Counting down the days until Alibaba Gateway ’17!

Our bags may be freshly unpacked from IRCE, but we’re hitting the road again and this time, we’re heading to Detroit next week for Gateway ‘17, presented by Alibaba.

Why should you attend? Well, Gateway is the e-commerce industry conference that’s geared to help brands and retailers tap into the China opportunity: a $900 billion market that’s expected to reach $158 billion by 2020. Attendees will get the unique opportunity to spend two days learning about the ins and outs of the Chinese consumer and the tools and strategies they need to drive growth in the booming market.

Our e-commerce gurus will be at Booth 9 ready to talk cross-border trade and the opportunity that lies in expanding to China through our custom integration via partnership with VoyageOne. Attendees will walk away with insight into “hot” topics like:

  • High-demand product categories
  • The state of the e-commerce landscape in China
  • Insider tips on making an easy entrance into the China marketplace
  • And much more!

Session: Jewel of the East: How a Jewelry Seller Found Success in China

And don’t forget to join us on the Marketplace Stage on Tuesday, June 21 at 12:45 p.m. ChannelAdvisor Client Services Manager, Sean Finnegan, will be interviewing Jewelry.com’s Jon Azrielant in a session titled Jewel of the East: How a jewelry seller has found success in China.

Beginning by listing on Tmall, Jewelry.com soon found that the demand in China for its products was so great that it opened its own Tmall storefront, and the rest is history (and a successful entry into the Chinese market!)

Azrielant will be sharing some of his top tips for success and answering pressing questions we often get from clients such as:

  • How do you determine whether there is an appetite for your products in China?
  • How does your audience in China differ from your domestic audience?
  • Are you paying an armload for shipping?

Don’t miss out on selling your products to Chinese buyers

If you can’t make it to Gateway ‘17 this year, don’t worry, you’ve still got an opportunity to talk to one of our e-commerce consultants about the Chinese e-commerce opportunity. We mentioned above that we’re working on a new integration with VoyageOne — specifically, with VoyageOne’s Liking marketplace on Tmall Global, which happens to be the most-visited B2C online retail website in China.

Reaching Chinese online shoppers can be simple. With a ChannelAdvisor account, marketplace sellers can start selling on VoyageOne — the American-branded online marketplace that sells goods from US merchants directly to consumers in China.

The VoyageOne marketplace delivers a high-quality online shopping experience translated into Mandarin and Cantonese — and takes care of marketing, fulfillment, customer service and more.

Submit a request to sell on VoyageOne and one of our e-commerce consultants will contact you to talk more about this opportunity. Start the process of selling in China today!