HKTVN online shopping platforms growBusiness | Tracy Hu Jan 12, 2018
The average for September, October and November, was 6,000, 6,900 and 7,400 respectively, while average value for the corresponding months was cited at HK$492, HK$464 and HK$527, according to a stock exchange filing.
In 2017, the two online malls served more than 477,000 customers, chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay said at a media briefing.
Meanwhile, it announced the launch of an e-commerce incubation program, aiming to help youngsters and local small enterprises to expand online retailing.
THE BASE, with an area of 20,000 square feet at Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, will provide work space, shooting and post-processing equipment, and e-commerce and multimedia workshops. Recent graduates from media-related disciplines with less than eight years' work experience, YouTubers with more than 5,000 subscribers or key opinion leaders with over 2,000 followers, and partners of HKTV small merchant e-commerce partnerships, can use THE BASE for free.
Wong said the company has been waiting a long time for the approval of free-to-air TV license and it will not take on new TV business at this stage.
He also said the three-year experience in operating HKTVmall led him to believe the city needs an online shopping platform which is "trustworthy" and "all-inclusive."
To improve the effectiveness at its warehouse, Wong said an auto facility costing HK$140 million will be introduced to help deal with 35,000 orders a day and speed up delivery service.