SHENZHEN, China, July 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN) ("Winner," or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven PurCotton(R) materials for the medical and consumer products industries, announced today that it opened its first online PurCotton(R) store featuring its entire array of products on Taobao.com at http://purcotton.mall.taobao.com/ .
Taobao ( http://www.taobao.com ), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group, is the largest consumer e-commerce website in Asia with approximately 170 million registered users, and represents 80% of the e-commerce market share in China as of the end of 2009. Since its launch in May 2003, Taobao has become China's leading C2C and B2C marketplace through its Bazaar and Mall segments, surpassing competitors on all key metrics, including website traffic, active users, product listings, and transaction volume. By opening an online store on the "Mall" of Taobao.com, which is a B2C section for high-end and well-known brands, Winner will leverage the website's well-established customer base to market and distribute its PurCotton(R) products throughout China. In addition, Winner will participate in Taobao Mall special promotions, which reward consumers with free products once they achieve specified spending thresholds. Winner will also offer discounts on certain products during certain time periods, plans to setup a product trial center in its online store, and will mail out free samples to consumers, in an effort to drive traffic to its online store and to further build brand awareness of its PurCotton(R) products.
PurCotton(R) promotes medical grade, 100% cotton products for daily use and the concept that utilizing these high quality products will improve the users' everyday life. The main distribution channels include chain stores (PurCotton(R) stores), on-line sales, supermarkets and wholesales to large customers. This is the Company's first initiative to establish PurCotton(R) business-to-consumer online stores in order to address the consumer's evolving shopping preferences. The Company is also planning to build its own B2C trading website that will be co-branded through its retail stores, in addition to other online mediums to reach a much broader customer base throughout China.
PurCotton(R) is a non-woven fabric made with 100% natural cotton products. PurCotton promotes the concept of "Let medical products be close to your life, Let pure cotton improve your health." Using PurCotton(R) patented technology, the company develops many healthy, comfortable, safe and environmentally friendly daily care and home living products. PurCotton(R) products are classified into four main categories: baby personal products, feminine personal products, daily home care products and medical care products. The raw materials of all PurCotton(R) products are imported from the United States, are natural cotton and additive-free.
About Winner Medical:
Winner Medical is a leading manufacturer and the largest exporter by volume in the medical dressing industry in China. Headquartered in Shenzhen, the Company has eight wholly owned operating subsidiaries and four joint ventures with over 5,000 employees. The Company engages in the manufacturing, sale, research and development of medical care products, wound care products, home care products and PurCotton(R) products, a non-woven fabric made from 100% natural cotton. The products are sold worldwide, with Europe, the United States, China and Japan serving as the top four markets. The Company currently holds more than sixty patents and patent applications for various products and manufacturing processes and is one of the few Chinese companies licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ship finished, sterilized products directly to the United States market. To learn more about Winner Medical, please visit Winner Medical's web site at: http://ir.winnermedical.com .
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For more information, please contact: Company: Peng Zhai Investor Relations Manager Winner Medical Group Inc. Tel: +86-755-2806-6858 +86-755-2813-8888 x691 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://ir.winnermedical.com Investors: Scott Powell HC International, Inc. Tel: +1-917-721-9480 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.hcinternational.net
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