From Where Amazon Started To What It Is Doing today

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This week: 5 Fun Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids, How To Plan Launch & Grow a Successful Ecommerce Business and Amazon Started With Books, But Now They’re Just Automating Your Life

Back “home” in China for this week’s newsletter to wrap up Chinese New Year. Hard to believe it has been over 10 years i’ve called this my home, but plan at least another 10 more here.

Welcome to GFA Pulse #161

Business News From Around Asia

5 Fun Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids
Hong Kong is best known for its delicious food, laser light lined skyscrapers, and bustling port at the center of international trade. Bringing kids to such a crowded city may seem overwhelming for a family trip, but there are plenty of ways to make the trip a blast.
(link not working kidsareatrip .com/things-to-do-in-hong-kong-with-kids/ )

How To Plan Launch & Grow a Successful Ecommerce Business (offline)
This guide aims to provide you with the basic steps you’ll need to take to make an e-commerce business successful and profitable. Over the years, we have seen so many e-commerce businesses fail. So, Integrity Search have put together what they believe are the 10 important steps or critical success factors for profitable e-commerce.

Amazon Started With Books, But Now They’re Just Automating Your Life
Last week, Amazon edged past Microsoft to become the third-largest company in the U.S., joining the A-team of Apple and Alphabet. Also in the news that week: Amazon, after purchasing Whole Foods Market in July 2017 for $13.7 billion plus net debt, is officially adding the store to its two-hour Prime Now delivery service.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

We are in for a treat today – two amazing Amazon experts, Danny McMillan and Will Tjernlund come on the show to share insights and trends they are seeing in Amazon and e-commerce in this new year of 2018.

This week’s podcast blog post

Selling on Walmart can take your business to the e-commerce spotlight effortlessly. In 2016, Walmart acquired for $3 billion, which helped boost its online sales. Moreover, its e-commerce sales grew by a whopping 69% year-over-year. As time goes by, Walmart continues to innovate and grow its business in almost every possible way. In fact, Walmart recently applied for an airborne fulfilment centre with drones for item delivery.

Join us for a Global From Asia (GFA) Round Table this coming March 09, 2018 at 2pm to 6pm! How to attend? This is by approval only. It is a small group of business owners where we try to get to know each other on a personal level. 
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