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Chinese market

We all know that Chinese market is huge, but what about selling software on their market?
What about piracy there, is anyone purchase software products legally in China?

Thanks
IvanMark Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
Are you currently not selling to China? Have you disabled China in your payment processor?

I haven't and I'm selling to China baby!  Only they won't buy it ...
alexandar Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
No, paying from China is possible, of course, like from any other country.

My question was - does Chinese people purchase software or they download it cracked?
Cause we wanted to support Chinese lang in all apps, to start some promotional activities there etc.
IvanMark Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
The only sales I've made in China have been to the offices of western companies. It's pretty much the same in the rest of Asia and Eastern Europe.
Ducknald Don Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
This topic was covered fairly well in in this thread. Take particular note of Felipe's responses:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?biz.5.822899.11
Marcus from London Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
One potential Chinese reseller suggested that I should cut my software price by 3 to sell my software in China.

But even without droping the prices I've made a few sales there.
MatrixFailure Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
Felipe Albertao (who contributed to that thread) was also kind enough to write this guest post on my blog:
http://successfulsoftware.net/2010/08/12/selling-your-software-in-china/
Andy Brice Send private email
Monday, July 15, 2013
 
 
That is a great article by Felipe.  Thanks for reminding me of it Andy!
Doug Send private email
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
 
 
Thanks very much for detailed help. I've read all articles and it helped a lot.
IvanMark Send private email
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
 
 

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