ChargeSpot, Hong Kong’s First Transnational Power Bank Sharing Service Provider, Expands Into New Asian Markets, Signs Strategic Partnerships And Introduces New Technology

Signs strategic partnership with Gintell and iClick, Registered users exceeded 100,000, Targets to have 5,000 power bank stations in Hong Kong by the end of 2018

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Hong Kong, 9 November 2018 ChargeSpot, Hong Kong’s first transnational power bank sharing service provider, announced today that they now have over 3,000 power bank rental stations and 100,000 users in Hong Kong.   With an already successful footprint in Hong Kong and Japan, ChargeSpot celebrated their expansion into Malaysia with partner Gintell (M) Sdn Bhd, as well as Thailand and other Asian markets too. The Hong Kong startup also signed a strategic partnership with iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK), a leading independent online marketing technology company. This partnership will allow ChargeSpot to offer a suite of data-driven advertising display solutions that allow brands to produce highly tailored marketing messages on ChargeSpot machines providing even more business opportunities for their customers.

Signs a strategic partnership with iClick to enhance user experience, targets to have 5,000 power bank stations in Hong Kong by the end of 2018

ChargeSpot allows users, locals and travelers, to charge their mobile phones and other electronic devices on the go while shopping, eating and drinking and even when traveling on selected ferries. Yata and Sogo are just two of the most recent retailers that have signed up to use ChargeSpot and the company plans to expand to another 2,000 locations in Hong Kong by end of 2018. The strategic partnership with iClick will allow these business partners to improve user experience by displaying tailored messages such as sales and promotions.  

At the same time as announcing their growth, expansion plans and new partnerships, the startup also unveiled its third generation of ChargeSpot machines today, providing more power banks at each rental station. The latest power bank has a higher power density which means the battery is lighter in weight and smaller in size. 

ChargeSpot users can now benefit from the transnational power bank sharing service, which works across all stations, in any country. For example, a user could pick up a power bank in Tokyo and return it at any ChargeSpot station in Hong Kong.

Thailand and Malaysia Expansion

Southeast Asia is poised to be a leader in mobile internet usage, according to a report[1] by Google and Temasek. Southeast Asians spend more time on the mobile internet than anyone else on the planet with Thailand at the top of the list with 4.2 hours per day. In order to tap into this market trend, ChargeSpot plans to expand into Southeast Asia after the company’s 150 million Series A+ funding round in September with 1,000 stations each in Thailand and in Malaysia by end of the year. With this in mind, ChargeSpot signed a strategic partnership with Gintell to strengthen its position in Malaysia. With its vast network across local shopping malls, Gintell offers an impressive coverage for the company.

“We see a great demand for consumers in Southeast Asia to charge their smartphones. Through our partnership with shopping malls in Thailand andGintell in Malaysia, we believe our on-the-go charging service will meet the needs of locals and tourists and bring them hassle-free experience. The response to our launch in Tokyo was overwhelmingly positive and reassured us of the reception we expect from the rest of Asia. By the end of 2018, we anticipate the number of our power bank rental stations across Asia will exceed 14,000,” saysDavis Chan.

ChargeSpot to operate in more cities across Asia and North America by 2019

ChargeSpot first entered Tokyo in April 2018 with many high traffic spots such asLAWSON convenience stores, TSUTAYA and Francfranc. With a continued focus on practicality. The company’s target is to operate 7,000 power bank stations in Japan by end of the year.

The startup plans to further extend its service internationally and aims to operate in more cities across Asia and North America by 2019, including markets like Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, USA and Canada.“The expansion marks an important milestone for us and as a Hong Kong-based startup, we are very proud to be expanding worldwide in such short period of time,” says Davis Chan.

During his speech at the event, Dr. Allan Zeman, Governing Board Member of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, said he was impressed by ChargeSpot’s creativity and thought very highly of this project. He believed they can solve the biggest problem that most people have – short mobile battery.

To find out more about ChargeSpot or download the app, visit their website at http://charge-spot.net. Follow their social media @chargespothk, or by using the hashtag #chargespothk.

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