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Korean payment gateways that can be linked with Shopify

In a previous blog post we said that from the beginning of this year, it became possible to pay yourself in Korean Won by linking one of the Korean payment gateways (PGs) KG Inicis to Shopify. The contents of this blog post are: What is a payment gateway (PG)? How to choose which payment gateway …

Why protecting your online privacy is important

Google and Facebook can be very helpful – could you live without either platform? Also, advertising on both can be very effective. But, like anything, they can be used for good or bad. There is a saying by Tom O’Reilly: If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product So why should you …

Shopify vs Cafe24 (ecommerce platforms comparison)

If you are thinking about opening an online store, you may have heard of Shopify (from Canada) and Cafe24 (from Korea). Both brands offer online store building services for both local and global companies. Cafe24 has the greatest market share in Korea, but Shopify just entered the Korean market and is one of the global …

Shopify launches in Korea

Shopify, the ecommerce platform from Canada, has started offering its services in Korea. Shopify Korea launched its new Korean website recently: https://www.shopify.co.kr/. The interface is now available in Korean. There is also news about a payment gateway, fulfillment and customer service. The Korean payment gateway KG Inicis and Shopify announced in March this year that …

KakaoTalk: how to download, use the app and a guide to Friends

Literally everyone (93% of the population) in Korea uses KakaoTalk, the messaging app. More and more people outside Korea and even Obama uses the app with which you also can interact with companies or bands, do shopping and read the news! This article will tell you everything about the important things of KakaoTalk – it …

Influencer Marketing in Korea – trends and best practices

Influencer marketing is a relatively new aspect of digital marketing, but it is rapidly becoming an important part of any digital marketing strategy. Korea is not any different. You could even argue that Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) are even more important in Korea, because the Naver algorithm strongly favors User Generated Content (UGC). This blog …

Nitaro Digital Marketing Announces Rename and Rebrand to Punch Digital Marketing

Nitaro Digital Marketing is now the all-new scrappy and snappy Punch Digital Marketing. Seoul, South Korea ­– Ushering in the New Year, Punch Digital Marketing—a full-service digital marketing agency specialized in PPC, SEO, and social media, announced its rename and rebrand from Nitaro Digital Marketing to Punch Digital Marketing. Following more than three years of …

Korean outbound tourism statistics and most popular destinations

More and more Koreans like to travel abroad. The GDP per capita is increasing (graph is below) so more Koreans want to enjoy their holiday abroad. On average, a Korean visitor to the U.S. spends approximately $4,900 per trip. In 2018, over 28.7 million Koreans, more than half of the population, traveled abroad (up 8% …

How to use Naver in English

Naver is the most used website / app in South Korea, according to both SimilarWeb and Alexa. Naver is mostly known for its search engine, but it is actually more a portal (like Yahoo!) and also developed other apps like Band (social media) and Line (messaging). Some of its more well known services are: Blog, Cafe …
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