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bigboXX awards super administrators, Hong Kong's leading provider of office supplies & related services, announced today that it has expanded its floral and gifts range to include bouquets, baskets, gift sets and venue decoration. As with other bigboXX's services, these new products are all available from the website to make ordering as convenient as ever.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Administrative Professionals' Day, has also held a "Super Administrator Award" in early April and the winners have now been named. The competition attracted over 300 entrees from within the field of office administration. Participants ranged from secretaries, receptionists and purchasing staff to human resources and administrative personnel. After 15 days of voting, Ms Carrica Lee, Administrative Officer for Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited emerged as champion. Pauline Chiu from SSA Global Technologies (HK) Limited was named 1st runner-up, while Katy Cheung from NetDimensions Limited received the 2nd runner-up award. The winners collected travel prizes and bigboXX gift vouchers worth HK$5,000, a Harbour Plaza Hong Kong HK$1,000 dining voucher and a Gift Hamper valued at over HK$800, respectively. An additional 20 runners-up were also awarded with floral bouquets.

"Although their contribution is not always recognized, administrative professionals play a vital role in maintaining the productivity of business enterprises such as ensuring their office workers get the office supplies they need to do their jobs effectively. By continuing to expand our range of products which include office supplies, printing, floral and corporate premiums, we aim to provide an One Stop Shop for these professionals to save them time and hassles, and at the same time, enjoy our super-competitive pricing and the convenience of on-line ordering through" said Solomon To, Chief Executive Officer of, during the prize presentation.

Carrica Lee, champion of the bigboXX Super Administrator Award, agreed that an outstanding administrator should leverage technology to increase efficiency in today's competitive business world. "By using technology, administrators can free up more time to contribute value-added services for their bosses and colleagues." Carrica herself sets a good example in using online services, regularly performing a range of tasks from ordering office stationery and floral decorations to printing office forms, as well as checking purchasing records.

To help companies show their appreciation of administrative staff this month, is currently running a promotional offer for customers who order flowers and gifts for their secretaries and administrative staff. The offer, which is valid throughout April, includes special discounts on recommended bouquets and baskets, ranging from HK$200 to HK$400. The flowers and gifts can be ordered easily over the Internet, or by phone or fax.

Formerly known as Professional Secretary's Day, Administrative Professional's Day was introduced by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in the United States in 1952 and is celebrated annually on last Wednesday of April. This year is on April 24. It was established in an effort to recognise secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract talent to the secretarial profession. Over the years, Administrative Professional's Day has become one of the world's largest workplace observances. Two years ago, IAAP announced a name change to keep pace with changing job titles and the expanding responsibilities of today's administrative workforce.

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1. is a leading office and business supplies b2b e-commerce portal, providing over 6,000 products to more than 30,000 customers in Hong Kong. Dedicated to serving office administration and finance managers, focuses on providing customers with comprehensive product ranges at highly competitive prices.

2. operates on a technology platform based on a number of enterprise applications, specifically designed and built for the business.

3. Web features offered include customised favourite items lists, standing orders, group account workflow for multiple users (orderers), authorisation limits, approval workflow, order status tracking (warehouse/transit/delivered), order history analysis by order point/category/product, and payment status of past deliveries.

4. uses a state-of-the-art e-payment solution provided by HSBC. All financial transactions are direct with HSBC in a completely secure environment and no credit card information will be lodged with

5.'s hub for storage, order processing and distribution is located in Kwai Chung. The 95,000-sq-ft Distribution Centre has over 100 staff and 25 delivery vehicles operating. Orders taken on are immediately retrieved at the warehouse and processed for next day delivery.

6. In December 2000, won the Certificate of Merit (Application Category) in IT Excellence Awards 2000 organized by Hong Kong Computer Society. In November 2001, won the "Best Practice Management" Award for technology development.

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