Directory Starter Package
Everything a new business needs to get listed on SmartShanghai and attract the first batch of customers. Includes an upgraded Listing, professional photography, and Banner Ads all in one package!

Key Benefits

  • Pay once, benefit forever: Once upgraded, you benefit from an improved venue listings in our directory for years to come
  • Interior Photos: You'll need interior photos anyway, we'll help you take nice photos and you even own the copyright
  • Lots of exposure: This package comes with plenty of advertising to build a first customer base that help spread the word
  • Events & Deals Promotion: Your events and deals will be listed on our popular website, App and included in events round up articles
    What’s Included
  • 1 Year Premium Venue Listing Value: 4,200
    An upgraded venue listing in our directory
    Venue Photography Value: 3,800
    Our photographer takes pictures of your venue, you own the copyright
    WeChat Second Post Value:: 8,000/post
    Send out your own content to all our WeChat platform subscribers
    1 Month Big Box Value: 7,000/month
    Get more traffic to your content with banner ads on our website and app
  • Package Value: ¥23,000

Special Package Price:

¥ 12,000

1 Year Premium Listing
Enjoy an upgraded Venue Listings for a full year. You get an engaging, comprehensively designed page, all secondary advertisements removed, as well as boosted positions in directory categories, and a stand-out entry in the SmartShanghai app. Valued at RMB 4,200. All details here.
Venue Photography
Our professional interior photographers take professional photos of your venue, to help you stand out on the city's number 1 directory. You own the pictures and can use them in other media too. Valued at 3,800 rmb. All details here
SmartShanghai's editors will visit your place at least once to capture the vibe, and write a custom Editor's Description to give readers an idea of what makes your place unique and well worth a visit.
Our editors will create a short article about your business and we'll send it out to our over 75,000-plus WeChat account subscribers.
1-Month Big Box Ad
Elevate your exposure for a whole month on SmartShanghai. Our unique advertising system allows you to upload up to 7 unique banner designs. This is perfect for clients who have different weekly deals, events, or products. Valued at RMB 7,000

Frequently Asked

  • How many new customers will I get ?

    We're excited to share that opting for our Premium Venue Listing will significantly boost your visibility. With this enhanced feature, your listing will be promoted extensively in our recommendations, reaching a significantly international audiences. This means that your business will be seen by ten times more of our dedicated readers, maximizing your potential for new customer acquisition.

    While the exposure increase is guaranteed, the ultimate conversion to customers depends on the appeal of your offerings and the demand for your products or services. Please keep in mind that certain categories on SmartShanghai enjoy higher traffic, while others may experience comparatively less engagement. It's important to note that our commitment to transparency means that we never manipulate any statistics. Thus, we are unable to provide an exact projection of the number of new customers you might gain from a premium venue listing.

    Your business's attractiveness and the existing market demand will play a vital role in determining the conversion rate. We value your trust in our services and are committed to your success.

  • Can I submit the venue description or tell SmartShanghai what to write? What's the Editor's Description?

    Editors Descriptions are, as it says, a description of your venue written by our professional Native Editor. The description is neutral, descriptive, informative, as a service to our users. You may let us know what you think is important for our readers to know about the venue, but ultimately it's up to our discretion what we write. However, in a Premium Venue Listing you also have the ability to show your own description in which you can describe your business in your own words. 

  • Will I get to see how many users view my Premium Venue Listing or the data report of my Advertising?

    Absolutely! As our esteemed Premium Venue Listing or advertising client, we are delighted to offer an upgrade to your SmSh user account, granting you access to valuable data regarding your listing and banner ads. This feature enables you to track the number of users who have engaged with your listing by clicking on it.

    It's important to note that while your listing will be visible across various platforms, including our iOS/Android app, the WeChat MiniProgram, and the website, we regret to inform you that, presently, we are unable to provide comprehensive data from the WeChat MiniProgram. Consequently, the current reporting may not be 100% accurate and may slightly underestimate the actual engagement figures.

    We are continuously working on refining our tracking capabilities to ensure the most precise and comprehensive data insights for your business. Your trust and partnership are of utmost importance to us, and we remain dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.


  • Will you write an article about my premium venue ?

    If your venue aligns with our editorial topics, there is a possibility that it may be featured in some of our roundup articles. While we aim to include your venue in relevant roundup articles, please note that the Premium Venue Listing does not encompass the production of individual articles. For article promotion services, please find more details here: WeChat Content

    The Gold Package offers the inclusion of one "Expert Article." This collaborative effort involves working closely with you on an article, highlighting your venue as an expert in a specific field, such as law-related topics. Your team's input in suggesting an informative topic for our audience is essential for this feature.

    We look forward to creating engaging and insightful content that resonates with our readership, and we appreciate your collaboration in this process.

  • Where will my listing show on top ?

    Unless a user chooses to browse listings by distance, all our listings are ordered in the following way: Gold listings show on top, Premium listings by popularity, then Free listings are ordered by popularity. Gold listings can select one category in which they will appear as the first result, and four more categories where they will appear in one of the top spots. Besides that, your listing will be shown with priority in searches and when users browse venues by location. And your listing will appear with a larger image so that it stands out from other listings.

  • If I don't need venue photography, Can I exchange that for something else or get an additional discount?

    If you already have your own photos and don't need the venue photographer, you can exchange that item for an additional 3 weeks of Big Box banner advertisement space. Unfortunately, we cannot further discount the starter package price.