Since the first season, Sailor Plan has presented the journey of Chinese brands from various perspectives, with different industries and brands on overseas expansion paths. Over the past two seasons, we have tracked and recorded the overseas campaigns of 11 Chinese companies, capturing numerous fascinating stories. What achievements have these brave sailors made? Let's take a look together !
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Since the first season, Sailor Plan has presented the journey of Chinese brands from various perspectives, with different industries and brands on overseas expansion paths. Over the past two seasons, we have tracked and recorded the overseas campaigns of 11 Chinese companies, capturing numerous fascinating stories. What achievements have these brave sailors made?
Anker Innovations, featured in Season 2, is a global consumer electronics company. Their mobile charging brand Anker has ranked among the top brands in the global industry after starting their business on Amazon. Meanwhile, their headphone brand, Soundcore, has rapidly gained popularity worldwide by delivering excellent sound quality and effectively utilizing Amazon’s promotional tools, becoming one of the most successful Chinese headphone brands.
Christie Chen (Chen, Yalei)
CMO, Anker Innovations
Featured in Season 2, XPPen is an innovative, world-renowned digital art brand. With their unique product advantages, traffic guided through effective ad placement strategies, and external video ads (including streaming TV ads and online video ads), XPPen has quickly achieved positive customer reviews and impressive sales on the Japanese and South Korean site and the North American site.1
CEO, HANVON UGEE
Dreametech, featured in Season 2, is one of the leading smart cleaning Chinese brands in the world. By continuously optimizing their Amazon Ads listing page and exploring new market opportunities, Dreametech has achieved outstanding results on Amazon sites in many countries and set new records in sales.
CEO and founder, Dreame
Ecolife Technologies, Inc.
Ecolife Technologies, Inc., was also featured in Season 2. Their brand Waterdrop has become a leading player in the water purification industry in the U.S. marketplace. By leveraging Amazon’s Posts feature, Waterdrop has gained more traffic during Prime Day, resulting in significant sales growth and positive customer reviews.
Karmiqi Global Lighting
Like most factory-type brands, Karmiqi Lighting is also rapidly growing. With the help of Amazon Ads, the business is building brand awareness, although it is still in the early stages of going global. The company is encountering numerous challenges in making its way to the world. Yet, how they tackle these hurdles using Amazon Ads tools continues to inspire many start-ups.
CEO and founder, Karmiqi Global Lighting
As the star home-wear brand owned by SAILVAN TIMES, Ekouaer continuously optimizes their brand positioning to focus on a boutique style and has achieved huge success in many marketplaces. However, in expanding globally , they will need to fulfill the differentiated needs of different consumer groups in multiple countries. Among many other local companies seeking opportunities overseas, Ekouaer successfully overcame difficulties and reached out to local consumers. Their outstanding performance will bolster SAILVAN TIMES’ vision of rapid development toward being listed on a stock exchange.
CEO, SAILVAN TIMES
ZIEL HOME owns several subsidiaries of different categories, but as a whole, the company is gradually moving toward their goal of becoming a global enterprise by tapping into their keen retail insights and by creating meaningful products for consumers. Achieving robust sales with the help of Amazon Ads during the peak season is helpful for the company as it goes through the defining moment of being listed on a stock exchange so that the world can see Chinese products for their quality and value.
CEO and founder, ZIEL HOME
With the help of Amazon Ads, SHINEBED has recorded an impressive performance and reliable reputation in the home textile sector in just a few years. Their brand, Bedsure, is already outperforming their peers in the household category in the Amazon store, but is undergoing a branding transformation and upgrading. The team will have to explore means to build their brand and market their products with Amazon Ads tools to reach new heights in sales during the peak season.
Josh Zhu (Zhu, Xingjian)
Featured in Season 1, TINECO is a brand that specializes in high-end intelligent home appliances. With their focus on new product development, inventory management, logistics deployment, and precise ad placement on Amazon, TINECO achieved over 100% year-over-year sales growth during Prime Day 2021. Their floor-cleaning products, such as floor washers and vacuum cleaners, have ranked first in their category on Amazon in the U.S. and Germany for two consecutive years.
Qian, Dongqi, Founder, TINECO
As a comprehensive oral care brand, USmile was featured in Season 1. The brand has established their presence on Amazon, including opening their flagship store and activating features like Follow and Posts. They have also utilized Amazon DSP and Sponsored Display to guide traffic. During the Black Friday 2021 shopping season, USmile’s sales on Amazon increased by approximately 300% compared to normal days.
Chen, Jianqun CEO and founder, USmile
Milestones of Sailor Plan
- 2023: Sailor Plan Season 3 is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2023.
- December 2022: Sailor Plan Season 2 concludes, generating more than 250 million cumulative views.
- October 2022: Sailor Plan was featured at unBoxed 2022 in New York City.
- August 2022: Sailor Plan Season 2 officially launches.
- June 2022: Sailor Plan makes its appearance at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
- December 2021: Sailor Plan Season 1 concludes, achieving more than 130 million views.
- September 2021: Sailor Plan Season 1 officially launches.