China Green Agriculture announced that the Company’s previously announced online sales platform of basic agricultural materials has begun operation. The link to the online sales platform is www.900nong.com.
The business model of 900nong.com is analogous to T-mall but specialised in selling basic agricultural materials. It also offers agriculture information, agricultural technology, bulk farm-products and land transfer information. The purpose of building the platform is to provide comprehensive services to rural residents from their farmlands to their everyday lives all over the country. The 900nong.com mobile application (app) is under intense development, and is expected to become operational in autumn 2015. With the mobile app, customers will be able to enjoy 900nong.com’s services in a more convenient way.
Distributors of the Company can set up online shops on 900nong.com to promote the Company’s products as well as other kinds of products such as pesticides and seeds they distribute for various manufacturers. In addition, any interested companies and individuals are able to set up online stores on 900nong.com to sell their products through the website. Eventually, rural residents could purchase anything they need from 900nong.com, instead of traveling far to the physical stores located in the city.
After more than three months of trial operations, as of July 8, 2015 a total of 289 stores were set up on 900nong.com, the total number of registered users reached 2,600 and the trading volume is over RMB 3 million (almost 0.5million USD).
"I am glad that 900nong.com has become operational," stated Tao Li, Chairman and CEO of the Company, " I am pleased to see our distributors and other manufacturers are full of enthusiasm to set up stores on 900nong.com. I believe with the new platform, we have opened another door for our sales project. Since E-commerce is becoming popular in rural areas, 900nong.com is expected to contribute a lot to the Company’s sales revenue."