The First Annual Meeting of CNstorm Operating Department Was Held Successfully

The Chinese fulfillment giant Shenzhen CNstorm E-commerce Co.,Ltd., (the brand owner of CNstorm and ChinaDivision) held their 2016 annual meeting on December 10th, at Jiangmen, China. All staff of operating department attended. The meeting focused on improving team spirit and working efficiency, aimed to provide more quality services to their customers in 2017.

 

ChinaDivision First Annual Meeting

 

CNstorm is the expert on China fulfillment and global shipping from China services, in the past three years, CNstorm has been focus on the global market, extended their business to over 150 countries and areas, providing quality services to over 1,000,000 clients among the global. With the rapid expansion of the market and the characteristics of the industry, the logistics, marketing, customer service team of CNstorm were working under great tension. The complexity of daily missions requires good communication and capability of all teams. This annual meeting builds a platform of communication for the relative staff and makes it possible for colleagues in different teams to share the experiences and difficulties accumulated in the past year, which not only lays the solid foundation for providing more customized fulfillment service for clients, but also increases the team cohesion, and deepen the understanding of CNstorm corporate values.

 

The meeting lasts two days, besides sharing and communication, the teams also reviewed the sales and services in 2016, and worked out the development goals of next year. The CEO of CNstorm Ethan addressed:”Although we are in different teams, we are an integrated whole, we all have a shared target: to help our client, be their China Division, expand their business to new territory and succeed together.”

Good News! CNstorm Won the Award of PayPal Outstanding Business 2016

On September 7th, PayPal China cross-border e-commerce conference 2016 was officially held in Guangzhou, China. CNstorm Co.,Ltd (PS: ChinaDivision is a famous B2B brand of CNstorm. Co.,Ltd) was awarded the PayPal Outstanding Business 2016 by strong performance, together with the other five well-known Chinese enterprises such as Ctrip and Globalegrow.

CNstorm Was Awarded PayPal Outstanding Business

CNstorm Was Awarded PayPal Outstanding Business 2016 with Ctrip and Globalegrow

At 3PM during the meeting, PayPal announced the shortlist of six Outstanding Business of 2016 in China, including Banggood Network Co.,Ltd, ShenZhen Globalegrow E-Commerce Co., Ltd, Ctrip, CNstorm. Co.,Ltd and the other two enterprises. As a famous B2B brand of CNstorm and a China-based expert provider in logistics and order fulfillment solutions for cross-border e-commerce, ChinaDivision has achieved a great success and obtained approval of PayPal by meticulous services and strong performance.

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CNstorm Was Awarded PayPal Outstanding Business -3

CNstorm vice president Wade Pan(left one)accepted the Award

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Trophy cup of PayPal Outstanding Business 2016

 

In the spirit of safe and convenient payment, CNstorm (ChinaDivision)has maintained a close relationship with PayPal since its establishment. One year ago, in the e-commerce meeting of PayPal 2015, ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang was invited to attend the round table as one of the VIP guests. In addition, PayPal senior leader Vince Lee visits ChinaDivison several times to deeply discuss the future of cross-boarder e-commerce and the problems incur during international payment.

In the near future, there will be both opportunities and challenges, and ChinaDivision is ready to embrace another brilliance.

ChinaDivision Attended the First Anniversary of ESCE (Edinburgh Center) and Assisted with Exhibit Transportation

Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange (ESCE) is a creative exchange program implemented on the basis of cooperation between municipal governments of Shenzhen and Scotland. It is aimed to enhanced cultural collaboration and increased exchanges between both nations.

On September 7, 2016, Edinburgh center embraced for its first anniversary. The project team of ESCE (Shenzhen Center) arrived at Britain successively to hold a series of industrial activities at the Edinburgh Center. Senior leaders of ChinaDivision attended the anniversary along with the delegation led by Mayor Xu Qin and Yao Ren. Besides, ChinaDivision also assisted with the exhibit transportation to Scotland.

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang (left) with Mayor of Bao’ao District -1

Xu Qin, Mayor of Shenzhen (second from right) shook hands with Ethan Chang, CEO of ChinaDivision (second from left)

 

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ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang (left) with Mayor of Bao’ao District, Yao Ren (right)

 

ESCE (Edinburgh Center) is located at the creative exchange hub as well as city council of Edinburgh, which often receives important government officials and famous enterprises from all over the world. Thus, ESCE decides to build an exhibition area in Edinburgh as a window to show creative products and corporate image of Shenzhen.

During September 5 to September 15, senior leaders of ChinaDivision also visited London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge and York with the delegation led by Xu Qin and Yao Ren. They not only had a knowledge of British culture and technology innovation, but also paid a visit to British senior government officials, business elites and top university professors.

It was a great honor for ChinaDivision to meet elites in different areas and share their perspectives of the global e-commerce. ChinaDivision will spare no efforts to meet the upcoming opportunities and challenges.

Shenzhen delegation at ESCE (Edinburgh Center)

Shenzhen delegation at ESCE (Edinburgh Center)

 

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Meet with Mayor Yao Ren in the ESCE Meeting

Headquarter of ChinaDivision is located at F518 Idea Land of Shenzhen, which is also called the Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange (ESCE). On the morning of August 24th, Mayor of Bao’ an district Yao Ren led the related officials to visit the ESCE, aiming to listen to appeals of enterprises and solve their problems during development. Ethan, CEO of ChinaDivision was invited to attend the meeting.

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang

(ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang)

Edinburgh-Shenzhen Creative Exchange (ESCE) is the first creative incubator run by the business mode of Shenzhen-Foreign cooperation, Government Leading, Enterprise Investment, Marketable Operation and Professional Team Management. It is a creative exchange program implemented in Shenzhen on the basis of cooperation between municipal governments of Shenzhen and Scotland. ESCE Shenzhen Center is the incubator in Shenzhen to tap into and invest in creative business to raise their international profile.

CNstorm Co.,Ltd which is dedicated to sourcing and shipping products to overseas Chinese globally, has obtained the Angel Investment by Shenzhen Creative Investment Group in 2014. As a B2B brand of CNstorm, ChinaDivision again creates a new business model to play the role as a full service order fulfillment provider for e-commerce online sellers and crowdfunding creators from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

“ ChinaDivision is doing what they are good at to help streamline cross-border eCommerce worldwide,” said Yao Ren. “ They offer a comprehensive solution covering sourcing, warehousing, kitting and shipping, which is tailored for starups or small and medium-sized enterprises.”

During the meeting, Yao Ren Promised to provide enterprises in ESCE with high standard services in accordance with international incubator. It was reported that both Edinburgh and Shenzhen center will build a public service platform including basic public services, cross-border eCommerce platform, innovative technology platform etc. in five years.

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ChinaDivision is proud to be one of the members of ESCE. CEO Ethan exchanged his ideas with mayor Yao Ren and expressed his gratitude to  the government. In order to realize a seamless cooperation with British enterprises, Ethan is going to take part in the UK business trip which is organized by ESCE in September 2016.

 

ChinaDivision – Your Crowdfunding Order Fulfillment Partner

You’ve run your crowdfunding campaign with incredible success, congratulations! Now comes the tedious part of fulfilling and shipping your backer rewards. Crowdfunding fulfillment is a crucial yet long drawn-out process. Depending on how many backers you’ve attracted to your campaign, reward shipping and order fulfillment can be a nightmare. Below we will share a case of one of our crowdfunding clients, who faces change of shipping schedule due to unexpected factors.

A few days ago, Client S, a Kickstarter project creator visited headquarter of ChinaDivision and told us that he failed to deliver rewards to his backers as the promised time because the products need some further improvement. He and his team pay high attention to the product quality, just like what he said, “We would rather deliver an amazing product late, than a substandard product on time.” Considering this, they have to put the shipping date back to allow for the changes.

Original Timeline:

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Revised Timeline:

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According to the new timeline, they are going to send the rewards via air freight in June(at their expense) due to the delay while the original plan was ship by boat. They believe that partnering with ChinaDivision – a leading order fulfillment center in China, enables them to claw back some of the time that has been lost to design and manufacture. In addition, utilizing ChinaDivision’s strategic location advantage, rewards manufactured in China can be sent from Hong Kong directly to the backers worldwide, which can greatly reduce the lead time.

As a world famous crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter continues to grow into a hub for creative project fund raising. E-commerce order fulfillment companies are playing an increasingly important role in the community at the same time. Delayed shipping, due to some labile factors along with the crowdfunding project, as the above case, can badly hurt backer satisfaction and your company’ s long term credibility. At this point, working with a reliable fulfillment partner is the key to get rewards to your backers’ hands as quickly as possible.

At ChinaDivision, we are well versed and experienced in the challenges that crowdfunding may present and offer seamless and comprehensive rewards fulfillment services. We know exactly how important those backers are being your business’s first supports. Check out some of the benefits to work with ChinaDivision below.

Low Cost & Fast Delivery

Just imagine, you have your rewards manufactured in China and shipped to your local warehouses or warehouses worldwide for order fulfillment. How much will that cost? Renting your own warehouse, purchasing facilities and hiring labor will be costly for crowdfunders who just start up their business.

At ChinaDivision, rewards are received directly from your Chinese manufacturers. We check the quality and store them in our warehouse (30 days free warehousing is offered). With experience in high-volume packaging and shipping, we have built good relationship with the major shipping carriers. Thus we can delivery your orders by a multitude of options to save you as much money as possible on shipping. Also, since orders can be delivered directly to the backers, lead time is greatly cut down.

Customized Packaging & Full Tracking

As a crowdfunder, you care about professional packaging for the rewards because you want to make sure your backers receive a surprising package and enjoy an unforgettable purchase experience. At ChinaDivision, we are dedicated to making your packaging stand out to your backers. We offer customized packaging and marketing inserts, such as giveaways and Thank You Notes, delighting your customers and bringing them great satisfaction. What’s more, kitting and assembling service is also available at ChinaDivison as per your request.

In addition, our order management system allows visibility of your inventory, shipping status and sales reports, available 24/7 on our dashboard. With real-time control of your inventory and shipping status, you don’t need to worry about running out of stock or delayed shipping, and just committed to building the foundation of your business.

Focus on Product Creation

Have you ever suffered from filing the orders, picking & packing, calculating the shipping cost etc. all by yourself? The whole process takes your eye off the ball and lead to a distraction because you are dealing with non-value creating activities that will not lead to innovation of your business in the long run.

By partnering with an order fulfillment company like ChinaDivision, you can take advantage of its customized and comprehensive order fulfillment solutions, and just focus on product creation and improvement activities.

We’d love to get more information on what you are looking for and learn what your project is about. Request a free quote and our dedicated business development manager will be ready to help.

Grab Your Opportunities along with the New U.S. De Minimis Threshold

As agreed in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 24, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced to increase the U.S. De minimis level on international shipments inbound to the U.S. from $200 per shipment to $800 per shipment. The new law took effect on March 10, 2016.

Shipments valued at $800 or less for the De minimis exemption will be eligible under the same processes and with the same restrictions that currently apply to De minimis shipments of $200 or less. This change will benefit importers by reducing customs procedures required as well as the applicable duties or taxes that would be collected, presenting a significant step in facilitating trade, reducing the costs borne by importers and accelerating the delivery of commodities.

The higher threshold for duties is going to open up more opportunities for vendors around the world to sell in the US. America remained to be one of the most important markets for cross-border e-commerce in 2015. Although the number of American consumers only accounted for 22% of the totals, the total consumption it generated was just second to China, well-deserving the world’s second largest market.

While cross-border shopping still accounts for just a fraction of total global e-commerce spending, it is growing quickly at a rate of more than 25% annually. It is estimated that by 2020, about 943 million people world-wide are expected to shop online for foreign goods, spending an estimated $994 billion. 54% of U.S. Online shoppers have purchased overseas, according to a survey by comScore and UPS.

What is the most popular merchandises for American online buyers?

The new De Minimis threshold has brought a great welfare for American online buyers as well as online merchants around the world. In order to seize this unprecedented opportunity and share a cake of American market for cross-border e-commerce, it is necessary to make a research about the most popular products for American online shoppers.

In the Second Global Cross-border Trade Report jointly published by PayPal and Ipsos, clothes and shoes have been top sellers throughout the world, and it’s no exception to America. Among the Top 5 popular product categories of American market, Apparel and Shoes accounted for 47%, followed by Education & Entertainment with a percentage of 29%. The other three favorite categories by Americans are Toys & Hobbies, Electronic & Consumer products, Tourism & Transportation, sharing an average rate of 27%. If you have a website which targets US buyers it will definitely be worth bringing the most popular product categories to your US customers’ notice.

American cross-border online shoppers favorite products

What affects American online shoppers’ buying decision?

There are many factors that can affect shoppers’ final buying decision. Among all the factors, 42% of American buyers thought that free shipping was the most tempting factor that motivated them to buy, while high shipping cost and long delivery time were the main reasons that they decided to abandon the orders. In addition, secure payment methods and free returns also contribute to a buying decision.

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The new rules largely eliminate one of the big headaches for those shopping abroad online: unexpected fees or delays. Americans are allowed to import up to $800 at a time of most foreign goods without having to pay import duties or tax. Also, no formal customs procedures are required which means less paperwork for e-commerce merchants. Thus, unexpected cost can be cut down and delivery efficiency will be improved.

How to share a piece of cake of U.S. overseas online shopping market?

A change in trade rules is making it cheaper and easier for American consumers to buy overseas goods online. However, it brings both opportunities and challenges for cross-border e-commerce merchants. How to share a piece of cake of the market and stand out among thousands of hundreds of competitors? Tips below will be helpful to prevent a buyer from abandoning the purchase.

  • Ensure product quality and highlight local features. Some local fulfillment agents provide sourcing service. Applying tactical local sourcing strategies and multiple sourcing resources, they can get you connected and assure product quality.
  • Offer free shipping, discount or coupons etc., on the basis of a reasonable cost control.
  • Partner with reliable order fulfillment companies or logistics companies to improve the order process and delivery efficiency; mark the estimated delivery time for orders which will take a longer time.
  • Notify buyer of the tracking number after the delivery and track the package regularly.

In addition, it is important to choose the appropriate payment method. As a payment company originated from America, there is no doubt that PayPal has become the preferred payment tool for Americans with its powerful function and global business network. 64% of respondents from America pay by PayPal when shopping abroad online because of its high security and personal information protection. Choosing the suitable payment method for American market will expand your potential customer base.

Cross-border e-commerce has been an important platform for small and medium-sized enterprises to grow and integrate into global supply chain while a competitive De Minimis threshold is the key to the success of e-commerce. Since small and medium-seized enterprises lack of resource and capability to respond to the complex border barriers, a new rules to raise the De Minimis threshold for U.S is definitely a great opportunity to turn the tide, at least for American market. So, are you ready to share the cake?

PayPal Senior Leader Vince Lee Visited ChinaDivision

On May 4, 2016, Head of SMB, China Director of PayPal – Vince Lee and his assistant Chris visited the headquarter of ChinaDivision. Founder and CEO of ChinaDivision Ethan Chang and Head of Order Fulfillment Michael Chan cordially received the PayPal representatives and opened a discussion about cross-border e-commerce and the future cooperation with PayPal in terms of payment.

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PayPal representatives visited ChinaDivision (from left to right: Michael Chan, Ethan Chang, Vince Lee, Chris)

At the beginning of the meeting, CEO of ChinaDivision Ethan Chang gave a brief introduction of the company’s development to the Paypal representatives. ChinaDivision is a B2B brand of CNstorm Co.,Ltd, who is dedicated to sourcing and shipping products to overseas Chinese globally, and obtained the Angel Investment by Shenzhen Creative Investment Group in 2014. As a B2B brand of CNstorm, ChinaDivision is a leading provider of crowdfunding and e-commerce order fulfillment, recognized for China product sourcing, China warehousing and worldwide shipping from China services. For years cooperation with PayPal, ChinaDivision won high affirmation of Mr Vince Lee as an enterprise with innovative spirit and move with the times.

Current Situation of Cross-Border E-commerce in China

During the meeting, both sides had a discussion about the current situation of cross-border e-commerce. It is believed that 2016 is till a time of challenges and opportunities. Traditional retailers, domestic and oversea e-commerce giants, start-ups, logistic service providers and distributors have all joined this battle trying to get a share of the cake. An analysis of the current situation is helpful to forecast the future and make plan for the next step of a company.

a) China is leading the way as production center and consumer market

Nowhere is the rapid expansion of e-commerce more apparent than in Asia. China is leading the way, shedding its identity as a production center and emerging as a burgeoning consumer market, with an increasingly affluent and populous middle class eager to embrace online technologies and chase for the developed world’s consumption styles.

As a production center of the world, there is an increasing number of e-commerce merchants choosing China as product sourcing destination for their e-commerce business. China manufacturers or Chinese suppliers have become cross-border online merchants’ preferred business partners. A recent survey shows that cross-border e-commerce’s market size hit 4 trillion in 2014 and accounted for 15% of the total import and export trade volume of China. It is estimated that it will account for 23.1% by the year 2017.

b) Spread of mobile devices brings huge potential customers

With the spread of smart phones and tablet computers, more and more consumers would like to shop by their mobile devices. Mobile devices make it possible to check orders and shipping status anytime. Affluent and well-educated young people make up the majority of cross-border online shoppers and the cross-border online shopping features at low frequency and higher spending per order compared to domestic online shopping.

Challenges that Exist with Cross-Border E-commerce

Although the whole situation is favorable for cross-border e-commerce, there are still some challenges that hinder and constrain its future development, reflected in the following four aspects:

1. Low efficiency of customs

Its is unavoidable to face customs supervision and taxation during e-commerce transactions. Dissonant customs practices create significant uncertainties for shippers, which greatly reduce the efficiency of customs clearance.

2. Complicated shipping cost

Logistics includes warehousing, picking, packing and shipping. It places the role as a bridge between the seller and the buyer in cross-border e-commerce. However, international shipping options are complicated by VAT, customs charges and others more. Shoppers will be discouraged by the price opacity.

3. Unreliable transit time

Consumers want shorter, more precise and more reliable shipping for their goods. However, some parcels are failed to be tracked or the tracking information lags the actual delivery. In this circumstance, the unreliable transit time constitutes an obstacle in cross-border e-commerce.

4. Risky international payment

As the core of cross-border e-commerce, e-payment involves safety of funds transfer. For one thing, in the process of information transmission, payment information will be loss due to a system failure. For another, there are lawbreakers who use computer technology to steal payment information illegally.

When people are deciding whether to use cross-border payment, they are subject to safety, rates, efficiency and personal payment habits. Among all of this, safety is the most important factor. According to a survey conducted by PayPal, Vince Lee said, more than 40 percent of consumers believe that “the premier security system” is the main reason why they firmly use PayPal as the cross-border e-commerce payment tool, while 80 percent of consumers finally complete their cross-border transaction because of the trust of PayPal’s Buyer Protection Policy. As PayPal’s long term business partner, Ethan said that ChinaDivision will continue to work with PayPal to provide our customers with a better payment experience and create a more safety payment environment.

Innovative Business Model of ChinaDivision

It is based on the current situation of cross-border e-commerce and the challenges it exists that ChinaDivison creates a new business model – providing China sourcing, warehousing and shipping services to e-commerce businesses. During the meeting, Ethan and Michael shared this new business model to PayPal representatives.

As the world’s factory and production center, almost anything can be bought in China with multiple choices and fair price. But due to languages and time difference, it may not be such an easy thing for most online sellers. Considering the importance of inventory souring, ChinaDivision makes the most of its favorable location in Shenzhen, China. Applying tactical local sourcing strategies and collaborating with China-based factories and industry alliances, ChinaDivision is skilled in managing Chinese suppliers and has abundant high-quality sourcing resources at command, so with millions of products manufactured in China we can get you connected and assures product quality with competitive prices.

When it comes to start an online business, a variety of fixed overhead could have discouraged many people. Renting a warehouse, purchasing facilities, hiring workers etc, all this are costly and sometimes are wasteful when it happens to be off-season. ChinaDivision provides China warehousing services, allowing activities such as inventory receiving, repacking, weighing and quality check to be carried out on products before shipping to the customers. What’s more, free warehousing for 30 days is offered, no minimums, no set up fees, thus start-ups and small size business will not be blocked out.

  • China shipping

Just as mentioned above, with the emergence of cross-border e-commerce, traditional retailers, distributors, logistics service providers etc., all join a battle for the share of this cake. However, as an order fulfillment agent in China, ChinaDivision not just serve clients in one way, but take the whole situation into account, thus clients in ChinaDivision can enjoy a one-stop solution, from warehousing to shipping. With the good connection with famous international couriers, ChinaDivision ships goods worldwide to customers fast, easy and affordable. To enhance service of delivery, ChinaDivison also has a system that allows any order to be tracked in real time. This contributes to convenience and efficiency thus leading to a great customer experience.

At the end of the meeting, Vince Lee kindly asked the problems that ChinaDivision faced when using PayPal and opinions for its further improvement. Both sides also had a pleasant discussion about the future cooperation details. As one of the strategic partners of global payment leader PayPal, ChinaDivision is very honored to be chosen and visited by the top of PayPal and will continue the good cooperation with PayPal and other payment giants.

A Website Revamp of ChinaDivision is Online

Today, ChinaDivision.com releases its new version for a better user experience. Just go to www.chinadivision.com, check it out what’s new for you!

The new version will open a door for you to learn more detailed information about your order fulfillment agent in China—ChinaDivision. When you walk into the door, you can find the services you need more easily and specifically. There are also a variety of real cases for your reference if you are looking for the similar solutions. Last but not least, shipping information about specific destination countries will be available. You are welcome to check them at the bottom of the website.

Want to Learn More about ChinaDivision?

If you ever partner with ChinaDivision, you will know ChinaDivision is a dedicated China local office where clients around the world connect, both online and offline, to source, stock and ship international goods directly from China.

In the new version, “About ChinaDivision” will also show you ChinaDivision’s professional and energetic team as well as it’s well-organized and technology-oriented warehouse. A flow chart of clarity and simplicity will illustrate how it works to help your business.

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ChinaDivision–Order fulfillment process

What Exactly ChinaDivision Offers?

Follow up the “Services” navigation bar, you will get what you need. In the latest version released, ChinaDivision divides it’s services into four segments as below:

Some of you are struggling for sourcing the right products within budget,  others are considering outsourcing the tedious order fulfillment including warehousing, picking, quality checking, packing, shipping and returns handling etc. Moreover, when your business is on the right track, you will concern about brand upgrading. Considering the above customer demands, ChinaDivision focuses on resource integration and offers a one-stop solution for every client. After the revamp, you can find what you need much easier and faster to avoid a time-consuming search of unexpected information.

Who’s Partnering with ChinaDivision?

You possibly only have a vague idea about order fulfillment after a  browse of the previous web pages. Want to know who’s partnering with ChinaDivision? How does ChinaDivision helps? What do they benefit from? What do they say about services of ChinaDivision? Just follow up  “Case Study”, the following typical cases will come online for your reference.

  • eCommerce
  • Crowdfunding
  • eBay & Amazon
  • Platforms
  • Fashion
  • Mobile Accessories

Perhaps you are an Amazon seller looking for a cost-effective logistics solution to ship goods from China instead of FBA, or you are a Kickstarter crowdfunder seeking ways to send rewards to your backers urgently to make them happy. There are also some of you operating your own brand online fashion shop and attempting to promote brand via customized packaging or some marketing inserts. As your China-based office, ChinaDivision is committed to making your business more efficiency and less cost. Check out cases of ChinaDivision’s partners to see whether you have the similar demands.

Checking Shipping Information about Specific Countries?

As an eCommerce businessman, you always care about shipping cost, shipping time and shipping methods. With an international selling network, you may have customers all over the world. To save your time and to satisfy your specific needs, ChinaDivision provides shipping information about different countries, including shipping methods and features, local customs’ tips, contact information about international express and postal services etc. Currently, pages about Australia, United States, United Kingdom and Canada have been online. Go and check them!

For more information, please visit the ChinaDivision.com. In general, the new version is released based on client feedback and user behavior, thus you will be more accessible to the target information. Want to start an order fulfillment inquiry right now? ChinaDivision is ready!

ChinaDivision CEO Ethan Chang Attended PayPal 2015 China E-Commerce Conference

September 17th, the online payment leader PayPal held the fourth annual Cross-Border e-commerce Conference in Shenzhen, China, bring together more than 800 large and small sized foreign trade companies, government representatives and industry expert to explore the new market of global cross-border E-Commerce trends, new opportunities, and jointly promote the growth of China’s Cross-border E-Commerce sector. PayPal launched the conference “PayPal Biz+” innovative solutions, aimed at B2B2C (supplier companies → foreign companies → overseas consumers) potential export model, leading E-Commerce supplier upgrades, sharing global opportunities.

List of Speakers at Paypal Conference

ChinaDivision founder and CEO Ethan Chang, a “dark horse”, was invited to participate the conference and share thinking about the cross-border E-Commerce development on the conference:

The impact of mobile cross-border E-commerce

Cross-Border E-Commerce business presents three major trends: mobile, social and vertical. “breakthrough” has become a hot word in the field of mobile E-commerce. As to E-Commerce companies, they notice mobile E-Commerce is the trend of future, so does ChinaDivision. Ethan Chang highlighted 4 key characteristic of mobile shopping: First, the consumers’ shopping habit has changed and recommendation is the king; The second is that the consumers use fragmented time to browse, and easy to make a purchase; the third is vertical integration, vertical platforms are easier to win customers. So we mainly share products on mobile, pushing attractive products to the home page. In western business theory there is a famous saying: Numbers never lie, – we found that the growth of mobile orders have not grew in the same pace with users and revenue form mobile devices, conversion rate on mobile is still lower compare to PC. Users’ feedbacks gave us a very important message, “Mobile devices make it possible to check orders and shipping status anytime, anywhere. But speaking of placing orders, I prefer PC. Because it is easy to do it on computer, the screen is larger, I see the products more comfortable. ” So we think mobile can’t replace PC in the short term, But mobile ecommerce is really a primary growth factor for cross-border E-Commerce.

CEO of ChinaDivision (second from left) at the meeting talked about how cross-border E-commerce companies use government policy of Shenzhen

Recently the government introduced a number of rules and regulations, including:
Establish the integrity mechanism, increase industry subsidies, help cross-border corporate in financing, establish the FTA, reduce tariffs and simplify the approval workflow and so on. These policies has reduced the cost of cross-border goods, accelerated flow of goods, on the other hand, as the country’s policies encourage companies to target overseas markets which is indeed a reassurance to them. ChinaDivison welcome these policies, because they would ease the pressure on cross-border E-Commerce industry. We like this saying: fall in love with government, but do not marry the government. Because enterprises’ development more rely on their own. Based on our experience of cross-border B2B platform ChinaDivision, we think completive edge of cross-border E-Commerce companies mainly lies in the low labor cost and information asymmetry. But with the rise in labor costs, fiercer and fiercer competition, Branding will become a trend in the future export E-Commerce. Import E-Commerce has huge potential. Chinese government encourages its development; E-Commerce Export market is very large, national policy encourages it. If you want to make best use of national policy, the cross-border corporate business of import and export need to develop together. So we launched our B2B business ChinaDivision in order to help cross-border E-commerce companies to build their brand by providing exc fulfillment service.

List of Speakers at Paypal Conference

VIP guests posed for pictures (from left of the second: ChinaDivision founder Mr. Zhang Lisheng)

The impact of exchange rate on cross-border E-commerce and how to response

When the RMB appreciates, import business has absolute advantages, while devaluation happens, exports do have a great advantage. Facing exchange rate, after five years we may not see any business only do export or , or import. Those who survive in the cross-border E-commerce are the ones do both export and import. In two cross-border E-Commerce dispatch model, “first trip, overseas warehouse” model will be greatly affected by the exchange rate, because of the need to store goods in large amount, “Foreign Direct Mail” model can stay calm. It mainly involve non-standard products based, consumers are less sensitive to price, and more likely to compare overseas direct mail price with the domestic counter. Overseas direct mail operation is also more flexible, exchange rate effect can quickly be reflected in commodity prices, but has little effect on the purchase. So overall, changes in exchange rates hardly impact overseas direct mail. As long as the appropriate increase in foreign exchange reserves, targeted use of financial products to hedge the exchange rate, so that to reduce the affect of exchange rate to a minimum. If 2014 is the first year of cross-border import E-Commerce, then with the sharp depreciation of the RMB and introduction of the policy on cross-border export E-Commerce,then 2016 is expected to become China’s first year of cross-border export E-Commerce.

ChinaDivision was invited as guest speakers of the conference. It is the reflection of long-term close cooperation between Paypal and ChinaDivision, as well as PayPal’s affirmation to ChinaDivision’s achievements.

List of Speakers at Paypal Conference

In July, China Southern Region Leader of PayPal Sean had visited the headquarters of ChinaDivision. ChinaDivision’s efforts and achievements are much appreciated by Paypal on constantly optimize and improve the user’s payment process, refund experience and so on. ChinaDivision will continue cooperate with PayPal, Alipay and other big names, hoping to better serve our customers, and lay a solid foundation for global branding.