Fahasa starts selling books online Nguyen Vinh By Nguyen Vinh – The Saigon Times Daily Fahasa’s customers and partners test-use the website at fahasa.com at the launch of the site on October 6 in HCMC – PHOTO: NGUYEN VINH HCMC-based book distributor Fahasa on Tuesday launched a book-selling website which up to 10,000 users can visit at a time. On the site at fahasa.com, customers can place orders for books with 10-50% discounts on cover prices. For orders in Hanoi and HCMC, books will be delivered within 24 hours but delivery time may be two to three days in other parts of the country. “E-commerce competition has become stronger. Fahasa has a competitive edge as it has more than 200 local and foreign suppliers,” said Pham Minh Thuan, chairman and general director of Fahasa. Those buying foreign-language books can save some money if they order books on fahasa.com because prices are lower than on foreign websites such as Amazon thanks to lower shipping cost. Along with the development of online book distribution service, Fahasa will open 10 more bookstores within the last quarter this year, raising the total number of new bookstores opened this year to 16. Fahasa has 74 bookstores in 34 of the nation’s 63 cities and provinces.