eBay Korea partners with nationwide convenience store chain GS25 to launch the “Smile Box” service

eBay Korea has joined forces with nationwide convenience store chain GS25 to offer consumers a combined online-offline sales service.

San Jose, California, 2016-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The partnership will see the launch of the “Smile Box” service, in which deliveries are made to an unmanned box for single-person households and female customers. The service is available 24 hours a day, and customers will be able to receive their deliveries ordered online from Gmarket, Auction and G9 at their nearest GS25 store.

The service will begin in August with a trial installation of Smile Boxes across 50 GS25 stores in Seoul, with the plan to gradually expand it nationwide. The boxes will be installed in areas with a high number of deliveries (determined through analysis of Gmarket and Auction delivery information) that have a large concentration of single-person households.

This “customer-centric endeavour is the future for online and mobile shopping,” said an eBay Korea representative. “We hope to build an enhanced, more convenient shopping environment for our customers.”

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The signing ceremony was held at eBay headquarters in Seoul’s Yeoksam-dong district, and attended by Brian Byun and Managing Director Yoon-seong Cho of GS Retail.

The signing ceremony was held at eBay headquarters in Seoul’s Yeoksam-dong district, and attended by Brian Byun and Managing Director Yoon-seong Cho of GS Retail.

eBay Korea’s Gmarket joins forces with Japan’s largest internet mall Rakuten

San Jose, California, 2016-May-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Under the agreement, Gmarket will launch a flagship store on Rakuten Ichiba – its Japanese platform – featuring boutique shops that will offer Korean fashion and beauty products to Rakuten’s membership base of more than 100 million users.

eBay Korea’s Gmarket has joined forces with Japan’s largest internet mall Rakuten to benefit sellers in both countries.

At initial launch, this will include 200 items of women’s fashion and 100 items of Korean small- and medium-sized cosmetic brands.

Rakuten will launch a similar service on Gmarket’s curated ecommerce service G9, offering Korean consumers the opportunity to purchase unique merchandise from Rakuten’s extensive lineup of Japanese merchants.

Both companies expect the product line-ups to increase over the coming months.

Rakuten and eBay Korea will provide sellers with translation, listings, merchandising and customer support services.

The retailers will also support each other by providing fulfilment centre warehouse space and delivery solutions in their respective home countries. When a consumer purchases a product on their local site, the order will be processed in a fulfillment centre in the merchant’s home country and products will be delivered directly to the consumer.

Henry Chun, head of Gmarket, and Masato Takahashi, managing executive officer of Rakuten, attended the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing ceremony in Tokyo.

“The deal will pave the way for Korean small fashion and cosmetic brands who have been struggling to introduce their unique, high-quality products to consumers worldwide, to increase their exports to Japan,” Chun explained.

Takahashi said the agreement was another step toward active cross-border trading for merchants – small and large – in both countries.

 

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eBay Korea’s Gmarket joins forces with Japan’s largest internet mall Rakuten

eBay Korea’s Gmarket joins forces with Japan’s largest internet mall Rakuten

eBay Korea to offer vegetables, meat and dairy through Korea’s Gmarket and IAC platforms

eBay is offering fresh products such as vegetables, meat and dairy through Korea’s Gmarket and IAC platforms.

San Jose, California, 2015-11-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a move that will further change online shopping, eBay is offering fresh products such as vegetables, meat and dairy through Korea’s Gmarket and IAC platforms.

Korean shoppers, particularly single households and double-income families, are increasingly looking to buy small bundles of fresh produce online and have it delivered the same day. With this in mind, eBay Korea has partnered with Homeplus, one of the largest retail chains in Korea with more than 100 branches, to create a new offering called Homeplus Pavilion.

In an increasingly crowded online marketplace, the partnership signals a shift to meet evolving consumer demands and a tie-in with a successful and established offline retail brand.

The new arrangement will mean more than 30,000 items can be ordered from Gmarket-IAC and supplied to homes the same day via Homeplus’ logistics system and arsenal of cold storage trucks. The service currently encompasses 88 stores nationwide but will expand over time.

“As shoppers’ demand increases for fresh products, the timing is perfect for this collaboration,” says Ju Cheol Lee, Partnership Program Director, eBay Korea.

“We’ve aligned with a top Korean retail brand and put the final touches to the platform, giving our customers an easy and efficient experience when buying these goods on eBay,” he added.

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eBay Korea to offer vegetables, meat and dairy through Korea’s Gmarket and IAC platforms

eBay Korea to offer vegetables, meat and dairy through Korea’s Gmarket and IAC platforms