Baidu, the mainland's biggest internet search service provider, is set to work with a local online retailer backed by American supermarket giant Wal-Mart to tap the country's fast-growing e-commerce sector.Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 5:20am
Alibaba, which runs the popular online shipping site Taobao, is suing Officeplus Company for using the Chinese characters for Taobao in its company name.3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am
There's just a small note of irony in the tag line for new Shanghai-based e-tailer Bundshop.com, which proudly states: "Made in China is dead, designed in China killed it".23 Jan 2013 - 4:42am
Online merchants in China are spearheading increased shipments to new emerging markets, as more vendors use PayPal's global e-commerce payments service.24 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
Defying the lingering economic malaise, online sellers from the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan are ringing up brisk sales outside their home markets through eBay's international e-commerce platform.23 Nov 2012 - 2:20am
Global internet shopping and auctions giant eBay is making a comeback on the mainland through a new partnership with Xiu.com a leading online apparel merchant.13 Nov 2012 - 3:53am
The Alibaba Group's internet retail subsidiaries, Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com have teamed up with convenience store giant 7-Eleven to deliver a more efficient payment tool for Hong Kong consumers to shop online.8 Nov 2012 - 4:28am
As Neiman Marcus Group prepares to start selling its wares in China, the United States luxury retailer is not opening stores. It is setting up shop on the web.
Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Milly, the women's clothier, are all tiptoeing into China - striking partnerships with local web entrepreneurs because opening stores there is expensive and complicated.19 Sep 2012 - 6:19pm
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
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
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
Shopping for homeware is akin to buying clothes. Would you commit without seeing the item in person, feeling its finish and judging 'in the flesh' whether it will be the right fit, either for your figure or your living room?
People are doing both. Shopping online for household kit is the retail story of our time, and it's far bigger than home-delivered groceries.29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong women, take note: a new sexual revolution is under way. That is, if The New York Times is to be believed. Headlined 'For the A-Cup Crowd, Minimal Assets Are a Plus', the paper claims more American women are becoming proud members of the small-chested crowd. AAA- to A-cup sizes are in, padding is out and silicon is a no-no.4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
As the retail sector looks for new ways to make the customer experience more rewarding and optimise efficiencies, consumers in Asia are increasingly using online shopping and one-click convenience to check the availability and choice of merchandise.18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
A new personal computer designed to recognise the abilities of children aged between three and 12 will be launched in Hong Kong next year.
The product was jointly developed by Iceland-based technology firm MIND, which focuses on cutting-edge products for children, and Spanish retailer Imaginarium, which specialises in products for young people and families.18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am