Incheon Customs in South Korea is full of overseas products before the Double Eleven online shopping event. (Photo provided to China News Service)
(ENCS) -- Chinese commodities on cross-border e-commerce platforms are very popular in South Korea during shopping festivals both in China and abroad, such as the Double Eleven online shopping event and Black Friday.
According to China's Ali Express, China-made gaming keyboards, fascia massager guns, coffee machines, mystery boxes and other trendy goods have become a hit in South Korea.
"South Korean people have a lot in common with Chinese people in their lifestyles and consumption trends," said Yong Yang, from Ali Express.
"The South Korean market will be an easy option if Chinese enterprises want to open shops on cross-border e-commerce platforms," Yong added.
During the Double Eleven online shopping event, Ali Express replaced the local South Korean e-commerce platform Coupang and won the most downloads in the country's App Store.
Together with Cainiao, a logistics enterprise in China, Ali Express has set up warehouses covering tens of thousands of square meters for stocking and delivering goods in Weihai and Yantai in Shandong Provinces and other cities.
Goods in these warehouses can reach South Korea in about three days, which is as fast as local e-commerce logistics in South Korea.
South Korea ranks 5th in the world's e-commerce market, comparable to the whole Southeast Asian market.
Official statistics show that its people spent 4.1 billion U.S. dollars on cross-border e-commerce last year, of which more than a quarter was spent on Chinese products.