Shanghai Distribution Network
Distribution Network in Shanghai
Although many believe that consumer retail goods only come from China, it is rapidly becoming the case that the importation of retail shopping items into China is just as significant. This is evident in the growth in the Shanghai retail market for consumer products.
|Yr||Shanghai Retail Market|
|2010||$ 89.7 billion US|
|2009||$ 75.7 billion US|
|2008||$ 65.9 billion US|
|2007||$ 50.6 billion US|
|2006||$ 42.0 billion US|
|2005||$ 35.9 billion US|
|2004||$ 32.1 billion US|
|2003||$ 29.0 billion US|
Since 2003, Shanghai retail sales have increased at a nearly unfathomable rate. A combined 210% growth in Shanghai shopping for retail goods sets the stage for unprecedented development in the Shanghai market.
From last year alone, Shanghai retail sales increased
by about 17.5%, reaching an astounding $89.7 billion US. Just seven
short years before, this same Shanghainese economy supported only
$29.0 billion in retail sales, less than one third of what it is
What the Shanghai retail market means for Western businesses
Western businesses can no longer afford to stay out of the Chinese market. Shanghai retail sales are booming and any Western company that is able to generate brand awareness, create a successful marketing plan, and navigate the Shanghai shopping distribution and logistics chains will be able to experience incredible growth in revenue and business. But this may be easier said than done.
In fact, the Shanghai retail market, and indeed
the retail markets across China as well, is very complicated and
riddled with bureaucracy, dangers, and a vastly different end consumer.
China Distribution staff has been involved with consumer goods in every province of China for more than 25 years. Representing world-class brands such as Evian, Alize, and Ice Fox Vodka, CDL management knows how to get your products from Western ports, through customs, to retail shelves, and into the consumers' hands.
China Distribution provides China's best distribution, sales, logistics, risk management, inventory management, sourcing, finance, and importation consulting.