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Korean companies using Shopify

There are already many (big and small) Korean companies on Shopify, for example Amore Pacific, MBX (Memebox), Line Friends and T1. MBX is a unicorn startup that graduated from Y Combinator. But which stores have the most (estimated) revenue and (estimated) traffic? And what are some other featured Shopify stores, who is their owner, what is their product and which apps are they using?

Contents:

  • BuiltWith top 20
  • WooRank top 20
  • Store Leads top 5
  • Featured by Shopify podcast / blog
  • Conclusion

BuiltWith top 20

According to BuiltWith, some of the top 20 Korean Shopify sites are below.

Source: https://trends.builtwith.com/shop/Shopify/South-Korea

#WebsiteSales Revenue ($)Traffic
1amorepacific.com3.9 mMedium
2inbodyusa.com443 kMedium
3cosmetic-love.com310 kMedium
4kollectionk.com42 kMedium
5shop.mymusictaste.com Medium
6my.althea.kr Medium
7helinox.com143 k
8nordgreen.co.kr123 k
9nanamall.com91 k
10sthsweet.com84 k
11cosmetic-love.com80 k
12bioeffectkorea.co.kr64 k
13korurekorea.co.kr63 k
14chantecaille.kr45 k
15cestusasia.co.kr43 k
16kollectionk.com42 k
17thedreamcare.com32 k
18blindreason.com30 k
19cosmedi.kr28 k
20challansdeparis.com25 k

WooRank top 20

WooRank uses different metrics from BuiltWith. Their top 20 is below.

Source: https://index.woorank.com/en/reviews?countries=KR&technologies=shopify

#WebsiteDescription
1a-pair.krcontemporary earrings, design studio
2cosmetic-love.comAll about Korean Beauty Skincare and Makeup Products – Cosmetic Love
3mulawear.comWomen’s Essential Athleisure Wear | mulawear usa
4innisfree.comInnisfree Official USA | Korean Beauty Products, Skincare & Makeup | innisfree
5thisisneverthat.comthisisneverthat
6vintorio.co.kr빈토리오 와인액세서리
7us.sulwhasoo.comSulwhasoo | Shop Korean Holistic Beauty from Sulwhasoo Online
8clothingharajuku.comHarajuku store fashion aesthetic clothing all stiles
9nyfashioncity.comkorea trendy shop – Nyfashioncity
10thumbeline.comShop the Sale: 60% off Sitewide – Thumbeline
11amorepacific.comAMOREPACIFIC US | Official Online Store of AmorePacific US
12iope.co.krAritaum
13us.aritaum.comAritaum
14dexclusive.comDexclusive Watches — Dexclusive.com
15sayurijapan.net
16ahc.co.krAHC United States
17meibe.krMEIBE KOREA: 韓國美妝 + 韓國本地價格 + 首爾直送
18laneige.comLANEIGE Korean Skincare & Makeup
19beautihara.comBeautihara | Largest Selection of K Beauty Online Store
20m5stack.comM5Stack – Modular Rapid ESP32 IoT Development Board – ESP32 dev kits– m5stack-store

Below you can see which technologies the top Shopify sites in Korea are using.


Store Leads

Store Leads also uses a different methodology from both BuiltWith and WooRank.

Source: https://storeleads.app/reports/shopify/KR/top-stores

NameDomainRank
KollectionKkollectionk.com3,162
Cosmetic Lovecosmetic-love.com5,866
Harumiowww.harum.io13,922
Althea Malaysiamy.althea.kr15,972
hallyumart.comhallyumart.com26,633

As you can see below, the number of Shopify stores in Korea is growing rapidly.

Below are the top 10 installed apps across all Shopify stores in Korea. Apps are similar to plugins (WordPress).

Below are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Shopify in Korea.


Featured by Shopify podcast / blog

There are some companies using Shopify that have a (part) Korean owner or Korean product that were featured by the Shopify podcast or blog. Below you can find short profiles.

Glow

Christine Chang and Sarah Lee (both Korean) sell (Korean) natural beauty products. https://www.shopify.com/blog/118993861-how-glow-recipes-gets-publicity-by-being-a-thought-leader

Morning Recovery

Sisun Lee has a hangover drinks company. He was born and raised in Korea. https://www.shopify.com/blog/morning-recovery-drink-branding

AYK

Angie Kim (Korean) sells hand-dyed handbags. https://www.shopify.com/blog/122698373-13-inspiring-women-entrepreneurs

Blank Tag

Remi is Korean and Mexican and sells stickers. https://www.shopify.com/blog/blank-tag-co-automation

Soko Glam / Then I met you

Charlotte Cho (Korean) has a Korean skincare, beauty and makeup business. https://www.shopify.com/blog/shopify-stores

MISHIBOX

Sylvia Song (Korean) runs a Korean beauty subscription box. https://www.shopify.com/blog/202360137-start-a-subscription-box-business

Panacea

Terry Lee (Korean) ran a Korean skincare company. https://www.shopify.com/blog/launching-a-brand

Doe Lashes

Jason Wong sells eye lashes made and designed in Korea. https://www.shopify.com/blog/doe-lashes-influencer-marketing

Bartaile

Bartaile sells travel goods made in Korea. https://www.shopify.com/blog/bartaile-partnerships

Vitaclean

Vitaclean sells Korean beauty products. https://www.shopify.com/blog/beauty-brand-helps-water-crisis


Conclusion

As you can see many Korean Shopify stores focus on:

  • skincare / beauty / makeup
  • clothing / apparel / fashion

You could argue that Korea has competitive clusters in above sectors (besides electronics, cars, gaming and K-wave). Does that mean you should also sell those items? That depends, it may be competitive so you may have to focus on a niche for which there is demand.


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