Mail Order Guide for Expats and Global Nomads
Mail order is generally not used in Hong Kong as the culture is very much centered around the physical act of shopping. Although there may be some mail order companies that operate for the local people, in Chinese, there are none that we know of that are targeted at–or would be any use to–expats.
Online shopping however is in its nascent stage in Hong Kong and is slowly gaining popularity. Several Hong Kong based online boutiques now offer e-commerce and accept online payments in the form of credit cards, pay pal, RBS world pay and bank transfer. These sites are largely set up in English and are quite easy to navigate.
Some of the most popular online shopping portals in Hong Kong include:
This is the online portal of the popular grocery chain Park n Shop which has outlets all over Hong Kong and also offers online grocery shopping.
ShopinHK.com is the online store of the expat website Geoexpat.com which offers books, clothes and gift articles for sale in Hong Kong.
This popular Hong Kong toy shop which has outlets in Ap Lei Chau and Central though it also has an online shopping portal as well.
Candles and Votives
The Candle Company, a local candle manufacturer based in Hong Kong has an online shop for its many beautiful wares.
Maternity Clothing and accessories
Sonovaso offers the whole gamut of maternity wear from tops, tunics, dresses, pants, jeans, sleepwear and nursing aides along with resort wear and dressy attire for the mum-to-be who likes to be out on the town.
Ninemonths also offers a wide array of maternity clothes along with baby gift set, skincare products and diaper bags.
Fashion and Accessories
Tiare similarly caters to young stylish women and offers stylish clothes and accessories imported from brands like Joie, Michael Stars, Gorjana, Graham and Spencer and many others.
Flowers and Gifting Services
The following online flower boutiques offer floral arrangements for every occasion along with hampers and baskets which are extremely popular as gifts during local holidays and events.
HongKong Flower Shop
Online Wine Boutiques
Glenn Dunster’s online wine boutique offers fine wines and champagnes imported from the Burgundy region.
Cuvees offers wines from more than 500 wineries from France, Italy, Australia, USA and Spain.
Movie/Concert Ticket Reservations
Urbtix offers online booking of tickets for concerts, exhibitions, films and various other entertainment events through its online portal.
Hong Kong Ticketing
Hong Kong ticketing is the main source for tickets for music concerts, sports events,festivals and more in Hong Kong
UA Cinemas and AMC cinemas online ticket reservations
These two main cinema chains in Hong Kong offer online ticketing via their own portals. Recently they have started offering mobile ticketing in an effort to use the latest technologies.