As the global market place begins to shape the world and habits of people all over China, ASX listed online to offline (O2O) solutions provider, eCargo Holdings Limited (ASX:ECG) (“ECG”) looks to join hands with China media darling, celebrity and key opinion leader Heidi Dugan. This strategic alliance will provide holistic solutions to Chinese consumers by offering products and services that target health, wellness and natural beauty. The joining of these two forces will be the answer many brands are looking for to enter the China market with a cost effective, low risk and high impact strategy.
China is a fast-growing market with constantly changing policies, market fluctuations and a multiple of ways to navigate online/offline sales and marketing efforts – It can be overwhelming, risky, and expensive. Having the right team on your side that are experts in distribution, logistics and marketing to help you integrate and connect with your consumer, is imperative.
We are creating an online platform supported by offline events, where Chinese consumers can trust and get to know the brands better, the stories behind them and how they can be relevant to their lives and lifestyle. The product range will be carefully curated and hand- selected for their quality and relevance to the Chinese market.
Heidi Dugan, Founder and Director of Heidi海蒂
“Consumers will come to our platform not just to buy another product, they will come because they want to make positive life changes and the products we offer can help them do that. The selection on offer will be made up of Western brands presented in a way that suits and fits into the lifestyle of our Chinese consumer. This also gives me the opportunity to work more closely with the brands to find ways to help them open the door and enter into the homes of the Chinese, to really connect with the people, which will lead to sales and stable growth for the brands.”
Will Zhao, CEO of eCargo Holdings Limited
“eCargo is excited to work with Heidi Dugan in developing this unique concept in the Cross Border eCommerce space, and to open a new route-to-market for Australian brands looking to enter the Chinese market. The rapidly developing eCommerce environment and changing consumer preferences has led to a strong need for international products that are well suited to local tastes and needs. We are excited to work directly with Heidi to recognize such products, strengthen their entry propositions, and most importantly - put them in the hands of local Chinese consumers by utilizing our proven eCommerce and distribution capabilities.”
ABOUT HEIDI DUGAN
Heidi is an Australian living in Shanghai for 24 years. Most people know her as the first foreign TV host in China, and host of the popular TV show “You Are the Chef” aired daily, with over 6 million viewers daily since 2001.
As a live broadcast host she has completed up to $2 million in sales in ninety minutes. Heidi is a consultant and strategist, to help companies and brands entering the China market and effectively connect with the consumer, so they can grow and profit with confidence.
Heidi is a Member of Council for University of Southern Queensland, Board Director of AustCham Shanghai and has partnered with Alibaba, Shanghai Government, Shanghai Women’s Association, and has been interviewed by Australian Financial Review, Courier Mail and Harper’s Bazaar.
eCargo Holdings Limited (ASX: ECG) [ECG] is a “One-stop Shop” Online-to-Offline enabler servicing international brands and retailers entering the China market.
eCargo’s services include; Distribution and Wholesale, Sourcing and Product Development, Marketing and Brand Activation, Online Store operations, Fulfillment (domestic and cross-border), Consulting and Advisory.
eCargo’s product portfolio includes leading global brand names across multiple categories including; Food and Beverage, Fashion and Apparel, Mother and Baby, Beauty and Cosmetics, Household and Lifestyle.
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