Assumed that you are currently working in a start-up, which the business nature is merely on
the basis of your personal assumptions. You are the e-solution project leader, who is
responsible for planning, designing, developing and launching an e-commerce website for your
company as an e-retail channel.
Due to very limited resources, the in-house solution is
impossible in current stage. Therefore, you have to select the most appropriate e-commerce
platform service provider(s) to plan to launch your e-commerce website(s) for your business.
This is an individual assignment. In your report, you should
define the assumptions of your start-up business;
explore the possible alternatives of e-commerce platform service providers to be
establish the evaluation criteria;
establish any relevant process(es) to make your final decision.
General Marking Criteria
Topic of your business (10%)
Main content (80%)
Format, briefness, clearness and conciseness of your report. (10%)
Your report should
include everything needed such as text, figures, tables, and references in your report for
be no more than 5 pages, excluding cover page. If your report has more than 5 pages, only
the first 5 pages will be marked, and the rest pages will not be read and marked. You may
put extra supporting information in the Appendix section (up to 4 pages for appendix), if it
is needed. The Appendix section is only for reference, and will not be marked.
be used with the font size 12 in the A4 page size.
include all references related to your report. Otherwise, it may be treated as the plagiarism.
Submit your soft copy of the word document to the Assignment page in the Blackboard.
Your file name should be named as studentID_A1.docx, for example, 19123456d_A1.docx.
Late Submission Penalty
For any late submissions, your marks will be deducted as below.
Within 1 day (25% Less)
Within 2 days (50% Less)
More than 2 days (100% Less)
Consequences of plagiarism
If the submissions have at least 50% similarity, they may be treated as the plagiarism cases.
The Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee may investigate these cases. All the
students involved in these cases may receive 0% for this assignment. In addition, please refer
to the student handbook for the policies of plagiarism.