How to Help Asia’s Unbanked Population

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Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

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This week: Helping Asia’s ‘Unbanked’ Population Join a Cashless Society, AdRoll Integrates With Magento In Search Of Early Stage Ecommerce Players and Ten Things To Do For HK$10 or Less in Hong Kong

Catching my breath after an amazing third annual Cross Border Summit! Thank you to everyone who came, and shout out to Meir Simhi for the great idea of making a CBS Bonus bundle, it was a hit!

Welcome to GFA Pulse #170

Business Help & Opportunity

This a new business section on this newsletter I’ll try to include each week) If you’d like us to give you a shout out on this section – fill out our help request formhere. We have gotten some requests last week and are talking to those people now, also you can post it on our GFA Network Wechat App.

Business News From Around Asia

Currently, a majority of the payment options on e-commerce platforms rely on the customer to either have a bank card or online banking at their disposal. In contrast, 38 percent of world’s adults (above the age of 15) do not have a bank account, according to the World Bank Global Findex.

AdRoll Integrates With Magento In Search Of Early Stage Ecommerce Players
AdRoll and Magento Commerce announced a partnership on Friday to combine the companies’ ecommerce platforms, incorporating AdRoll’s ad targeting and attribution directly into the Magento cloud management service for online sellers.

Ten Things To Do For HK$10 or Less in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is often ranked as the most expensive city in the world – our house prices are outrageous but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good deals to be had – even HK$10 (US$1.30) can sometimes go a long way. To help get you started on some bargain hunting of your own, here are 10 things in Hong Kong that will cost you HK$10 or less.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

I know how you guys love logistics! It is a necessary and imperative part of any e-commerce business, or import/export product based business in general. So we are bringing on Forest Zhang, founder of Forest Shipping who has an amazing FBA prep business based here in Shenzhen, China.

Interested in the South American (America Latina) market? Here at Global From Asia we are proud to announce we have trusted partners in the market who will be doing amazing things.

Are you a Chinese supplier who wants to learn the benefits of opening a USA company? Then this workshop is for you! Join us next Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2pm to 6pm in Futian district of Shenzhen.
Jasmine is a freelance Chinese-English Translator based in Shenzhen. As a translator with over 10 years experience, she is familiar with the culture difference between China and the western countries. She can help you with sourcing, setting appointment with manufactures, follow up your order, arrange shipping,etc.

Global From Asia Market with Jasmine

Atomic Tiger Ltd is an expanding US trading and manufacturing company of LED products located in Kwun Tong. They are looking for right candidates to fill up the position as an Administrative Assistant. Diploma or above, with 1-2 years relevant working experience is required.
I’m Rolands from Taiwan doing different b2b eCommerce trade. Here I’m get a lot of actionable information. The information is really that good that I missed the after party yesterday. I went to the hotel and implemented the ideas. Like Brian Tracy said is that you take action.

The Cross Border Summit has actionable ideas – that is the biggest takeaway.

Cross Border Summit 2018 Testimonial by Rolannds

Sent April 26, 2018

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Global From Asia Team

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