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How to choose a serviced office in Shanghai

According to the China Ministry’s data, a total of 30.871 new Foreign-invested enterprises were founded in first three quarters of 2019. Official data showed that in September alone, FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) amounted to 79.18 billion yuan, up 3.8 percent year-on-year. More and more world top 500 well-known foreign enterprises set up the headquarters or branch in China, at the same time, many SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) entrepreneurs will invest in Shanghai because of policy support towards foreign-invested enterprises by Shanghai Government.

In this article, we will explain everything you need to know how to choose the serviced offices in Shanghai, and the advantage of the serviced office for the foreign Entrepreneurs.

The Legal entity in China

Normally, There are 5 typical types of enterprise registration in China. You can set up your company as Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), Joint Venture, Foreign Liability Limited Company, Foreign Partnership Enterprise, and Representative Office.

The process to register a Company

Today, the Chinese government encourages foreign businessmen to enter China. The foreign enterprise’s registration process is almost like the Chinese enterprise. If you want to set up your company quickly, and it can take at most 1 month to get a business license in Shanghai. You have to prepare the legal documents, the Article of Association, the Lease Agreement, the capital injection, etc.

Office are required for incorporation in China

In China, you must rent an office in an office building the landlord has got permit from government for office use. Recently, you can also rent an apartment for company registration. You should contact an agent for one stop service and ask either your agent for incorporation to find an office. Please check carefully about incorporation types. For example, if you want to open a school or gymnasium in China, the government require the minimum office space for the special license or certificate of your company. Hence, you have to come to China to stay from a period of time.  If you are not so familiar with doing business in China, we highly recommend using the serviced office as your first step to China.

Map of Shanghai Serviced Office

This map gives the location of the main serviced office buildings in Shanghai.

The advantage of Serviced Office

  • You can rent your serviced office for one month or one year. You can rent a 3 persons office, 5 persons office, or 12 persons office; you can easily change from 3 persons office to 10 persons office when you expand, and you can also easily downsize when things go not well or even close down.
  • Serviced office can save all the trouble of office renovation, and fire protection application, especially fire protection, it costs money, energy and networking.
  • All the offices located at office buildings or Loft & Warehouse in the core center of the city.

If you want the other offices ,you have to know How to Rent an Office in Shanghai.

Price comparisons in Shanghai

Shanghai is the largest city in the world, there are many core circle in the different districts. The price comparison of Serviced Office is very important.

  • Jingan                                RMB 2,000 – 6,000  per workstation per month
  • West Nanjing Road           RMB 2,500 – 8,000  per workstation per month
  • Lujiazui                              RMB 3,000 – 8,000  per workstation per month
  • Xintiandi                             RMB 2,800 – 6000  per workstation per month
  • Gubei                                 RMB 2,300 – 5,000 per workstation per month
  • Zhangjiang                         RMB 1,000 – 3,000 per workstation per month

The Charts to serviced office in Shanghai

In Shanghai, most of serviced offices providers are from overseas. The famous brands include Regus, AsianBiz, Apollo, Jumpstart, SUITE, etc. What factors you should consider for choosing the right Serviced Office? You can use following charts to come to your own conclusion.


Price Do not only see the quotation, you have to visit the Office.( We can offer the Free Shuttle & Free Office Visit in Shanghai)
Location It is really up to you do decide what kind of location is suitable for you. You can use the MAP MODE to compare the different location of Office.
Transportation In Shanghai, for your business staff, it is very important for your serviced office close to a subway station.



You need to check if there are banks, hotels, apartments, shopping malls, restaurants, Gym, Bars, Night club. Where you can work and you can meet your clients.
Amenities Most high end business centers provide standard facilities and services, but you have to check if those services are chargeable, you need also check about their meeting room and conference room facilities.


For more informatio in details, BIS provides one-stop business service for the foreign enterprises, including find the Perfect Office Space in Shanghai.


Find an agent to help you find the best office in Shanghai

BaseInShanghai(BIS) provides professional company registration service for foreigners. We have a very strong relationship with the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce.

You can start a business in Shanghai today.


Tel:  +86 15901819201



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