Today we are “putting ourselves out there” and sharing a true nightmare that one of our ecommerce JV brands is under. This is still an ongoing negotiation – and we want to share openly (without revealing company or peoples names at this time) so that we can all learn from this. If you want to read and watch/listen to the … Read More
Dear Global From Asia community, Have missed the last couple weeks of the GFA podcast, due to the massive transition and family move from China to Thailand. But don’t fret – we are preparing a new and improved community. One investment is a new community manager, Faith. I was typing this up and figured – why not make this a … Read More
Dear Global From Asia community, What a wild couple years we have been through. As we wrap up 2021 and look to 2022, one thing is for sure. We have all grown. We have all done amazing things and gone through dramatic times as the world has changed. And we do not believe it will ever “go back to the … Read More
Japan is a great country for digital nomads. It has one of the best public transportation systems in the world, it’s safe, and clean. English speakers are relatively common and there are plenty of jobs available. With that said, if you’re considering moving your family, then this post will help you understand both the requirements, process, pros, and cons of … Read More
Japan is one of the most welcoming countries for immigrants in the world. It has an immigrant population that has grown to 1.3 million people, which makes up 2% of its total population. The country has a reputation for being friendly and generous with foreign talent, but there are still some challenges that you will face when immigrating to Japan. … Read More
Japan is one of the most unique countries in the world with their own culture and customs that seem so different from other countries around the world. Some people are drawn to these differences while others are intimidated by them, not knowing where to start when they get there. This is especially the case when registering a company in Japan … Read More
Japan is a beautiful country with so much to offer. The culture, the people, and the food are all top notch. It’s no wonder that Japan has become one of the most popular destinations for expats and foreigners alike. However, when it comes to schooling your children in Japan there are many considerations you should be aware of. Fortunately we … Read More
With recent news of Amazon sellers based in China being shut down in droves, we at Global From Asia have been noticing quite a few different reactions in the community. For those not aware, in the summer of 2021, we have witnessed massive brands and sellers on Amazon being shut down overnight. Some simply having their seller account shut down, … Read More
GFAannouncement-broker. This is a special edition of the Global From Asia podcast. It’s a new chapter, the new focus we’re doing, and I just want to catch up, make sure everybody knows it’s going up – audio podcasts, video podcasts, YouTube vlog. Check it out. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/broker/.
Welcome to 2021, a world where we seriously have a broken border. Our cross-border business executive community has been locked down and grounded for over a year and it has taken a massive toll on the ecosystem. Yes, there are many big winners in ecommerce, many destroyed and many reborn. Global From Asia is finally doing an online event and … Read More
For many people around the globe, the land of the rising sun represents a new sunrise for their lives. It is an opportunity to start a new life in a unique and fascinating country. For all intents and purposes, there are many reasons why people would want to relocate to Japan. When people initially think of Japan, their minds inevitably … Read More
A GFAVIP membership is a great opportunity to grow your cross border business. Signing up for a membership instantly connects you with professionals and experts who understand what it takes to make a business succeed. You also gain access to an invaluable contact list, 1 on 1 sessions where you can ask all your burning questions, and a community of … Read More
We are excited to announce that Global From Asia’s parent company Shadstone Limited has been an early adopter and believer in the decentralized web (dWeb). What is dWeb? Internet on the Blockchain! First, a quick crash on dWeb, aka decentralized internet where the domain name and the hosting are on the blockchain. There are developing technologies in the space and … Read More
In terms of reaching Southeast Asia, Shopee is a great platform of choice to sell your items. Countries included in its reach are the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam to name a few. Sellers from China and Hong Kong can also get their products across to other Southeast Asia countries. If you are interested in selling on Shopee, … Read More
The world is in a tough place nowadays. With the current state brought about by the pandemic, people should be even more cautious about keeping their health intact. It has been stated since the start that staying at home and keeping a healthy distance from one another is one way of ensuring that the pandemic does not make its way … Read More
GFA295. The Coronavirus, now officially known as SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease COVID-19, has infected more than 70,000 people from its epicenter in Wuhan, China to the world over. We gathered from 27 business experts within the GFAVIP community, their insights on how the coronavirus scare affected their businesses and the industry as a whole.
It wasn’t a long time ago when crossing borders was a far-fetched milestone for small local businesses. With the development of e-commerce however, even small businesses were presented opportunities for growth across borders. E-commerce plays a very crucial role in pushing further and beyond, international trade. Learn more of Incoterms and what it stands for.
What is the impact of global health emergency happening right now on the global economy? The start of the year 2020 did not seem to be all promising. January was filled with news of conflicts, disasters, calamities and death. These unfortunate events, some at catastrophic levels, sprawled globally. US, Middle East, Australia, Asia, Europe and other parts of the world found themselves facing these battles head-on.
Hyperlocal and e-commerce are closely related as both are dealing with marketing products and services. But there are major differences between the both of them that may influence entrepreneurs in choosing which direction to take. The e-commerce industry has been expanding its reach year on year, trying to carve out a bigger chunk of the pie of global retail sales. Find out how ecommerce has an effect on hyperlocal businesses.
The E-commerce revolution is growing at a rapid pace and shows no sign of slowing down. Not only is it growing, it is also evolving. Allied industries move in parallel which only makes e-commerce an even stronger force. E-commerce in the year 2019 is not without the emergence of key developments that will move through with updates in year 2020. There were a lot, of course, but we will highlight some of those that we deem will be used optimally and be upgraded continually.
What does it mean when we say, “in retrospect”? A quick google search would return with the results, “in looking back; contemplating the past”. As we close this year, it is a very opportune time to look back at what was for Global From Asia in 2019. It wasn’t an easy ride but it sure was one that we will … Read More
We have learned early on, even while some of us were still in college taking up a business course, how valuable a business plan is. Writing a business plan is already being inculcated in the minds of the young, wherever they are nestled, to mold an entrepreneurial mindset. But more than just a university requirement, what is it really? Do businesses really need to write one? Is this a step that can be skipped?