I built this site for a small
group of Italian businessmen who have been importing and exporting
from the Shenzhen (and Shanghai) area for over 15 years. The site included both an English and Chinese version; for the same flat fee. As of this writing they had about 30 different items/products (mainly different Italian made health foods) in their database. The website also required
QR codes for each product
backend management console/user-interface
for my clients so that they can update, change and add products to their online shop at any time (I coded this myself, I don't use anyone else's "Content Management System", like Wordpress or something along those lines). When you purchase a site/system from me you can change product descriptions, prices, in-stock status, pictures, and QR code information. There is also a custom
blogging feature built-in
to the site so that the owners/managers can upload/post informative articles, opinion pieces, and recipes for the preparation of their products (inlcuding their own pictures relating to such various topics). Obviously, this is good thinking when it comes to the long-term SEO of their site (I charge separately for SEO and the $1800 did not inlcude the fees for this, but the blogging apparatus/function absolutely was included at this price, so nothing extra was paid for that. Blogging with keyword-rich relevant articles is something a site owner can do for him or herself in their goal of increasing their standing in the search engines. The one caveat is that Google can, and does, detect and penalize grammar and spelling mistakes).
The site is
linked to an ecommerce platform
. This is the first one they're using. In this case it was www.kxg.com (开心购, "Kai Xin Gou" these three Chinese characters (and the name of the platform) essentially mean "Happy Shopping"). KaiXinGou is a very good eCommerce platform in China if you want to sell your products directly to Chinese consumers living in China. It makes it very convenient for local Chinese to quickly and easily purchase direct imports. They take advantage of certain special import and export rules that apply to businesses that set themselves up in Shenzhen's QianHai area.
As Chinese consumers are absolutely crazy for mobile phone use/browsing of sites (moreso so than in the US), it is
and can be used/viewed on any size device including small Apple phones, various tablet sizes, and of course desktops.
This site also came with two (2) years of
China direct-line ISP hosting in Hong Kong
. I provide my own hosting for clients on my server, which I configure at the command line normally (but also use cPanel as well). The fastest alternative to hosting inside China is through one of the direct routes through Hong Kong. (Read more about this here