If your company is not registered in China, some e-commerce platforms will not be available to you. Alibaba decided to create a separate platform for such companies – Tmall Global (Tmall.hk). Unlike Tmall, it is possible to open a store on Tmall Global even for those companies that do not have a Chinese legal entity. You don't need to register a company in China specifically, have an offline store or warehouse in China, or even a Chinese bank account.
Now Tmall Global is the leader among the cross-border trade platforms, where there are more than 20 thousand brands from 77 countries and regions. The main goal of the platform is not only to find popular products outside China for Chinese consumers, but also to help foreign companies enter the Chinese market.
Your company must be registered outside of mainland China to open an online store on Tmall Global. The larger your business, the higher the chance that your application will be considered faster.
Requirements and documents for opening a flagship or regular store:
bank statement in dollars;
foreign business license (Chinese license is also suitable);
company account in Alipay;
a document confirming the identity of a company representative;
information about the trademark owner;
a copy of the product license.
After you have prepared all the documents, you will need to provide a 25 thousand dollars security deposit. There is also an additional fee from 5 to 10 thousand dollars, which will depend on the category of the product. Tmall Global also takes a fee from sales - it varies from 0 to 10%. In addition, Alipay will also take 1% commission for using the payment system.
There is an advertising service of Alibaba – Alimama that will ensure faster promotion of your store on Tmall Global. To use it, the store's rating must be at least 4.4 points and comply with the rules of the platform without violations. The amount that will have to be minimally deposited for the first time is 300 yuan.
Our team will help you at every stage of opening a store: from registration to organizing the delivery of your product to the customers. Reviews of our work can be found on the main page.