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How to Sell to Chinese Consumers through E-Commerce
Time and Date:
Tue, Jul 10, 2012
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location:
Mid-America Club
200 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60601  Map It

E-commerce has emerged as one of the most important distribution channels in the world providing variety of choice and competitive prices to millions of people who prefer the convenience and accessibility of online shopping.

Nowhere is this more evident than in China where Tmall.com has established itself as a major business-to-consumer (B2C) online shopping destination that is setting the benchmark for high quality products and services.

However, this enormous opportunity can also pose a challenge for U.S. companies. The need for specialized fulfillment operations, CRM, and warehouse support can be difficult to navigate for smaller companies.

At this session, hear from leadership from Export Now, Tmall.com and Alibaba.com about their experiences and guidance on how U.S. companies can now sell on the most visited B2C online retail website in China and achieve national distribution in China with minimal cost as well as how to source from one of the world’s largest business-to-business (B2B) online marketplaces.

Who Should Attend?
-- Companies trying to build sales in China, whether new to market or already established
-- Companies looking for export solutions
-- Companies that do well in e-commerce and are looking for new markets
-- Companies looking to lower margins by finding more competitive sourcing
-- Marketing firms or consultancies whose clients deal with these issues

About Export Now
Export Now (www.exportnow.com) offers an end-to-end solution that makes exporting as easy as selling your products online in the US—all at a cost that’s less than an international business trip. We’ve partnered with Tmall.com, where 370 million Chinese customers can now shop for your products on the same e-commerce platform they use every day.

Our comprehensive IT and logistics solution makes exporting easy for any US company while offering a convenient, familiar interface for Chinese customers who want your products. We handle translation, logistics, tariffs and export/import documentation. You track your overseas sales so you can manage shipments and replenishment. No more cross-border headaches.

About Tmall.com
Tmall.com (www.tmall.com) is an online shopping landmark in China with an extensive brand selection. An open B2C platform, Tmall.com has established itself as the destination for authentic, quality products catering to increasingly sophisticated Chinese consumers and is the most visited B2C shopping website in China.

Brands with flagship retail storefronts on Tmall.com include UNIQLO, L’Oréal, adidas, P&G, Benefit, Unilever, Gap, Nike, Ray-Ban and Levi's. Tmall.com sets a record for highest single-day transaction volume during a special promotion on November 11, 2011, facilitating the sales of goods totaling RMB3.36 billion (US$531.76 million) on the day.

About Alibaba.com
Alibaba.com is one of the global e-commerce leaders for small businesses and the flagship company of Alibaba Group. Alibaba.com makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online through three marketplaces: a global trade platform (www.alibaba.com) for importers and exporters; a Chinese platform (www.1688.com) for domestic trade in China; and a transaction-based wholesale platform on the global site (www.aliexpress.com) geared for smaller buyers seeking fast shipment of small quantities of goods. Together, these marketplaces form a community of almost 80 million registered users in more than 240 countries and regions.

Registration closes at Noon on July 9, 2012, space permitting. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made by July 3, 2012.

 



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