"I just finished a live broadcast. There are still many foreign customers watching online. I believe there will be orders soon." said Gong Hu, director of the export department of Sichuan Tire & Rubber (Group) Co., Ltd. at 4 pm on June 15 .
On the same day, the 127th Canton Fair was launched on the Internet, and the export department of Sichuan Tire & Rubber (Group) Co., Ltd. once became the "traffic champion" of the participating enterprises of the Sichuan trading group. In order to prepare for this online exhibition, the company specially sent emails in advance to remind old customers to pay attention. "Currently, it is mainly customers from the Middle East and Southeast Asia." Gong Hu said.
The reporter learned from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce that Sichuan’s companies participating in the current Canton Fair formed two “lineups” of Sichuan Trading Group and Chengdu Trading Group, with a total of 338 companies participating.
A total of 267 companies from the Sichuan Trading Group participated in the exhibition. The exhibition area involved 41 exhibition areas. The exhibits covered 16 categories and 41 commodity categories, including large machinery and equipment, household appliances, auto parts, and daily-use ceramics. Among them, 38 companies from 11 cities (prefectures) and national-level poverty-stricken counties have won 40 booths. The exhibits mainly include food, lighting products, garden supplies, medicines and health products. A total of 71 companies from the Chengdu trading group participated in the exhibition. Involving electronic appliances, shoes, hardware tools and other categories.
It is reported that in response to the impact of the epidemic, this Canton Fair is the first Canton Fair held online in history. Exhibitors can enter the "Cloud Showroom" through the official website of the Canton Fair. Companies can not only upload exhibits and build exclusive live broadcast rooms, but also realize functions such as connecting VR booths and negotiating with customers.
"The Canton Fair this year is held on the'cloud'. It is a new attempt for us and the company in a special period." The relevant person in charge of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce introduced that since the end of May, the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce has mobilized companies to participate. According to the various problems in the operation of the cloud exhibition hall, two training sessions were held in a targeted manner. The functions of the cloud exhibition hall were demonstrated to the enterprises in detail, and the financial financing services, export credit insurance policies, and knowledge were also introduced to the enterprises. Knowledge of property rights protection and risk prevention, Internet marketing, etc., to improve the ability of companies to participate in the exhibition.
The reporter was informed that in order to ensure the smooth exhibition of enterprises, the two major trading delegations in Sichuan will also be on duty 24 hours during the Canton Fair. They will answer questions about exhibitors, live broadcasts, cloud exhibition halls, etc. for enterprises in real time through telephone, QQ groups, training, etc. Various problems.
The current Canton Fair will last for 10 days and maintain 24 hours uninterrupted. 50 exhibition areas are set up according to 16 categories of commodities, and 1.8 million exhibits will be displayed online at the same time. It is worth mentioning that during the current Canton Fair, in addition to voluntary advertising and other value-added services, the organizer is exempt from participation fees and will not charge any fees to cross-border e-commerce platforms participating in synchronized activities.