Flash Sale Startup is Launching in Hong Kong: Meet Deal N Ship
Interview with James Kwan, founder of Deal N Ship, a brand new website for amazing flash sales launching September 21, 2015. Tell us about Deal N Ship
Deal N Ship is a flash deal site that features one “luxury” deal each day. We help shoppers in Hong Kong save big money by offering discounted “big ticket” products from the United States. Our typical deal saves you between $1,000 to $4,000 or more on every item you purchase.
We focus on high end, big ticket items from only the most reputable brands and merchants (Apple, Dell, Samsung, Kate Spade, Gucci, Canon, etc..) Deal N Ship deals are a versatile selection of unbelievable products ranging from laptops, HDTV’s, designer handbags, cameras, electronics and more. [quote_left]"The community here is ripe to be exposed to true lower retail prices on "big ticket" items"[/quote_left]
Coming from the US, finding great deals were common for those in the know. I don't think I paid full retail price on electronics or clothing for the last 15 years. Hong Kong on the other hand has some really tightwad deals. The community here is ripe to be exposed to true lower retail prices on "big ticket" items. I wanted to bring some of my deal knowledge to this part of the world. Unlike other flash deal sites in Hong Kong which specialize on 2 for 1 dinners and bad spa treatments, I wanted to bring real savings to my customers. I want to bring true deals to Hong Kong and China.
2. Tell us about your Personal Background
I was the US executive officer of a company that IPO'd in Singapore and Shanghai in the late 1990's. Since then I have always been an entrepreneur or consultant in various industries. Fast forward to 2015, I attended Founder Institute Hong Kong and Deal N Ship was the project company that graduated in July 2015. I'm here to disrupt the high end retail industry in Hong Kong. We focus on high end, big ticket items from only the most reputable brands and merchants (Apple, Dell, Samsung, Kate Spade, Gucci, Canon, etc..) Deal N Ship offers a versatile selection of unbelievable products ranging from laptops, HDTV’s, designer handbags, cameras, electronics and more.
3. How do you plan to promote your business?
I'm launching my site on September 21 2015. I'm promoting my site via social media mostly. Deal N Ship is the type of site that will benefit from word of mouth. Who doesn't want to save big on name brand items?
4. What do you think of Hong Kong's Startup Scene, today?
The startup scene in Hong Kong is a growing vibrant community. As a recent graduate of the Founder Institute, I was privileged to have so many Hong Kong startup mentors lecture and talk about their experiences. That is what put me on track to launch Deal N Ship so quickly. I want to give a special shout out to Deal N Ship's amazing advisors - Derek Kwik (Brave Soldier Venture Capital) and Leo Ku (formerly from TVB).
5. Which Hong Kong Startups do Your Admire?
Sam the Local and Plan Do. Coincidentally, they are both Founder Institute graduates!