We are currently working with a pc-product sales online + brick mortar
entity to set up a multi-vendor supported retail site. The system will
include payment only through 7-11's POS sytem, meaning pay at any one
of 8,000+ locations in Japan.
Goods will be shipped directly to the customer, not via 7-11. Currently
the only physical stuff passing through 7-11 from another "shop" (in
this case www.esbooks.co.jp) are just books. Handling larger stuff is
apparently a problem. Returns are handled via another route.
What we are working on is not i-mode but the same rules apply.
Things might get interesting when 7-11 starts it own sales of stuff it
does not usually place in its stores, small stuff like cosmetics etc.
Nina Young wrote:
> Does anybody know if, in addition to purchase and pick up at convenience
> stores, will there be a return policy for items ordered via the i-mode phone?
> I know Japan isn't big on returns in general..
> "a.goh" wrote:
> > To be more precise, it's Lawson which starts i-mode ecommerce services.
> > Lawson, whose soon-to-be-ex owner is Daiei, is the second largest CVS chain
> > in Japan, after 7-eleven.
> > Lawson's in-store multimedia terminals registered about $380M in sales
> > (travel, concert tickets, etc.) last year. With i-mode, users will be able
> > to book items over the cell and complete purchase at a nearby Lawson.
> > 7-eleven is planning a similar service this fall.
> > > > http://www.cnetinvestor.com/newsitem-fd-bloomberg.asp?symbol=86949458
> > > >
> > > > In the url above there is a story about Daiei Inc starting
> > > > to use i-mode technology to expand their electric commerce
> > > > service.
> > > >
> > > > What is Daiei Inc. Is it something like 7-eleven, or how
> > > > would you describe it?
> > a.goh
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Received on Thu May 11 04:09:18 2000