Become a Cross Border Business Master
Cross Border E-Commerce
The act of selling something from one country to another via B2C (business to consumer). Many feel this is exclusively Chinese cross-border e-commerce (selling into China by shipping B2C from an overseas country) – the term cross border e-commerce originated once eBay started actively recruiting Chinese sellers on its US marketplace in 2006.
Cross Border E-Commerce is what we talk about a ton here at Global From Asia. Having it purchased in one country and then delivered from another. The lines are getting blurred – especially with Amazon FBA allowing Chinese factories to put their products right in the center of the e-commerce’s warehouse and fulfilled to a US consumer the same as anyone else – cross border e-commerce is fascinating and we have more content added on this topic regularly. Here are a few of our more popular podcasts and blog guides.
Here are some popular blog posts we have on the topic of cross border e-commerce:
China Cross Border E-Commerce
A bit more specific – and commonly called cross-border e-commerce in China – is Chinese cross-border e-commerce. This is the act of selling products from outside of China (warehoused and fulfilled) and shipping them B2C (business to consumer, 1 by 1) into Mainland China.
This is a hot topic because of the tax savings that can be had to the end consumer (they may not have to pay tax upon receiving the goods, or they may have to) – but more on the business side – the company doesn’t need to invest in setting up a Chinese company.
Cross Border Logistics
It is critical to have a good shipping, warehousing, and fulfillment solution to do successful cross border e-commerce.
It is mission critical in e-commerce to have the right logistics in place. Getting your goods from the supplier to your end consumer must be seamless and without hiccups. Global From Asia understands the importance of cross border logistics and regularly interviews service providers in the space. On top of logistics companies, we also want to hear from e-commerce companies themselves on what is happening for their own fulfillment needs. Our readers and listeners loves to know the nitty gritty on cross border warehousing, logistics, and payments and we have a passion to keep a steady flow of knowledge delivered.
These guides give you deep insights on what it takes to ensure you get your goods to customers in a timely and safe way.
Cross Border Payments
Financial institutions are going through massive disruption. But banks love cross-border payments – this is where they can enjoy fees and foreign exchange rate margins much higher than domestic (within the same country) transactions. Global From Asia is passionate about sharing the latest trends and solutions for cross border payments, to keep more money in your pocket both as a business owner and individual.
- Results After 2 Days Applying to Bank Accounts in Hong Kong
- Cross Border Payments Comparison
- Paypal Hong Kong Guide
- Paypal China Guide
- Merchant Account Comparison
- WorldPay Application Process
- Why Banking Is Hard in Asia
- Braintree Application Process
- Bitcoin from Hong Kong
- Why You Should Consider Opening a 2nd Bank Account
- Paying Chinese Suppliers
Cross Border Travel
Cross Border travel! What is the right Passport visa when going to a new country? Can you get a second passport? Where should you have your residency? As your cross border business grows – you as an individual will need to take a more active role on finding the best location for your business and yourself. Start this journey by travel – seeing new countries and experiencing new business opportunities. Here at Global From Asia we have a growing number of guides on crossing borders, enjoy
- Hong Kong and China border Crossing
- Life of a Cross border business man
- Should You Live in Shenzhen or Hong Kong?
- Getting From Shenzhen Airport to Hong Kong
- Moving to Hong Kong
- Trip to the Qianhai Free Trade Zone
- Offline Tools When Traveling Across borders
- China E-Channel
- Work Life Balance in Cross Culture Marriages
Taxes and Re-Organization
Once you go cross-border you rarely go back. A big pain point our community faces is how to deal with taxes. Especially with cross border, you have at least 2 countries involved – who should receive the tax income? All governments want as much tax revenue as they can get, but what is the fair amount of tax that they should receive? This is a hot topic in cross border business and governments around the world are reviewing how to adjust to the growing market of cross border business. Global From Asia wants to help you find the latest documents needed and tax trends to ensure you’re following the law, here are some of our most popular topics on cross border tax jurisdiction.
Passports and Residency
Maybe you have been doing cross border travel (mentioned above) and now want to make a long term move. While we at Global From Asia believe everyone from around the world should have the same opportunity, our current borders don’t believe so. So we keep on top of the latest in passports and residency for your growing cross border business.
Should you look into an additional passport? Give up one you already have? How about residency, where should you file as a tax resident? These are all complex and intimate decisions, and we work hard to provide free resources to get that rolling.
Cross Border / Culture Management
Managing a team is hard enough, never mind when it is in various countries around the world. So many different holidays, labor laws, and cultures to balance. Cross border culture and team management is something not discussed enough and we work alongside you in our quest to find great content and interviews to give you the best knowledge in today’s complex cross border business environment.
Chinese Company Setup (in Free Trade Zone)
Looking to have someone work alongside you on your own Chinese company setup – inside the free trade zone? We have a VIP service just for you, a full service from start to finish with one of our client service agents.
Cross Border Banking
One of the common confusion points many global businesses have inside China is getting their banking in order. While this is part of our incorporation service above, we do offer this as a service separate for those who already have their business going and looking for a booster pack!
Cross Border Warehousing, Express, and Logistics
A key part of a product based business. Having your products in the FTZ (free trade zone) is a key part of why you’re doing cross border business. Work with our team to get this process started smooth. The getting started and putting the systems in place is a critical part to get right the first time. Learn More.
Cross Border Summit
Our annual conference for Global From Asia. This is an action packed multi-day conference full of speakers and activities to celebrate the growing trends in cross border business. Focused on e-commerce and import/export, this will be a great experience to have hyper learning and networking in the industry.
Cross Border Business Trips
Want to come and see it for yourself? Take a day out of your busy schedule and see it. We leave from Hong Kong (Or Shenzhen) on a regular basis and take you from doorstep to shipping port. Visit companies,meet service providers, listen to expert speakers, network with others in your shoes in an action packed day.
Want to take a trip to China and see manufacturing and markets first hand? Join a group of experts who will show you the ins and outs of Hua Qiang Bei electronics market. Meet us in Hong Kong and we’ll come across the border together in a fully immersive experience.
A great balance of seeing manufacturing and learning in some speaker sessions, this is a great first experience on China manufacturing and business.
Cross Border Consulting
Want to talk to a cross border business consultant? Get ahold of our representatives today and we can work alongside you on your specific business case. This is a great option for those at the early stages of deciding if business here is right for them.
Are you looking to integrate shopping carts, logistics services, and/or merchant accounts and banking? To build a scalable and healthy e-commerce business, especially cross-border, is to have the right systems in place. While there are amazing platforms and e-commerce software out there today, making them all work together is quite a challenge. Let our team sit next to you during this process and help integrate it and make a smooth flow.
Want to learn in a seminar or online? We have multiple presentations you can come to sit in on, at our training venue or from the comfort of your home and office.