company is supplying the end to end purchasing, payment and shipping service. Amazon opening up their third party shopping platform suppliers has enabled greater growth. 

This is the case in China. The BAT companies have created these store platforms from the outset which enabled Chinese business to sell to the end consumer and international business to sell the Chinese market. Somewhere between 60% to 70% of on-line business is traded through the BAT Company’s platforms.

An opportunity exists currently for new website entering into the Chinese on-line market. As a general point the costs selling in the BAT distribution channels is a lot higher than it is in European for the suppliers.

Often people see European products been sold on-line in China at 100% plus higher price. This may look like a good opportunity for overseas suppliers. In the on-line e-Mall stores in China is the net price show which includes, but limited to

  • All local and international shipping
  • Import duties
  • Sales tax
  • Bonded warehousing storage
  • e-Mall transaction fees
  • e-Mall listing fees

Also, the costs of the BAT companies store cost are high. This drives the price up further

Our view, there is not a large additional margin to be made in the Chinese market. There is a large market return based around volume of sales.

The exception to the view is where your business is the wholesalers or manufacture of the overseas product. As many overseas products in the Chinese e-Mall stores are purchased from overseas retail shops that is where additional margin is available.

We are now seeing a change in China. More consumer website is being successfully operated. These are in the made at this stage large business or companies with a USP. The common point with all these new on-line servers they are operating in markets where the BAT companies do not offer services.

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