1. Why should I participate, and what are the benefits?
- No upfront cost, support sustainable development for Hong Kong citizens, and gain profits in the business process.
- Zero2 is not a traditional online shopping platform but a smart city application that encourages sustainable behavior among users through digitalization, offering merchant discounts as incentives.
- Merchants can gain sustainable marketing and exposure, which other e-commerce platforms do not provide.
- Achieve environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) goals through digital transformation. Small and medium-sized enterprises currently lack resources but will need to improve their ESG standards in the near future. Zero2 provides monthly carbon emission audit reports, including water, electricity, gas bills, and detailed employee commuting information (Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions).
- Zero2 can quantify the ESG impact generated by the discounts provided by merchants to customers.
- Zero2 also offers offline participation for brands to quantify the merchant’s ESG impact.
2. How to participate?
- Contact the Zero2 business development team and register as a green merchant.
- Place mission tent cards in stores to verify customers’ carbon reduction behaviors (such as reducing plastic, utensils, and containers).
- Download the Zero2 application and participate in activities.
3. Why should I provide discounts?
- Further encourage sales and exposure by incentivizing members through product discounts.
- Provide discounts for green purposes to enhance brand loyalty among sustainable customers.
4. Besides providing discounts, how else can I participate?
- Register as a green merchant with a Zero2 representative.
- Place display cards in stores to verify customers’ carbon reduction behaviors (such as reducing plastic, utensils, and containers).
- Download the Zero2 application and participate in activities.
5. How long does the registration process take?
- The registration process generally takes about 5 minutes.
6. Who else is participating in the program?
- Over 100 merchants have joined Zero2, including companies like Disney, Kimberly-Clark, and Lee Kum Kee. For more details, please visit the website www.zero2.app.
7. How do customers purchase and redeem products?
- After customers complete green actions, Zero2 will issue corresponding Zero Coins to customers.
- Using Zero Coins and discounted prices, customers can purchase vouchers (QR codes) in the Zero2 application.
- Customers show the vouchers in stores, and merchants scan the QR codes using the application.
- After registration, the transaction is recorded, and the merchant should provide the corresponding products to the customer.
8. How and when will we receive payments?
Zero2 will make payments to merchants within 30 days based on the contract.
9. What contract needs to be signed?
Merchants and Zero2 will sign a separate agreement authorizing Zero2 to list the merchant’s products based on product descriptions, quantities, original prices, discounted prices, and Zero2 service fees.
10. What is the service fee percentage?
The service fee is generally 10-20% of the product’s discounted price.
11. How and when will we receive reports?
Zero2 will send monthly reports to merchants via email at the end of each month. The report will include the transaction amounts processed by the merchant during that month, the number of Zero Coins they have earned, and the carbon reduction achieved through transactions by customers.
12. What happens to the received Zero Coins?
The Zero Coins received by merchants do not have a real monetary value. They represent the carbon reduction achieved by customers through the merchant’s daily actions and sustainable impact.
13. How can we obtain mission tent cards?
Please call 3127 0918 to contact the Zero2 business development team.
14. What information needs to be submitted for participation?
To become a green merchant, please submit the Business Registration (BR) and contact information (name and phone number). To list products on the Zero2 platform, please submit product descriptions, quantities, original prices, and discounted prices. Please call 3127 0918 to contact the Zero2 business development team for inquiries.
15. How do we submit this information?
Zero2 has a merchant backend where merchants can submit product descriptions, images, and other information.
We will provide tutorials and guidance for merchants to refer to.
16. How long will this program last?
The collaboration between Zero2 and the Hong Kong Housing Society will run from July to December, a total of 6 months.
After the event period, Zero2 will continue to be open to the public.
17. What is the average discount rate for merchants listing their products?
The general recommendation is from 30% to 50% off. Please contact the Zero2 business development team for inquiries.
18. How many products should we list on Zero2?
There is no limit to the number of products. Please contact the Zero2 business development team for inquiries.
19. How many Zero Coins should we charge for each product?
The amount of Zero Coins to charge is determined by the Zero2 team.
20. Can Zero Coins be exchanged for cash?
Zero Coins cannot be exchanged for cash.
21. What is the relationship between this program and the Housing Society?
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Hong Kong Housing Society, they have collaborated with the Zero2 app to promote digitization and sustainable economy. By incentivizing attractive merchant discounts, we hope to attract and empower residents to change their daily sustainable behaviors, pursue zero carbon emissions, zero waste, and promote recycling efforts.
22. Will there be an impact if my company is not engaged in any sustainability efforts?
Zero2’s mission is to promote the digital transformation of the economy with quantifiable ESG impact on the triple bottom line (planet, people, and profit) of sustainability. We believe that technology can be a powerful tool for reducing the environmental impact of buildings, improving the well-being of occupants, and creating long-term value for stakeholders. By leveraging data analytics, smart sensors, and innovative software solutions, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future for everyone. Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to make informed decisions, drive positive mindset shifts, and create a better world for future generations.