The State Council of China approved the building of cross-border e-commerce pilot zones in 22 cities nationwide, including Beijing, Hohhot, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Nanjing, Nanchang, Wuhan, Changsha, Nanning, Haikou, Guiyang, Kunming, Xi’an, Lanzhou, Xiamen, Tangshan, Wuxi, Weihai, Zhuhai, Dongguan and Yiwu. Established last March, Hangzhou Cross-Border E-Commerce Pilot Zone was China’s first comprehensive zone, and officials say its success and experience should be widely promoted across the country. „Instead of reporting to numerous departments including customs, inspection and quarantine, enterprises here need to only declare their transactions online,” Wang Zheng, marketing manager of Netease Kaola, said. Cross-border e-commerce transactions in Hangzhou was less than $20 million in 2014, and it surged to $3 billion by November 2015. The growing sector has also nurtured new business models.
“We focus on providing professional logistics chain services. With the fast growth of cross border e-commerce, our capacity has increased from 1300 orders per month to 1 million orders per month, and the staff numbers also grow from a few dozens to 7 hundred,” Zhu Haizhong, executive director of personnerl of Hangzhou Highstore Technology Co., said. The Ministry of Commerce says more than 200,000 companies are running cross-border e-commerce businesses in China, via 5,000-plus e-commerce platforms. Cross-border E-commerce has brought high quality and exotic products to consumers.