Hong Kong E-Com Portal Offers Free Franchises

Asia4Sale.com Ltd., the Hong Kong-based
e-commerce portal, will offer global Internet users online retail
franchises free of charge, according to a company spokesperson.

With the help of Hong Kong’s largest ISP and e-commerce solutions provider,
Hongkong Telecom Interactive
Multimedia Services
, Asia4Sale will introduce the service that will
allegedly allow anyone to develop an online virtual store that sells Asian
merchandise.

Franchise holders will receive a commission for goods that they sell
from Asia4Sale’s "virtual warehouse."

"The on-line shopping service will be a major component of the
Asia4Sale e-commerce portal," said Brian Hodgson, managing director of
Asia4Sale.

"Asia4Sale will be a three-part e-commerce facility catering to the
global market. The service will include on-line industrial auctions,
business barter and on-line shopping," he said.

"The on-line shopping component is very exciting in view of recent
advances in that area," added Hodgson. "We are putting together a
virtual warehouse fully stocked with products from Asian manufacturers."

"Anyone in the world will be able to open an on-line store and
supply goods from out virtual warehouse, and then promote their store to
their family, friends and on the Internet," said Hodgson.

Asia4Sale Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ZiaSun Technologies Inc.
which has several other Internet properties including Swiftrade, an on-line stock trading
network tailored for offshore investors, M Finance, an international finance
news site, MediaHits, a banner
advertising network, Search
Dragon
, a small Asian focused search-engine, and Online Investors Advantage, an
online investor’s awareness site.

News Around the Web