361 Degrees and SmartMozo Form International E-commerce Joint Venture
Headquartered in Hong Kong, SmartMozo is the first "E-commerce 3.0" technology company in the Asia Pacific region that utilizes the Online-to-Offline ("O2O") approach built around a core of Big Data technologies and a foundation of precise positioning data. It provides quality products and services to the 20 trillion dollar global retail market.
Prompted by a similar strategic vision on the development trends of areas such as the Internet, e-commerce and Big Data analysis, the two companies formed an international e-commerce joint venture to promote business expansion and internationalization. Both parties will invest in form of cash, physical property, space, and system software, and 361 Degrees and SmartMozo will hold 70% and 30% stake in the joint venture, respectively. A leading independent third-party payment solutions company, 99 Bill, will provide a convenient and quick payment platform. This cross-sector alliance is set to create "the only international online sporting goods trading platform in China".
The partnership integrates both parties' competencies. 361 Degrees will fully leverage its strengths in commercial resources, brand equity, and offline resources, while SmartMozo will draw upon its expertise in information systems and Big Data. The two parties will be able to expand their businesses and develop globally through the use of e-commerce. In addition, the joint venture will be based in the Free Trade Zone of Xiamen, China. The advantages of Xiamen's Free Trade Zone, such as convenient customs clearance, quick inspection and cross-border payments, tax returns and logistics will facilitate the development of cross-border e-commerce.
The construction of this online trading platform will provide more focused and segmented choices and value-added shopping experience for global users. Both parties are confident that the new platform will generate fruitful results at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and are very excited about the prospects of the partnership.
Mr. Giang Phung, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SmartMozo expressed confidence in the prospects of the partnership, "I believe the partnership between SmartMozo and 361 Degrees will enable both parties to leverage their strengths and generate incredible results."
Mr. Ding Wuhao, President and Executive Director of 361 Degrees, said, "The partnership is one of 361 Degrees' strategies to segment users against the Internet backdrop. As an official partner of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 361 Degrees believes the partnership with SmartMozo will not only build up momentum for the Olympic Games, and fully integrate resources to achieve mutual development, but it is also another brand new exploration that is innovative and revolutionary in the Internet environment."
About 361 Degrees International Limited
361 Degrees International Limited is one of the leading sports brand enterprises in China, possessing brand marketing, research and development, design, manufacturing, distribution and retail capabilities. The Group's products include footwear, apparel, accessories and equipment for sport and leisure uses. The Group has established an extensive supply chain management system through proprietary and sub-contracted manufacturing operations; and an exclusive distribution and retail network in China through distribution via authorized distributors.
For more details, please refer to its website: www.361sport.com.
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