Every year, my business helps countless brands prepare for their launches online in #China.
I’m constantly asked “How much does it cost to #launch in China?”
This is the answer I give them… and it holds true for any consumer #retail brand:
It depends on many factors.
The biggest are how popular your brand is with #Chinese consumers, channel exclusivity, platform support, and the nature of your product.
For example, we have a #client in outdoor safety, a global top five. Enthusiasts in China love them. Their reputation is gold. Brands like this can often launch on a dime and have a healthy P&L after a short ramp up.
Bottom line? Stronger brands have an easier time while the rest may find it #costly or time consuming. Where you fall in the spectrum of awareness, positioning, price, structure and platform support determines expenses.