The Rise of Bitcoin, is This Marketplace Adding it and Pushing Down Paypal?

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This week: Social Networks are Social Commerce for e-Commerce Gateways, Bitcoin May Come to eBay as Platform Drops PayPal as Main Payment Option and Wechat vs Weixian : Some Keys to Understand E-commerce in China

Made it to US of A. Those who listened to this week’s podcast already may have learned that my wife was denied entry to this country (10 year visas to USA now need to be re-activated every 2 years, plus the passport needs more than 6 months left on it – she didn’t have either of those criteria). Made the tough choice of leaving her in Hong Kong International Airport and taking the kids and her sister in law on the plane. So I have my hands full to say the least! 

Welcome to GFA Pulse #159

Business News From Around Asia

Social Networks are Social Commerce for e-Commerce Gateways
Is Facebook leading the commercial implementation of Social Commerce? Are e-Commerce Gateways more interested into other platforms like Instagram or Pinterest which are triggering the audiovisual experience of visitors?

Bitcoin May Come to eBay as Platform Drops PayPal as Main Payment Option (broken link
For as long as people can remember, there has been a tight relationship between eBay and PayPal. In virtually every case, PayPal is a required option for anyone looking to sell items on the global auction site. That situation will come to change in the near future, as eBay has announced its plan to ditch PayPal as its main payment option. It is a rather surprising turn of events, albeit one that could be quite positive for both companies.

Wechat vs Weixian : Some Keys to Understand E-commerce in China
In China, there are different types of platforms that will match with your needs. Most of foreign companies trying to expand their e-commerce in China failed because they knock on the wrong door. Many confusions are made and it’s these mistakes that lead to your loss. We will help you clarify some points, such as the difference between Wechat and Weidian, because yes, they are not the same platforms.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

PPC (pay per click) is a necessary tactic in today’s Amazon FBA world and today we are pleased to bring on the show one of the pioneers in Amazon PPC and a leader in the industry, Brian Johnson. We are also excited to announce he will be a featured speaker at our upcoming Cross Border Summit April 20-21, 2018 here in Shenzhen, China! One of the hosts of the mastermind session as well as giving a great speech there, he’s excited for his first ever trip to China and it is a pleasure to have him.

Leveraging PPC For Your Amazon Campaigns With Brian Johnson – GFA212

This week’s podcast blog post

The core Cross Border Summit conference is Friday April 20 to Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9am to 6pm both days. Action packed with top notch speakers from around the world. No doubt the bar has been raised and our content will be even better than the last.

Third Annual Cross Border Summit April 20-21, 2018: Ascension and Enlightenment

Join us for a Global From Asia (GFA) Round Table! Happening on March 9, 2018 at 2pm to 6pm. The main goal of the Global From Asia Round Table is to help challenge the status quo in your business. To push to new heights and break limiting beliefs. We are not trying to make these round tables massive in size, but instead massive in effectiveness for you, your mindset, and your business.
Rose caters to a wide range of project requirements and extensive list of locations across China. She prides herself on the quality of her interpretation services – whether it is a helping hand during your visit to local factories, an international trade event, or your city/local market tour, at a doctor’s appointment or on a business phone call. You want a smart interpreter who can tell you what’ behind the scenes and minimize risks for you. There are two main interpretation services offered: face to face interpretation and telephone interpretation.
Are you a people person? A deal maker? A “hustler” that can make dollar out of fifteen cents? Asia needs people like you! 
Alex, the co-founder of Beow, has a nickname of pizza. All workers in the company has nicknames which are taken from some of the products and materials that they bake. Their company is an e-commerce enterprise before and is also an e-commerce generation operation enterprise. They have done some generation operations with the big brands such as midea, galanz and dongling.

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