Business News & Insights
Double-11 (Part 4): Mogujie — Beyond Tmall & JD.COM and why it matters to brands
China’s shopping festivals are not just about performance. They’re also a unique window into what trends brands need to invest in to stay relevant in China’s dynamic retail market. In this follow-on article we’re providing insights into 11.11 Live Streaming festival at MOGU — a social media and e-commerce platform with a mission to ’Make fashion accessible to everyone’.
Double-11 (Part 3): Suning — Beyond Tmall & JD.COM and why it matters to brands
The distinction between online and offline in China’s retail is long gone. To stay relevant, brands must not underestimate the power of e-commerce and should consider a holistic strategy that blends both physical with virtual experiences. In this follow-on article we’re looking at Suning and its sophisticated 11.11 festival live broadcasting programme.
RCEP — Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations sign world’s largest trade agreement
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) integrates 15 economies in the Asia-Pacific: 10 ASEAN member states, and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Together, the member states account for about 30% of the world’s population and 30% of global GDP.
Double-11 (Part 2): Douyin — Beyond Tmall & JD.COM and why it matters to brands
For many overseas brands and exporters that eye China, e-commerce is one of the most advantageous ways to reach their target consumer in China. When looking at their strategy, businesses should not forget that there is much more to China’s platform economy than the two online retail giants.
Double-11 annual shopping event: E-commerce continues to boost retail sales
This years’ Double-11 (11.11, aka Singles’ Day) shopping festival was undoubtedly closely watched both in China and overseas for hints on the direction of the recovery, consumer confidence, and retail trends. The sales performance seen across all the different channels and product categories didn’t disappoint.
Market regulation: Platform Economy development
The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has issued a draft Antitrust Guidelines on the Platform Economy and is currently soliciting public opinion to promote its sustainable and healthy development. This is another development that foreign brands keen on China’s market should be watching closely.
ACOLINK’s CEO finalist in the IoD Director of The Year Awards
We are pleased to announce that our co-founder and CEO, Anita Zhang, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards 2020 for Yorkshire & North East.
In the news: ACOLINK Helps Exporters Bounce Back
In these uncertain times, with further challenges ahead for British businesses wanting to trade internationally, revisiting and adapting export strategies is more important than ever. Businesses have to make strategic and informed decisions that require intrinsic understanding of the target market dynamics, risk factors, and opportunities.
China Travel Restrictions — COVID-19 Situation Updates
Please note, due to the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 global pandemic situation, the information provided here is subject to change without notice. Always check with the Chinese Consulate, Embassy, or an official Chinese Visa centre.
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