A new ecommerce parcel delivery service will enable Australian businesses to sell to online consumers in China and have the items delivered to their doorsteps.
The service called eSAL, has been launched by Australia’s largest parcel delivery company, AMS eGroup.
Approved by Chinese Customs, the service is the first of its kind and will provide Australian businesses of all sizes to reach the online Chinese market space and provide Chinese customers with an unprecedented level of service.
eSAL will enable Chinese online shoppers who have purchased items from Australian businesses to track the status and movements of their parcel. eSAL will also send messages to the shopper in Mandarin and provide a return to sender services for parcels which require return.
China is the largest online market in the world estimated to be worth over USD $499 billion in value. Nearly 700 million Chinese shop online and many utilise social media platforms such as WeChat to buy online. Growth sectors for online shopping include health and wellbeing, with Chinese shoppers preferring to purchase Australian supplements, vitamins, baby formula, cosmetics and skin care.
While more and more Aussie businesses are exporting to China, the barriers to exporting can often be considerable. eSAL aims to takes away the difficulties by obtaining all the necessary approvals to make exporting a breeze with the eSAL platform dealing directly with sales, approvals, taxes, shipping, tracking and returns.
The solution will assist Australian businesses to:
– Register for an online selling certificate which must be displayed in their online store
– Register their products with Chinese authorities where relevant and necessary including the China Import and Export Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
– Set up online stores in China and online sales arrangements via online platforms
– Manage and remit any personal postal tax rates
– Manage the parcel shipping and delivery process from end to end including returns
Co founder and Group General Manager, AMS eGroup, Nick Ledowsky suggests the new service is a game changer for Australian businesses wanting to export to China.
“Our service will revolutionise the export sector for many Australian businesses, especially small to medium size businesses that want to sell into China cost-effectively,” Ledowsky, said.
“China’s market is huge and far outweighs the United States, the second largest e-retail market in the world, in both sales and growth.
“According to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the hot areas of e-retail growth for Chinese consumers is cross border ecommerce – purchases from foreign websites.
“There is a real opportunity for Australian businesses to ride this wave of growth across China. The Chinese love Australian goods. They see our products as being clean, high quality, well made and manufactured in well-regulated environments.
Ledowsky says the biggest challenge for Australian businesses is how to go about selling their products into China.
“Our new solution provides Australian businesses with the support they need to get their products registered for sale in China, creates the sales platforms to reach Chinese consumers and provides the end to end shipping so their products are delivered to the door-steps of Chinese buyers.
“Our service is a turnkey solution to export into China which will revolutionise the export process for Australian businesses.”