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Which kind of sites from China will attract english reader?
Which kind of sites from China will attract english reader?
heavenskyl




msg:3324220
 7:25 pm on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi,All:
I'm newbie from China and I want to have my first own websites.
We have a lot of websites in China and competition is very heavy.
I want to build site somewhat based on China but with English language,so the target customer is English foreigner.Hopefully, it'll be the bridge with China and the world.
Can you give me some hint thawhich kind of sites from China will attract you or some others?
I know some famous sites for business,travel, learning Chinese for the same purpose,so do you have some other suggestion?

Thanks in advance.

 

JesperFJ




msg:3326088
 12:14 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

What are you planning to sell in your web shop? How the order is sent, and the risk of fraud is typical user concerns the farther away the webshop is based. Accepting payments by credit card is always an extra safety for buyers, so remember to offer this, and mention it to the buyers. Offering Track and Trace codes for the shipment would also be great.

Good Luck

Jesper (Denmark)

heavenskyl




msg:3326091
 12:26 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi:JesperFJ.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I don't want to make the shop for some websites like alibaba.com has dominated the market.
I'm thinking about which chance I can find,that's why I post here.
Anyway, your post give me a lot of idea of web shop.
THanks.

Green_Grass




msg:3326142
 1:14 pm on Apr 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

It is really difficult for us to give you advice on which niche to target. You will have to research the same yourself.

As a non chinese, I would look to China maybe for travel related info. Info. abt. heritage /ancient sites/ History? (but info. sites may not really pay much and ad targetting may be difficult).

How abt. checking which sectors of the Chinese economy are currently hot? Who is going online? Hotel bookings? Air Bookings? Books? Vacations? Marriage sites? . Try writing reviews and giving your views. Try Tapping the local Chinese market for the Chinese surfer. You may make better money.

Just some random thoughts.

heavenskyl




msg:3327216
 10:23 am on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi:Green_Grass:

I admit it's difficult to find the perfect answer here,for I know myself better,I just want to find some idea from non chinese,so it'll help me to make decision.

I did think about info sites about China, but your opinion from ad aspect let me to think it over.I think your concern is correct.

I'm also thinking about targetting local market,I admit finding some sector which is hot and I have some interest will help me a lot.

Thanks for your advice.
Just some random thoughts.

sja65




msg:3327418
 2:08 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you talk to the average American, China is known for inexpensive, cheap products. Most of the consumers have no idea that high quality products are made there.

So, something you could sell to Americans would be anything really cheap. Just up the quantity to get it to a decent price point (don't sell 1 of something for $1, sell 50 for $50). Examples would be things like toys (kazoos, harmonicas, puzzles) and housewares (forks, glasses, placemats). Just be honest in your descriptions of the products (call it junk, but inexpensive junk) and people will still buy it because it is a bargain.

heavenskyl




msg:3327757
 7:05 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi:sja65:
Some friend also suggest me to run webshop.
But I don't know how it can earn money by my site.
You know you can find cheap made-in-China product in your country easily,so we know the exporter and importer has done their job.
I can't see how my site can do big business, but if it's small one,how we can earn money from small business,for small business,average cost is higher.
If you talk to the average American, China is known for inexpensive, cheap products. Most of the consumers have no idea that high quality products are made there.

I think my thought isn't mature,so if possible,I'm looking forward to your precious opinion for the chance of web shop from individual as me.

webjourneyman




msg:3327827
 8:19 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can you give me some hint thawhich kind of sites from China will attract you or some others

Perhaps something travel related or something unique to China and/or China is famous for.

An example of both could be a site about where english speakers can learn martial arts i.e. Kung Fu Monasteries.

You can visit the sites personally (in theory, I realize China is huge), photograph them, give directions, interview teachers, provide contact info etc.

You could begin by having only ads and then possibly branch out into selling translated training manuals/guides (in ebook and/or print format) and eventually training gear such as the nunchaku, clothes and more.

Another idea is "Ming" porceline, you can visite the place where the porceline clay is prepared, interview people who have made items out of it for generations.

Yet another is chinease art, where can I f.eks. go to learn chinease callygraphy or painting in the chinease style. Or Tai Chi, or chinease cooking and lets not forget the panda bear. ;)

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