Chinese overseas shopping market doubles every year, which broke through the number of hundred-billion in 2015. Its consumer groups gradually transform from the initial top luxuries to the common goods, and the product types keep expanding every year. It is because of the mass market that numerous large e-commerce platforms turn to cross-border e-commerce as their business focus. These platforms own great advantages of commodities intelligent search, commodities information disclosure, consumer feedback publicity, quick transmission, and convenient payment, which make more and more consumers willing to purchase overseas commodities from them.
Meanwhile, from 2013, the General Administration of Customs successively released “the 56th”, “the 57th” and “the 58th” announcements, which approve the following seven cross-border e-commerce import pilot cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Shenzhen. The announcements prove that the import online shopping could batch purchase in advance in the way of maritime or airlift, stocking up without duty by transporting goods to the bonded warehouses in the bonded areas. After customs declaration and inspection, the goods will be delivered directly from the bonded warehouses when the consumer orders received. Through which, consumers will enjoy the same convenience with domestic online shopping.
However, the biggest challenge, in the platform running, is realizing effective cross-border supply chain administration. Only in this way, will the interests of consumers be better protected, and the market of e-commerce platform be much expanded. So far, two biggest links that influence the supply chain is overseas supplier management and cross-border logistics execution.
At present, two main issues exist in the cross-border logistics execution: one is goods circulation speed, the other is customs clearance optimizing. Depending on the transfer company to achieve the cross-border logistics links is more likely to cause the breakage of supply chain three currents combination. It will also have a significant negative impact on the circulation speed of goods. Customs clearance optimizing capacity is embodied in customs clearance time and tariffs control since the scarce management capacity of pass speed and tariff expectation will discount the customer experience.
Affected by the circumstance, cross-border industry is in urgent need of a professional service team to provide integrative chain service. Only a professional and efficient team can give assistance to the better development and extension of cross-border e-commerce business.