Written by: Xiaobin Bin
2020-01-28 11:39Last updated: 2020-01-28 11:43
The outbreak of a new coronavirus related to Wuhan pneumonia continues to rag. Citizens are rushing to buy masks. Some pharmacies start from the ground. A box of 50 surgical masks sells for nearly 200 yuan. A local start-up international express delivery platform posted a post on Facebook yesterday saying that it would purchase Japanese masks at a cost of 40 yuan a box. As of today (27th) at 6 pm, more than 160,000 messages have been received to express purchase intentions.
Co-founder Lin Huanzhi revealed in an interview with "Hong Kong 01" that together with international and local shipping costs, the price of a box of 40 yuan could not be profitable. I hope to contribute my company's logistics connection ability and play a supporting role so that Hong Kong people can be protected in the event of an epidemic.
▼ Sale of masks on the market ▼
Hong Kong logistics startup Spaceship posted a Facebook page on Sunday (26th) in the early morning, hoping to use the advantage of express delivery to help purchase masks, and to purchase the required number of masks at the cost price. The first batch is "Japan FujiNap Co.Limited Fuji Soft "Medical masks", 50 pieces per box, priced at 40 yuan, and each person is limited to 2 boxes.
The post urged netizens to leave a message, indicating the number of masks required, and after the successful purchase of the relevant number, a post will be posted to inform everyone of the order and payment details. As of 6:00 pm on Monday (27th), about 160,000 messages have been recorded, and most people want to buy 2 boxes of masks.
In response to such a huge ordering intention, co-founder and CEO Lin Huanzhi bluntly accepted the interview: "It is completely out of expectation that Hong Kong people need great assistance." He said that the original idea was through a post Counting the demand, according to the current situation, he acknowledges that it is difficult to reserve enough goods, but he will do his best, "As of now, I have never received any mosquitoes."
The local start-up international express delivery platform Spaceship posted on Facebook yesterday saying that it would purchase Japanese masks at a cost of 40 yuan a box. As of today (27th) at 6 pm, more than 160,000 messages have been received to express purchase intentions. (Facebook screenshot)
As a registered nurse who has worked in the hospital, Lin Huanzhi said that he has knowledge of different masks. At present, most of the special masks for medical care are made in China. "Even friends who work in the hospital report a shortage of masks."
Lin Huanzhi said that many Hong Kong people cannot buy masks locally, so they can only switch to purchasing masks from other places, but ordinary people do not know much about the supply of goods. Spaceship, as a logistics company, hopes to play a supporting role and contribute its own capabilities. Hong Kong people are protected, and are currently negotiating with mask manufacturers in Australia, the United States, Japan and Canada. At present, the first batch of affordable and larger quantities is "Japan FujiNap Co.Limited Fuji Soft Medical Mask". He said that the company is currently setting up an order and payment platform, and technicians are trying to sort messages according to the message, and may be able to ship in the related order in the future, and the way of receiving is considering the use of smart cabinets.
▼ Common mask styles for epidemic prevention ▼
In terms of cost and selling price, Lin Huanzhi bluntly stated that international and local logistics involve a lot of costs, and there is no profit space after deduction. For the sake of making money, everyone in the company can come up with a contribution, and we have begun preparations at the end of the year. "He hopes that different stakeholders in the community can unite and contribute to Hong Kong people.
During the interview, Lin Huanzhi bluntly said: "It is completely out of expectation. It turns out that Hong Kong people need great assistance." (Respondents provided)
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