mardi 18 novembre 2014

Sensors in China, huge Potential online

Sensors in China, huge Potential online 

In this BtB world ecommerce in China is still very powerfull... 

According to the report from Research and Markets, private detection products and joint-ventured China hold the lower and middle end of the market, and high-end products are produced mainly by foreign manufacturers. Automakers use advanced analytics to learn more about what their customers need and how their cars are on the road, as shown in this special report article. Most of the data from these efforts will come from sensors and cameras, rapidly proliferating throughout the industry.
China sensor Industry Report, 2013-2016 predicts that in 2016 the output of the sensor will reach 3.16 billion Chinese.

The market for Chinese sensors 

The market for Chinese sensors can be divided into two steps: (1) Prior to 2009, the sensors in China, driven by automotive and industrial electronics has grown rapidly, but were affected by the financial crisis.

Delphi in China

Delphi is one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide and has worked with automakers almost as long as there were automakers. And it has a strong history of innovation. Among other things, he built the first electric starter in 1911, the first car radio to the dashboard in 1936, and in 1994 the first integrated system of radio-navi Now he has built a self-driving car, but will not be sold to the public. This robot-car based on the Audi, is a sales catalog for automakers. The car contains all the elements needed to build a truly autonomous system components Delphi will be happy to sell.
In other words, it is a system off-the-shelf self that could help manufacturers to catch Google. source

Overview of the market

 The output has bottomed in 2009. (2) from 2009 to 2012, the market for Chinese sensors entered a path of slow recovery, with output as high as 1.99 billion in 2012. The Chinese manufacturers of sensors mainly concentrated in the region of the Yangtze River Delta, also accompanied by formation of regional layout in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Xi'an and other central cities, including the Shanghai, Wuxi and Nanjing -cored region of the Yangtze River Delta were gradually equipped with thermo-sensitive magnetic detection and image, weighing, photoelectric, temperature, gas-sensitive, and other production systems sensor and related industries . Given the trend of development, private detection products and joint-ventured China hold markets with low and mid-range, while the high quality products are manufactured primarily by foreign manufacturers, such as Honeywell and Rosemount in terms of pressure sensors; Mettler and HBM for load cells; P + F, Turck and Omron Photoelectric Sensor; Freescale Aalegra Dallars and sensors for chip level; Rumata and Raytek infrared sensors; Delphi and automotive sensors.

Small Quantities are sold online

Most of Agents and dealer in China use online to purchase their sensors, focused on cheap price and acceptable quality explain the CEO of Fil control in China

In 2012, 80% of the leading manufacturers of sensors in the world have already entered the Chinese market. China sensor unit writing authority advisers and industry associations, and the sources of the most complete information of the sensor field in the world, covering the latest product releases, technical information, reports on market trends and the application and case studies, annual publication Prospects for the sensor industry. 6 years, Sensors China provides professional readers with a bi-monthly magazine paper and digital e-magazine, e-newsletter bi-weekly, mobile applications, and helps improve productivity, reduce costs, and turn innovations real competitive advantages.

Fields : How a e-commerce website in China can emerge

Fields : How a e-commerce website in China can emerge

Interview of the Founder of Steve Liang on Yourstory

Steve Liang: I started when I was 39 fields and at a major crossroads in my life. All I knew was that I wanted to focus on ethics, fair trade and appropriate business practices that not tolerate corruption.
This is our current mission statement for the fields. Our first version:
"CHAMPS is a premium online food retailer that offers high quality, safe, compliant products to retail customers in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu. It provides a friendly, reliable and professional service through a user-friendly website and attractive. CHAMPS offers up a structure through sustainable "costs.

I want to highlight the first sentence. we want to create a world-class company, good ethical business practices, zero corruption policy that supports and promotes social responsibility. This is our brand and philosophy that we all live by the fields. This, I believe, clearly resonates with everyone and we return every time we make big decisions, difficult in our management meetings.
Instrumental to the survival of the field for more than four years, was our first investor, TZG partners. To start a business in China or a country, it must be hard work, courage, patience, resilience and luck. Luck will only happen if you practice these first four values.

the story

My first encounter with TZG Partners was very random. Co-founder of TZG, Josh, was the husband of a client in my previous job and they orchestrated a meeting between us. At that time, I was so down and I did not really want to meet Element Fresh in Shanghai Centre Portman. Running on my last thousand RMB, I feared that I would have to pay for a bill for breakfast which I really do not have the money. I already had a ticket to return to Kansas, United States, and I resigned myself to be an engineer again. Fortunately, Josh paid for breakfast and even gave me a ride back to my apartment, allowing me to save 2RMB on the bus ticket. After a week of negotiations, I began CHAMPS Monday. We met March 9, 2009 and March 13, CHAMPS is born. And Monday, March 16 I made my first sale and officially began my wild and uncertain turn with fields. Growth so far Yes, the field is growing fast enough that the desire and demand for healthy food in China increases. As I said, we started the company in 2009. From 2010 to 2012, our business has grown over 180% each year, while revenues increased by 220%. In 2009, we delivered only in Shanghai, but now we deliver in 7 other cities of Jiangsu province and Zhejiang (Hangzhou, Suzhou, Taicang, Ningbo, Nanjing, Wuxi and Changzhou) Experience starting in China As I said earlier, to start a business in China or a country, it must be hard work, courage, patience, resilience and luck. Luck will only happen if you practice these first four values.
We are growing rapidly, we have a significant amount of competition and we are in transition from a bootstrap start a small business, but we still do not want to lose our starting values. And even after the recent funding, we must be more careful with our money. Be frugal and doing "good things" with our money is really important.

It is rewarding to work FIELDS, but it is also very difficult. When I started this business, TZG 40,000RMB me to build the business. On the first day, we had a bootstrap mentality where savings being warned and produces results was paramount. To do this, we performed two objectives: we practice our business ethics; and secondly, we need to show results immediately. No sales means no income and no be able to pay our bills. We need to get sales quickly and be efficient with what we do. When I see all obstacles in the operations, I am frustrated. Often, I have perspective to see how we have grown and improved in the past. It boils down to finding the best talent and make them work together as a team.

Fields Strategy

However, having the right incubator / VC investor / PE / angel is often important for the survival and growth of a company. A good investor will usually frustrating endless 99% of the time. But that 1% of the time when they are really good, they save you from catastrophic events. And 1%, it is useful to have professional investors. Fields was incredibly lucky with the partnership TZG.
We also expect our partnerships with new investors will be as fruitful. But when I look back now, TZG taught me to focus and develop strategies really. They coached me and made me incredibly hard, strong and resistant in the management of a company. They helped and supported me in become better leader more difficult. And I think my relationship with TZG (Ben, Josh, and Tony) is for the better and stronger on all the difficult and trying times that we lived. E-commerce in China - potential learning challenges? TZG also contributed greatly to the strategy. It took us about nine months to properly develop our business plan and strategy to get us where we are today. Several times we thought and discussed the possibility of opening stores in various locations within Shanghai. We used to debate endlessly about opening an online store against. And I am happy that whenever Josh told me politely "NO"! He stressed the importance of focusing on a single trade and how important it was for us to prove to TZG, clients and future investors on the viability of being online only. This strategy paid off with our Series A financing (see attached press release).

The second strategy that paid was our investment in operations. The majority of our capital expenditures were invested in equipment and warehouse trucks. For fields to make our sustainable business, we have taken a different path. We chose the path of higher margins and quality. As expats, we did not have the ability to communicate effectively with customers in China, I am not able to do "guanxi" marketing business channel huge gift and I'm not talented enough to perform a rapid growth , scalable business as Yihaodian (founders who are also amazingly intelligent and common sense). These guys have done some amazing things. By comparison, only four years after CHAMPS still a fraction of what they have accomplished at the same time.
With higher margins, we had to do vertical integration and the packaging meant, cutting and delivery of our own products. Packing and slaughter is a very simple that most grocery stores in the United States are part of their own butcher idea. However, bringing our internal logistics and internal management was initially against-intuitive.
In 2009, the consensus was that making our own delivery was perhaps not the smartest strategic decision that we should rather focus on marketing and selling our products and delivery to entrust a third party. It was that other online companies were doing and we were wondering if we should do that too. We laughed from having a delivery system managed internally is expensive, causes many headaches and operation means that we do not concentrate our energy and resources in the right areas.
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Hiring: One of the biggest challenges

One of my biggest problems right now is the recruitment and expansion of this business. Because we're doing something so different from most Chinese business, our biggest problem is to recruit the best talent. It is difficult to get people to understand and still buy into the philosophy of what we do, which is:
Focus on research and provide consistent worldwide products for our customers with high quality, safe, and. We prefer local and organic foods if possible, selective where not possible.
Providing high quality, safe and consistent is difficult to do every day. And to be consistent is even more difficult, especially as we are open 365 days a year, no matter what holiday and no matter how the weather is. We ship every day and we expect to deliver high quality products. Getting people to understand and live this philosophy is what I do for the past five years. Which brings us to recruit and retain the best talent. That's what we want to do:

Fields China : We support and reward excellent motivated team

We recruit and reward people who want to excel in their work. We train and take care of our employees, to foster an environment focused on results, happiness and creativity. We create a workplace that values and benefits from various skills and experience of our employees.
Recently, we completed and closed our first round of Series A financing or talk about venture capital. In our fundraising efforts during the past year, both funds have joined fields. The first investor is the federal capital, an angel investor in Taiwan (Andy Wang) and the second is Clearvue Partners (CVP), a private equity professional risk supported with a talented team (Will Chen, Harry Hui, Irene Cai) with strong funding and, most importantly, impressive knowledge in detail.
It is an exciting time to be in the fields. We plan to use this investment to improve our operations, website, warehouse and recruit top talent, but also in touch with you, the customer, by strengthening our service, quality, and community. During the next year, you will see more convenience in our delivery service, unique products, more interesting fruits and vegetables, more seafood and meats and more transparency. A happy life begins with fresh, nutritious and healthy foods.

mercredi 12 novembre 2014

Single Day = Jackpot for Alibaba, leader in e-commerce in China

Single Day = Jackpot for Alibaba, leader in e-commerce in China !

Single Day = Jackpot for Alibaba, leader in e-commerce in China

8:00, November 11 (Beijing Time): Alibaba announced that it has recorded $ 2 billion in gross merchandise value in the first hour, the equivalent of what it has done in almost nine hours last year. See the table at the bottom of this post for a detailed comparison.
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday - Simple day China is now the largest center frenzy online world.
From midnight (Beijing time) on November 11, China hosts the e-commerce holiday of the year - 24 hours on single day sale. Last year, Alibaba Group Jack Ma scored $ 5.8 billion in the single November 11, setting a record for the e-commerce giant since the early holiday sales five years ago. Which exceeded $ 3.7 billion in combined sales line Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday from desktop computers in the US, according to comScore.
Alibaba to in giant online e-commerce in China looking to hit another record that could exceed $ 8 billion this year., one of the main sites of Alibaba, invented the 24-hour sale five years ago to enjoy the popular single Day, when young people in mainland China either celebrate or lament "unique." The party takes its name from the four "1" on the date of November 11, which resemble four bare sticks. in Chinese, naked or guanggun refers to guys who are single stick. to target this population of young urban consumers sales started with 27 vendors and has grown to include some 27,000 marks in just five years.

For Alibaba, a key component of this year is the ability to connect with Chinese consumers brands and overseas retailers. More than 200 dealers from over 20 countries will compete for a share of the record spending by Chinese consumers, the company said. Chinese buyers can now purchase deals overseas so clean not only Alibaba e-commerce sites, such as Taobao and Tmall; they can also shop at major retail sites abroad and pay with Alipay, thanks to the newly launched EPass program.
Singles Day sale this year also includes the most fierce competition between large companies and retailers of electronic commerce in China, such as, Jumei and Vipshop. To consolidate its leadership and closing of competitors, Alibaba threatened legal action last month and forced to withdraw from media advertising to other businesses using the unique expression "double." Back in 2013, Alibaba cleverly copyrights the phrase "Double 11" (Shuang yi shi in Chinese). Here's how the single Alibaba Day Sale stacked against its competitors and other days online sales: Alibaba GMV (gross merchandise value), which jumped from $ 8 million to a record $ 5.8 billion in the past five years has reached a new record of $ 9.3 billion in 2014

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