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Electronic Commerce

Chinese banks must tap growing online market

The rise of the internet suggests that electronic commerce will develop rapidly globally, but especially in China.

Saturday, 15 September, 2012, 1:31am

Retailer ePro's decision to go overseas may pay off amid price wars in China

Sales derived from ePRO's website contribute up to 90 per cent of the business-to-consumer retailer's revenue. Photo: Thomas Yau

While most retailers' eyes are fixed on the lure of the mainland's huge consumer market, electronic commerce trader ePRO is looking abroad - particularly to the emerging markets of Brazil and Russia.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:18am

Use censors to fight mainland cyber crime

Cyber criminals have a reputation for being a step ahead of the law, but on the mainland, they are sprinting. The latest internet shopping fraud figures show that almost one-third of the estimated 194 million consumers in the year to June had been tricked by fraudulent websites, losing 30 billion yuan (HK$36.7 billion).

24 Aug 2012 - 2:06am

eBay launches free bilingual website for classified ads

The world's leading provider of online classified advertising, eBay Classifieds Group, is expanding its operations in Hong Kong with the launch of a free bilingual platform, Kijiji.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Prada to the people

Beyond Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the mainland is a luxury-label wasteland. You cannot find high-end malls or boutiques that sell the branded goods sought by mainland shoppers, which is why so many come to Hong Kong.

Enter Shangpin.com. The luxury goods web retailer brings the brands to the hinterland. Consumers order online and wait for delivery.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

PayPal mobile device hassmall traders in its sights

PayPal, the US e-commerce payment platform, is to tap a local market that has been largely neglected by electronic payment channels but is worth up to HK$2.8 billion a year.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Clicking on to e-commerce

Candice Liu is president for business at ePRO E-Commerce, where she is responsible for strategic direction, operational management, investor relations and marketing.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Shop cash-free by using phone app

Hong Kong's first mobile wallet system is now operational, allowing shoppers with smartphones to spend without using physical cash at shops.

In the near future, they could also pay for their taxi rides using that.

Once the smartphone app, a software application called nova.m, is activated, users' bank and credit card accounts can be linked to their smartphones.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The cyber squad caught off guard

Imagine this management nightmare: the very product you sell to protect other people's computer systems itself falls prey to a cyberattack.

That's what happened to security provider RSA in March 2011.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am