Many business owners wanted to start their business online to grow their business and get the customers from all around the world. The main reason behind this is half of the World’s population is using the Internet and promoting the products or services to 50% world’s population is a win-win situation for any business. From these 3.8 billion internet users about 2.5 billion users are using social media applications on mobile devices. It means they are connected to the internet on the way.
You might have seen many people have their online stores on websites like AliExpress, eBay, Amazon, Draz, Kaymu, and many more sites like these. But in all these cases, the business owner has to pay a commission amount for using the online platform of these companies. So why not do it yourself with using a mobile app that doesn’t charge anything to use their platform? Yes, you can start your online store using the most popular messaging app in China “WeChat“.
Using WeChat for business is very simple, you simply use that to list your products or services and WeChat will promote your business account without charging anything. It is totally a free service and business owners keep getting new potential customers because the reach provided by WeChat itself unlike Facebook pages where page owner has to pay a huge amount to Facebook for promotion purposes whereas WeChat marketing is totally free.
This is the main reason for WeChat’s popularity in China and now it is also getting popular outside of China. Critics believe that the main reason for the popularity of WeChat in China is the censorship policy for other popular apps for the world like WhatsApp and Facebook. Though we can’t deny this fact, surely it helps WeChat a lot to grow in China and it might be one of the main reasons for its popularity. But no one can deny the fact that WeChat is not just a messaging app, but it is the most innovative messaging app that provides a lot more features rather than just voice calls, video calls or text messages.
WeChat is not just a simple Messaging App but it is also:
- News Reading App
- Micro-Blogging Platform
- Online Store
- Mobile Wallet
- A Resume
These are the main features which make WeChat one step ahead of other competitive apps. But there are few restriction if you want to start your online business using WeChat. You need to have a registered business in China and a phone number as well. Bank account or credit card of any Chinese bank is also necessary to register a Wechat official account. After completing the WeChat registration for your company/business you are all set to start your online business on WeChat.