is The Commercial Press (H.K.) Ltd's flagship for diversified electronic
Since its inception in March 1999, it has revolutionized
traditional concepts of bookstore operation by promoting Chinese
culture and reading worldwide through the Internet. Its comprehensive
catalogue currently lists over 1 million titles, half of which are
English and the other half Chinese. This makes CP1897.com,
of all the online bookstores in the world to date, the one listing
the most Chinese titles from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
and with the largest quantity of available Chinese stock.
In addition to selling printed books and magazines,
also offers print-on-demand books and electronic books to all kinds
of clients, from individuals to colleges, institutes and corporations.
A special webpage, "Corporate Customers' Net", is designed
for group subscribers as a platform for online shopping.
places a priority on providing readers with advice and guidance.
For this reason a continuously updated supply of information about
new titles from around the world, particularly from Chinese-speaking
regions, is posted at the website, together with the latest publishing
news and reading trends. Recommended reading lists from academics
and specialists in different fields are also provided, with a view
to enhancing people's reading habits. A simple switch for toggling
between traditional and simplified Chinese characters is provided
to facilitate searches of titles and contents. Information offered
covers not only best-sellers, award-winners and new titles, but
also unconventional or little known publications to cater for readers'
has already obtained several prestigious awards, such as the "Best
e-Business Network Award", the "E-nnovator of the Year
Award", the "eTailing Design and Innovation Award",
the "UUNET/HKET Business Website of the Year Award 2000",
etc. These awards have enhanced the company's successful brand name
and corporate image.
At present, the website has almost 200,000 registered users. Online
book sales are increasing every month, with 30-40% of the sales
coming from abroad. Constant innovation and refinements are being
made and new logistic systems are being adopted, in order to enhance
delivery efficiency and improve overall service to clients.
During more than three years of low-profile operation,
we have expanded greatly and become thoroughly acquainted with reading
trends. We are now able to offer much more information about books,
opening up new vistas in reading and guiding readers in the search
for their favorite books.
Looking ahead, CP1897.com
will expand its business in Hong Kong, Greater China and abroad
by capitalizing on its present competitive edge and insights. To
realize its mission of "finding quality books for the global
Chinese community", CP1897.com
will enrich the flow of information and offer improved service in
order to open up exciting prospects for 21st century reading. Wherever
they are, readers will be able to enjoy the pleasure of relaxing
in an armchair with a good book.