Trade wars… The USA and China, constantly exchanging blows. The latest one being China striking back by raising tariffs on another 60$ billion worth of American goods. E-Commerce businesses worldwide trying to ship their orders globally will directly feel the consequences of this ongoing war for economic power. I am sure that if you are reading this, you have too! Whether you are an American e-commerce business trying to get your goods to Chinese consumers, or the other way around, you will likely notice the effects of these tariffs on your bank statement. It hurts, doesn’t it? It does not have to be this way though!
Ever heard of Hong Kong?
A wonderful metropolis with amazing food and hardworking people. Located in the south of China, and yes, while officially being part of it, it does have a great deal of autonomy. It is what you would call a, special administrative region of the motherland, China. Now, we won’t go over the complete history of Hong Kong, you can read that on Wikipedia, but having been separated from China for a long time under British rule, the city developed an economy vastly different from the mainland. In 1997, Hong Kong was returned to China and promises were made that Hong Kong could keep its autonomy.
For a long time, Hong Kong was the number 2 economy in the world in terms of ease of doing business. Since 2014, Hong Kong has lost the second place to New Zealand and Denmark, but it is still the number 4.
This is not all. Tax rates are really low as well. Sometimes even neglect-able. But what you really came for is the following… Tariffs can be completely avoided if you decide to ship your goods through Hong Kong! At least as of today (27 May, 2018), Hong Kong has not been affected by these trade wars and continues to rock its unique position with pride. What does this all mean to you?
You’ll want to ship through Hong Kong!
You may not know how and that is perfectly alright. Floship knows how, and we love to share what we know with e-commerce businesses looking to send their orders to China, or from China to the United States. We are an E-Commerce (and Crowdfunding) Order Fulfillment Software and Services Provider based in Hong Kong. We store goods in our warehouses, pick & pack orders as they come in through our fully automated and integrated API and send them out within 24 hours. Our award-winning order fulfillment software connects seamlessly with all leading e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento and Amazon. Our software also integrates with several Chinese platforms such as Taobao and JD.com. So no matter which direction your parcels are supposed to go, we got you covered.
How it works, you ask…?
Shipping through Hong Kong saves you a lot of money as you get to avoid tariffs. Say you send your goods from the States to Hong Kong, how would that work? We would receive your inventory in bulk, process it and store your SKU’s in our warehouses. When orders from China (and elsewhere in the world) flow in through your website and our integrated tech, we would prepare the parcels and send them cross-border into mainland China – tariff free! It works the same way for Chinese businesses looking to ship goods to American customers.
Let’s start saving money, shall we?
Do you represent an e-commerce business expecting an average monthly minimum of 300 orders and eager to learn more? Please go ahead and get in touch, fill out the form and we will get back to you within a business day. Stop wasting money on these ever increasing tariffs, start shipping the smart way. Work with Floship!