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Pinkoi taps into Asia’s new mobile shopping trend as mCommerce sales increase by 55 percent

Taiwan’s top curated marketplace reveals new plans for tapping into Asia’s growing trend in mCommerce

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 13, 2016 – Pinkoi, a curated online marketplace for buying and selling original design products, reports that active engagement in Asia’s mobile commerce (mCommerce) market has led to 55% increase in mobile orders during the first half of 2016, compared with the same period last year. The growth is attributed to the recent currency additions in Pinkoi’s mobile app, and the new GPS-determined local currency feature. In the first half of 2016, three regions ranked top in mobile shopping: mainland China (80% of users), Japan (70% of users), and Thailand (60% of users). To create another wave of growth, Pinkoi is releasing more location-based services in the second half of 2016, including country-specific social login options and local payment methods...(Download)

Taipei, 13 September, 2016

Asia’s Largest Designer Community Pinkoi Announces Overseas Growth Plan for 2016

Pinkoi looks to double overseas sales in 2016 by developing its five main markets and targeting new international markets

Taipei, Taiwan, March 16, 2016 – Pinkoi, a curated online marketplace for buying and selling original design products, with Asia’s largest community of designers, today announces its overseas growth plan for 2016. Pinkoi will develop its five main overseas markets: Hong Kong, mainland China, the United States, Japan and Thailand. To further develop the Japanese market, Pinkoi and iichi, Japan’s online marketplace for handmade products, have recently joined forces. Pinkoi will continue targeting English-speaking markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Canada. By increasing its localization efforts, Pinkoi hopes to double overseas sales in 2016.

Pinkoi Targets International Markets

Found in 2011, Pinkoi has already established itself as a market leader in Taiwan. The shopping platform has 1 million members, and has delivered items to 77 countries. Currently, Pinkoi has 500,000+ unique items for sale on its website, mobile web, and android and iOS apps...(Download)

Taipei, 16 March, 2015

Pinkoi focuses on expanding Asian designer community; launches English site

Raises US $9 million from Sequoia India

Pinkoi, Asia’s leading curated online marketplace for original and unique design goods, announced today that it has raised US$ 9 million from Sequoia India and GMO VenturePartners. The startup, which was founded in late 2011, plans to use this new investment to further expand their designer community within Asia and improve discoverability of products to enable anyone to buy and sell unique designer products on their platform.

The company, which has 2 million monthly users, also announced the launch of an English site today. With this, Pinkoi is now available across desktop and mobile devices in five languages including Japanese, Thai, Simplified and Traditional Chinese....(Download)

Taipei, 1 October, 2015