Tag: china

Magda Ehlers
03Aug, 2021

Why Did Amazon Let Chinese Sellers Cheat? (Part 2)

In our last blog, I addressed the issue of how Amazon came to be dominated by black-hat Chinese sellers. I think I did an adequate job of tracing the steps that turned Amazon into China’s bazaar, but perhaps I concluded before really diving into the initial question: Why are so many Chinese sellers bad actors? […]

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20May, 2021

Does Branding Matter?

When we talk to prospective clients, we always hear the same thing: After finding a market gap and building up a consumer base, Amazon sellers are finally ready to turn to branding. Though costs need to be kept to a minimum when a seller first starts out, the story goes, investing in branding is a […]

03Jun, 2019

Can Foreigners Use WeChat Pay In China?

If you have been to China in the last couple of years, you have surely noticed that everyone pays for everything with their cell phones. China has effectively jumped from an all cash economy, past credit cards, directly to what is effectively an all electronic payments system using Tencent’s WeChat Pay, and Alibaba’s Alipay. If […]

Reports of Amazon’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

“Is Amazon dying?” “Do you think Amazon will be around in 5 years?” These questions, if posed by anyone living in the United States today, would be considered absurd. You would not even have to know that Amazon posted record profit in their most recent earnings reports. Or that Amazon is already three-quarters of the […]

VOA: Going To Shenzhen Without A Visa

Do I Need To Apply For A Visa In Advance To Go To China? Getting a visa to visit China is supposedly difficult, especially if you don’t have a particularly good reason to go there (at least from the government’s perspective). If you are trying to conduct business, you need an invitation letter from a […]

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