How to test product-market fit in China via social media?

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Brands considering launching in China have many options to consider: opening offline stores, striking deals with local distributors, or working with a Tmall partner. Testing product-market fit via Chinese social media can be a lightweight solution that will save you millions. Why is testing digitally important? The Chinese market is unique in every way. You are at huge risk if …

What is Douyin Payment? A Simple Guide

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In the middle of January 2021, Douyin – the Chinese version of Tik Tok – launched a new feature: Douyin Payment. With more than 600 million Daily Active Users (DAU’s), Douyin is a content powerhouse in China. But will it manage to stand out in the payment market? What is Douyin Payment? Douyin payment is a payment option provided to …

Tmall advertising – A step by step guide

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Tmall has a massive display ads system divided into 16 Tmall advertising formats. Optimizing the spending on Tmall is one key operational tactic to increase revenue in China’s largest marketplace.  In this article, we will introduce: The major Tmall advertising formats How to create a strategy for each type of Tmall advertising What is a good ROI for Tmall advertising …

[Hiring] Recruitment Specialist position in Beijing – WalktheChat

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Company Mission WalktheChat’s core mission is to launch brands in China using social and digital channels. Most of our clients are fashion, handbags, cosmetics, and jewelry brands with high-potential of success in the Chinese market Position summary The Recruitment Ninja’s responsibility is to ensure that the WalktheChat team is and remains a team of A-players. The Recruitment Ninja must fine-tune …

[Hiring tips] 7 Ways WalktheChat Finds New Talent

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Since the beginning of 2020, WalktheChat experienced accelerating growth: we became the first Shopify Sales Channel enabling sales to China, started offering Douyin and Kuaishou marketing services to our clients, and expanded our Tmall operations. This growth came with a lot of pressure on our operations team. We quickly realized something: our recruitment process wasn’t on par with the company’s …

WeChat Mini Programs reach 829 million Monthly Active Users

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WeChat has recently been under fire, suffering from intense competition from short video platforms Douyin and Kuaishou. There is however one bright spot for the largest social network in China: WeChat Mini Programs are still booming, both in number of users and engagement rates. Growth and engagement WeChat Mini Program Monthly Active Users (MAUs) grew from 743 million to 829 …

5 Niche Platforms to Promote Your Products in China

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The largest Chinese marketplaces and platforms are already famous abroad: WeChat, Tmall, Red, JD.com, or Douyin don’t need further introduction. But beyond these super-platforms, there exist a large number of niche channels that can help foreign brands sell to China. Need help listing on one of these channels, or would you like to discover more channels to promote your brand? …

JD, Alibaba and Pinduoduo’s Strong E-commerce performance Post-COVID

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The pandemic has caused damages to the world’s economy, but for internet companies, it’s an opportunity for growth and expansion. JD, Alibaba, and Pinduoduo, the 3 largest Chinese e-commerce companies, have released their financial earnings last week.  More active e-commerce users as a lasting impact of COVID-19 The pandemic has changed the users’ behavior by forcing most people to stay …