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Online retail sales boom due to SARS virus

Tuesday 6 May 2003 | 00:00 CET | News
Hong Kong: Online shopping has become increasingly popular as a result of the outbreak of the SARS virus, which is causing people to spend more time at home. As of October 2002, only 18% of people in Hong Kong had shopped online, according to Nielsen/NetRatings Hong Kong. However in April 2003, Yahoo is estimated to have seen a 16% rise in online visitors, with Ebay seeing a 25% rise, Amazon a 23% rise, and Yesasia.com a 60% rise. Park N Shop (Hong Kong), supermarket chain, has seen a 40% rise in its online sales, while Sa Sa International Holdings, cosmetics retailer, has seen a 25% rise in

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Categories: General
Companies: Amazon / Ebay
Countries: Hong Kong
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