Interview with the man who created 3 top ranking WeChat Mini Programs

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​Creating the most popular Mini Program is like an impossible task. Brian Ru, the founder of Xiaoniangao, created not just one, but THREE Mini Programs that ranked on the top 30 list! This is no coincidence. No. 1 Mini Program – Xiaoniangao The main Mini Program is Xiaoniangao (小年糕+, literal translation into Little Rice Cake), it kept the record as the No. …

China’s First-time Internet User Data Report

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As we are sitting here within the 5th ring road of Beijing, it is hard to imagine that 40.4% of the Chinese population still doesn’t have access to the Internet. As this population gains access to the mobile Internet at a faster pace, it generates tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs and marketers. Penguin Intelligence published the 2019 China Internet Trend Report. …

Shipping to China for Cross-Border E-Commerce: a Simple Guide

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Frequent readers of our posts may have already learned how to set up your e-commerce presence in China and generate traffic to their WeChat store. We’ll now deep-dive into a common problem of vendors selling to China: logistics and shipping to China. Can my product be shipped to China? Click here Cross-border trade and FOREX Click here Custom clearance Click here Direct shipping Click here …

Tencent Annual Report 2018: Stagnating Gaming Revenues, Payments & Ads Growth

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Tencent just released it’s Q4 2018 financial report and 2018 annual report. The report provides insights about the overall strategy of Tencent, and the future of WeChat and QQ. Financial growth Tencent continued on a steady growth of revenue: revenues reached nearly 85 billion RMB, a healthy 28% YOY increase. The company however delivered disappointing profits of 14 billion RMB …

Community Group Buy – the next billion dollar e-commerce industry

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The social commerce space never lacks innovation. A new type of location-based social model called Community Group Buy is changing how people engage in grocery shopping. Here is the monthly Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of top community group buy platforms according to eburn.com: Xingshen Youxuan 兴盛优选 – 370 million RMB Shixianghui 食享会 – 210 million RMB Niwonin 你我您 – 200 …

The cross-border payment war of WeChat Pay and Alipay

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During 4 years helping brands sell to Mainland China via WeChat, we collaborated with many cross-border payment gateways. These gateways are authorized by Alibaba, Tencent, and Union Pay to provides a cross-border payment solution for foreign businesses. Most of these payment gateways cover specific countries or regions, and some provide a one-stop-shop to leverage WeChat Payment, Alipay, Union Pay and …