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PayPal's mobile commerce push benefits Hong Kong merchants

Online merchants may be poised to increase shipments into new markets on the back of PayPal's expanding coverage for mobile e-commerce payments service.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 5:15am

PayPal service helps China's online vendors boost sales to new markets

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

China's eBay merchants post sharp growth on overseas demand

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

First thing China, August 22

Keywords: Foxxconn, Diaoyu Islands, Chinese e-shoppers, Online rumours, White-collar crime

 

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

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

PayPal hopeful of door opening to China market

US-based PayPal hopes to become the first foreign online payment service provider to win a domestic payment licence in China, where the e-commerce market is worth an estimated US$121 billion.

Senior vice-president for Asia Rupert Keeley said the company was cautiously optimistic that the People's Bank of China would give it a licence, after applying late last year.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

How we help the hackers

The streets may be safer than ever, but the password-protected corners of the information superhighway are the new focus of organised criminals.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Jobs await online-shopping fans

Think of Hong Kong, and along with the bright lights and world-class cuisine, most people think of exciting shopping possibilities coupled with the latest in technology. Put these together and you might expect that traffic in online shopping would be giving its bricks-and-mortar counterparts a run for their money.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Education chief in good spirits, wife says

Education minister Michael Suen Ming-yeung is in good spirits, his wife said after she visited him yesterday at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam, where he is being treated for pneumonia. A hospital spokesman said the condition of the 68-year-old was stable, but he was unsure when Suen would be able to return home.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Tools to ensure your online business brings in the money

Years ago, I had a vision while speaking to a Mac user group.

As I looked out over my audience I realised that each person had a hobby or craft in which they created wonderful and unique treasures, ranging from hand-carved birds to quilts and poetry. And many in the audience possessed specialised skills that would be invaluable to others if they could only get the word out.

9 May 2006 - 12:00am

Net payment systems thrive as China shops online

Online payment systems, which barely existed in China a decade ago, are sprawling across the internet to compete for once-distrustful mainland consumers suddenly hooked on instant purchases.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Growing signs of paranoia in an overcautious Net world

So much for business at the speed of thought - or even at a crawl. I recently tried to transfer money online from one bank account I have listed with PayPal to another.

First, I discovered, I needed to move the money into my separate PayPal account - there was no shortcut. In fact, as it turned out, a dead end lay ahead.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Growing signs of paranoia in an overcautious Net world

So much for business at the speed of thought - or even at a crawl. I recently tried to transfer money online from one bank account I have listed with PayPal to another.

First, I discovered, I needed to move the money into my separate PayPal account - there was no shortcut. In fact, as it turned out, a dead end lay ahead.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Mobile payment providers target merchants where cash is no longer king

Offline transactions are shaping up to be the big market in China for mobile phone payment providers such as Union Mobile Pay (UMPay) and SmartPay Jieyin.

While online payment providers such as PayPal and Alipay aim to facilitate internet commerce, the mobile phone payment services firms are targeting bricks-and-mortar merchants that transact much of their business in cash.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am