This week marks a big event in China’s industrial property history (or at least a big event for us) — the launch of RightSite’s private beta.
It only took about eight months of development, but the site is now fully functioning and ready for use.Â However, just to be sure, we will be restricting the use of the site to invited users (thus the private part of private beta) until February 5th. Although this does restrict most people from using the site right away, this is not that much of a loss to us or our users since the site is basically empty of content right now.
We will be using this private beta period to accomplish a number of goals
Build up listings — we already have a database of 1500 industrial zones that we will be importing this week, but a property site needs actual property listings – individual factories, warehouses and other facilities.Â We expect to be able to build up a list of at least 1000 such properties between now and December 31st.
Create community content — RightSite has an extensive community section which provides users with third-party research reports, instructional articles on conducting property transactions in China, a user-generated forum, and a tradeshow calendar. But right now, we just have the framework for all this and need to actually get content into this.Â Most of the research reports and articles will come from third parties so we don’t have to write them ourselves, but we still expect this section of the site to take around 30 days to fill up.
Bug testing — Although we have extensively tested the site, there are always a few things that slip through, so we will be watching for bugs, glitches and other annoyances before we open up the site to large scale traffic.
So once we have our data industrial zone data imported this week, we will start the process of inviting selected individuals to try out the site.Â If you would like an invite, just leave a comment here on Mingtiandi.