How regulated is the internet in China?
Every site is further regulated and inspected by the local Police Authority in this case the Beijing Public Security Bureau and is a mandatory requirement. The ICP is national and the PSB License is regional: it indicates to the local police authorities and to users that the site content has been approved (locally) the organisation approving the site is: called the "public security bureau" which is our equivalent of the police responsible for local security.
The benefits and drawbacks of web hosting in China
We have been hosting web sites in China for a number of years.
There are a variety of considerations when delivering websites within China. The internet is highly regulated in China and information is not as free-flowing as other parts of the world so as a result, traffic into (and out of) China is choked by (among other things) the great firewall.
Are you looking for a Digital Strategy? Do you need someone to create and take ownership of a new Digital Strategy across web and mobile channels?
We can help you formulate and implement a Digital Strategy including setting short, medium and long term plans.
Do you already sell using Amazon or eBay?
If you are already selling with eBay or Amazon you might find it's worth your while to set up your own online ecommerce shop.
If you've been successfully selling using eBay or Amazon or another third-party service you'll know that you have a product or service people want to buy.
The advantages of your own online shop
Your own webshop can offer you increased flexibility and give you much greater control over how you present your brand and products. It can also be cheaper, depending on your business and products you sell as you:
- retain more profit
- reduce transaction fees
- avoid listing fees.
Keep in mind that you will have to take into account:
- the original cost of the website
- hosting fees
- credit card payment fees.
How do I accept credit cards payments online?
When building a web shop for clients, one of the first questions we get asked is “how do I get paid?”.
There are a number of routes that you can take and in reality there is no right answer. Nowadays paypal is very well known and is a highly credible payment gateway (after all it is owned and used by ebay!).
Joomla is an award-winning CMS (content management system). It's ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available.
What's a content management system (CMS)?
A CMS stores and keeps track of every piece of content on your website. Content can be text, photos, music, video, documents etc. One advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
Joomla vs Wordpress
Joomla is a CMS with blogging capabilities and Wordpress is blogging sofware with some content management.
We use both depending, so this is our own independent view of Joomla and Wordpress as each has strengths.
Wordpress makes blogging easy. For simply adding articles it is unsurpassed. It's weakness is in flexibility. It is tricky to manage large amounts of content selectively showing over various pages without having coding knowledge.
An example of a responsive website recently completed for a guitar teacher
Luke Deacon is a guitar teacher based in Berkhamsted. His previous site was built in 2009 and was due for a refresh. Luke gave us free reign to come up with something we thought would work for him.
Data and Analytics
We will help you define strategies, develop and deliver solutions that enable the collection, processing and management of information from one or more sources, and the subsequent delivery of information to audiences in support of key business processes.