Robert Burns in Australia: speaking events September & October 2015 (SP)

Speaking soon at Austrade, AmCHAM and ACBC events come and meet and hear China Sales Co GM and China marketing expert Robert Burns speak at these upcoming events in Victoria and Tasmania. Robert Burns will be happy to meet and provide information on how to open your Alipay account, how to open We Chat Account and ChinaSEM and Baidu accounts.


Launceston: "Austrade presents: " Guide for E-Commerce in China"

Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015

Venue name: Launceston Town Hall

Address: 18-28 St John Street

City/suburb: Launceston, Tasmania

Start time: 1.00pm (Registration) 1.30pm seminar begins End time: 4.45pm

Bendigo "Austrade presents: Guide for E-Commerce in China"

Date: Thursday 10 September 2015

Venue name: The Capitol

Address: 50 View Street Bendigo 3552

City/suburb: Bendigo, Victoria

Start time: 1.00pm (Registration) 1.30pm seminar begins End time: 4.30pm

Traralgon: The Australia China Business Council Victoria presents: "Growing business opportunities in China"

Date: Friday 11 September 2015

Venue name: The Century Hotel

Address: 5 Airfield Rd, Latrobe Valley VIC 3844

City/suburb: Traralgon, Victoria

Start time: 1.00pm (Registration) 1.30pm seminar begins End time: 4.30pm

Geelong "Austrade presents: Guide for E-Commerce in China"

Date: Monday 14 September 2015

Venue name: Geelong City Hall

Address: 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

City/suburb: Geelong

Start time: 8.30am (Registration) 9.00am seminar begins, End time: 12.30pm

Melbourne "ANZ, the Australia China Business Council & American Chamber of Commerce presents: How to do Social Media in China"

Seminar and workshop with special international guests Mr. Stephen Chun and Tarek Najam"

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2015

Venue name: ANZ Bank

Address: Level 34, 100 Queens St. Melbourne 3000

City/suburb: Melbourne

Start time: 8.30am (Registration) 9.00am seminar begins, End time: 11.30am

ACBC members register here: "ACBC registration page"

AmCham members register here: "AmCham registration page"

China Sales Co. featured in Austrade "Guide to E-Commerce in China" (SP)

China Sales Co. is honored to be included in Austrade's "Guide to E-Commerce in China" publication with forward by the Minister for Trade Hon. Andrew Robb and Minister for Small Business Hon. Hon. Bruce Billison.

The launch of the guide for Australian businesses involved a 3 city roadshow, with 200+ attendees in Melbourne June 29th, Sydney 1st of July and on the Gold Coast on July 3rd.

Each event was attended by local members of Parliament, senior representatives of Austrade and China-Australia business councils, Alibaba,,, Yihaodian, and a panel of experts.

China Sales Co. GM Robert Burns spoke on "How to get paid" and introduced to the audience the benefits of cross border e-commerce by opening Alipay and Union Pay accounts. Robert also spoke on "how to market online in China" and the importance of Social Media and localised web presence "to help curious Chinese consumers overcome the barrier to sale."

"We congratulate the hard work that the China Austrade office has put into this guide" stated Robert. "It contains valuable information and will inspire more Australian businesses to get engaged in China."

GM attends China-Australia FTA signing ceremony in Canberra (SP)

After more than a decade of negotiations the China-Australia free trade agreement was signed in Canberra on Wednesday 17th June at the National Gallery of Australia Gandel Hall in front of 200 invited guests including the Mr. Tony Abbot, the Prime Minister of Australia and the China Commerce Minister Mr. Gao Hucheng, Trade Minister Andrew Robb and other senior dignified guests.

China Australia FTA signing June 17, Canberra
China Australia FTA signing June 17, Canberra

"This is an historic day, you can tell your grandchildren you were here today" said PM Tony Abbot before witnessing the signing of the FTA. "The Chinese can now eat more of our beef and drink more of our great wines" to chuckles from the audience.

Both the PM and Mr. Gao proposed a toast to each leader and people's of China and Australia.

Australian PM and China Commerce Minister
Australian PM and China Commerce Minister

China Sales Co. founder and GM, Robert Burns said "I felt honored and grateful to be one of the invited guests to witness the historic signing of the FTA between our two nations"stated Robert. "It was a cheerful day with people in the room all smiling and congratulating each other on the achievement."

Aus-China FTA signing invitation
Aus-China FTA signing invitation

Alibaba Invests Into The Future (SP)

Posted: May 14, 2015.


Alibaba Group (which developed Alipay), has announced May 7 in NYC that CEO Jonathan Lu will be replaced by COO Daniel Zhang from Sunday. Lu will remain on the management board. Zhang has been a key person behind Alibaba's Tmall 11.11 Singles' Day which is now the world's biggest single e-commerce event.

Zhang told Bloomberg television that Alibaba was looking to bring in a younger generation of leaders.

”The leaders of the company's key business units were born in the 1970s. We also are trying to bring more and more 1980s, 1985, 1990s young generations to the middle-class level, finally to the leadership level," stated Zhang. "We believe this will be the foundation for our future growth."

Alibaba’s revenue surged 45% in the 1st quarter of 2015 however profit margins are lower compared to same period last year.

Click here to read original article “Business Insider”

We Chat assists your Chinese tourist CRM (SP)

"We Chat leaps the firewall"

"We Chat user uptake is not slowing down" stated Robert Burns. "It is now looking almost certain that We Chat will-eclipse Facebook as the world's most popular Social Media platform this year (2015) or latest early 2016. Furthermore it is already well engaged with monetizing it's giant user base by giving them more useful options, rather than 100% relying upon selling to advertisers whom are trying to reach it's users."

Owned by TenCent, We Chat has become the most popular mobile Social Media platform in China. It started as an internet based communication and social media platform (similar to Twitter) and today now has added online transactions and many further further functionalities. It is also a great way to harness Social media so that Chinese tourists can instantly share their moments on holidays at your destination. Have you noticed Chinese tourists taking photos then instantly uploading them?

1. We Chat is free to use *for personal use.

All you need is a 4G mobile device and download to get it. Want to try We Chat? Click here to go directly to the "official We Chat download page" and try it for free. Scan the QR code on the page with your cell phone for latest version.

*Businesses must-apply for official accounts if they wish to engage in e-commerce or marketing. China Sales Co. provides official verified accounts and custom We Chat e-stores.

2. We Chat is very popular.

Thanks to it's ability to handle multiple languages (currently 15) We Chat is also fast gaining popularity outside of China. In late 2014 it now has 800 million users and growing. it can even translate SMS messages as you SMS your international friends or pay them via CCD. An unverified estimate is that We Chat now has 200 million users out side of China and it has big plans for further global growth.

3. We Chat has 3 account levels.

Personal accounts: Users can talk on phone, SMS, share moments/links/pictures on your personal blog with groups/friends or public.

Subscription accounts: Businesses can create blogs and e-stores.

Serviced accounts: Businesses can create blogs and e-stores.

4. We Chat can process financial transactions.

Businesses can create e-commerce stores and transactions using the We Chat platform. China Sales Co. assists businesses open accounts *it is necessary for a local China business and bank account. For example, We Chat shops can be created for events (ticketing) tourism destinations (coupons) and brands (products).

5. We Chat is handy for live-translations.

Live service clients of China Sales Co. utilise We Chat "like Skype" to enable live business translations between customers and our staff in Shanghai. All you need is wi-fi and a mobile phone and China Sales Co. is bridging the communication gaps between you and your customers to ensure you can satisfy all requirements .

*note: if your business does not have an account we will assist create and open your business We Chat account contact China Sales Co. today.