Mr. Wu is a vendor outside the Shanghai Jiao Tong University campus. He bakes corns, and sweet potatoes. That is very typical eatery in north China. Although people generally doubt whether the food is clean, it does not prevent people from lining up to get one.
The interesting stuff is, Mr. Wu, as shown in the photo below, recently moved his business to mobile based.
By request of his customers (typically girls in office buildings), he printed out some name cards, and started to distribute to potential customers.
Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang. Contact information in courtesy of Mr. Wu
On the card, it reads:
Baked Corns, Bakes Sweet Potatoes
Welcome to try. Quality and quality Guaranteed.
People can call him, and he can provide delivery service.
e Commerce? Phone-Commerce
When we are moving our business online, we sometimes forget the basic principles of business – it is still business, no matter how you conduct it. It is just like Mr. Wu. He just catch up the tide of telephone based commerce. Congratulations!
It also reminds me that the whole society is involving constantly, but slowly.
BTW, his potato is very nice.