Go Big or Go Home

In business, china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

These blue Chinese moving trucks always bring back memories of my hardships and travels doing business in China. They represent the times I had to box up my belongings, my office equipment, and various Chinese staff at the time, to move from one location to another. Sometimes it was due to positive business developments, other times it was to “shelter …

Looking Back to When I was 2 years old….now ending up in China

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini13 Comments

Inside the Chinese warehouse office, the past couple days there has been new road construction right outside….with trucks paving and construction workers taking breaks right outside the gates. I took a walk to get some fresh air from being in the office….in this blog you’ll see a quick snapshot I took with my mobile. Taking that walk, getting that air….and …

Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?

In social media by Michael Michelini3 Comments

While it is scary to see people ALWAYS on their mobile phone…I find it hard to believe it is making us “anti-social”…..Marshall sent me over an article I thought would be worth blogging about…..Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US below is a basic idea of what its about: Turkle’s thesis is simple: technology is threatening …

Wrapping Up an Insane Weekend: Hong Kong, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Shenzhen

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Monday morning and heading back to Dongguan from Shenzhen via bus. Wondering if this will become my normal weekend in 2011? Still trying to firm up my personal physical LOCATION strategy….many friends ask if I do an online business, why is location so important, why do I travel so much? Well, maybe because not many other people are moving around….so …

China’s e-commerce turnover up 22% in 2010

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E-commerce turnover in China jumped 22 percent in 2010 from a year earlier to 4.5 trillion yuan (681.82 billion U.S. dollars), an industry report said on Tuesday. Online retail sales almost doubled to 513.1 billion yuan, according to the report released by the China e-commerce research center. The report estimated that online retail sales would double to hit 1 trillion …

Online group purchase to balloon in 2011

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China’s online group purchase market is expected to reach 16.5 billion yuan ($2.45 billion) in 2011, accounting for about one percent of all online retail sales, according to a recent industry report. The sales volume of group purchases in the second half of 2010 totaled 1.79 billion yuan, with that in December alone reaching 401 million yuan, tuan800.com, a group purchase …

Mobile Phone Stolen!

In china business by Michael Michelini18 Comments

Sunday morning here at Dave’s place typing this up. I was going to ONLY talk about my weekend and the Chinese New Years, I’ll save it for a later post tonight and focus on mobile phones being stolen in this post, as I lost all my photos from the Chinese New Years dinner as they were on my phone….others at …

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I remember when my friend Hasan visited me last August… he and other say I am still basically the same person I was in university….that hyper-active “kid” baby face who just won’t take “its not possible” for an answer. “Mikey likes it”, the kid who would take dares and dish them out just the same (getting in trouble a few …

Adapting Slowly To Being Deeper in Mainland China

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Last week was a hyperactive week of traveling throughout Philippines and Guangdong, China, this week I have managed to stay in one place for almost a week. I have stayed over Dongguan a few nights in the past, but this was the longest streak yet. My plan is to bounce between Philippines and china / Hong Kong for the medium …

Incoterms 2010

In How To Guides by Michael Michelini0 Comments

 The Incoterms 2010 published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are effective as of Jan. 1, 2011. The Incoterms 2010 are arranged in two categories as follows: Rules for Any Mode of Transport: CIP — Carriage and Insurance Paid CPT — Carriage Paid To DAP — Delivered At Place DAT — Delivered At Terminal DDP — Delivered Duty Paid …

In the Center of China / USA Talks

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Chinese president Hu Jintao is in America these days, and it seems like everything connects….China seems to be “opening up” more to American demands by agreeing to the following this week: * Buying more American goods – planes from Boeing, cars, and other services. But its not saying specifically if it will help American companies that are in China. * …

Survey result for future meetings

In News by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Dear friends, thanks for doing the survey for future meetings. Really appreciate your  enthusiasm and efforts. According to the survey up to now, the future meetings would be held in English monthly at certain Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm/6pm in Nanshan or Shekou. For the 2nd meetup, it will be after Chinese New Year holiday, either Saturday Feb. 19 or Saturday Feb. 26. For the topic,  we now have top …

Survey for future meetings, need feedback

In News by Michael Michelini

Dear attendees of last Saturdays’s 1st Shenzhen Ecommerce Meeting, I was overwhelmed a bit with the great turnout of both Chinese and Foreigners at last Saturday’s event. As promised, I am sending out this email to get more feedback from you guys on what you want from this Kindly take this short survey, link as follows: http://survit.com/mysurvey.php?A1=1537640&B1=752215 Also, to centralize …

Powerpoint Presentations from the First Meetup

In Presentations by Michael Michelini0 Comments

For our first Shenzhen Ecommerce meetup, we had 3 presentations: First was a basic overview of the differences between Western and Chinese ecommerce, speaker was Michael Michelini, slides here: differences in usa and china ecommerce Second was Tristan, Guang Yao, who went over Chinese social media. Chinese Social Media Third, Huck Liang could not attend, so Michael went over the …

Importing Merchandise From Hong Kong Into Mainland China

In How To Guides by Michael Michelini1 Comment

As China grows, it is consuming more and more. Its middle class has been hungry for foreign brands and foreign goods. So how do you take advantage of this boomtown in China? If you have a product that you think would rock in China, but not sure how to logistically get it into Mainland, then read on! There are 3 …