Gap is finally ONLINE in English Beta for Greater China!
WOWEEE… Gap has finally gone LIVE with their BETA English E-commerce site, delivering straight from our good friends in China. It’s funny because the site is actually a China domain, but they do ship to Hong Kong (as we are considered part of China right?).
And, better news – I got my shipment just 15 minutes ago. Delivered piping hot from a delivery man with his own 2 bare hands into my own 2 bare hands!
To make matters even better, GAP is having a sale! So I kind of went experimental and bought 2 shirts and 1 pair of gloves (for a rocking $35 HKD – which is a steal given that all the gloves I’ve seen on sale locally start at $100 HKD). And plus, I find GAP’s improved their style over the years, so I have yet to try on my newly purchased clothing. The only hiccup would be that you’re not sure on the size. Chinese people tend to have smaller frames, keep in mind I am not your average Chinese person. I grew up on a western diet and lifestyle and I can definitely say I am NOT the average skinny Chinese person. So I had to measure some body parts to make sure the size fits (theoretically).
The site itself is easy to browse, light on graphics and provides plenty of details on the clothing (both graphically and written) for you make your purchase. And the check out procedure is actually one of the easiest ones I’ve ever used. It’s simple, asks for the basic information (because I really don’t want to be part of any CRM program where I am going to get spammed) and has a very short work-flow so you’re checked out quickly.
The best part of course is receiving the product. Took about 5 days from ordering (delivery fee of $31.30 HKD) and straight to your door! FAB FAB FAB.
You should check it out and now I am waiting on Banana Republic. I know they ship internationally, but that’s still too expensive for my taste. China is definitely the way to go for expanding in retail. It’s all eyes on China now and boy am I glad that HK is part of that domain!Tags: e-commerce, gap, shop online