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South Korean pop culture, from K-Pop to the Netflix super hit “Squid Game” to the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” is taking over the world by storm. Beyond the smash hit “Squid Game” on Netflix, and South Korean pop stars like BTS and Blackpink which continue to dominate album charts throughout the globe, the country’s ardent following culture is becoming an international phenomenon. In addition to this, Korea has increased its exports, which means that if you’re looking for something exclusive to Korea, you can get it, no matter where you live. However, with the ever-rising shipping costs, it has become a challenge – until now.
Delivered Korea is one of the few services in the world which help lower your shipping costs while delivering your favorite Korean items to your doorstep. Except for a few prohibited items, you can get just about any Korean product with a click of a button. And this blog explains how you can get access to low international shipping costs from South Korea via Delivered Korea.
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G-Market: South Korea's No.1 Online Marketplace
Gmarket is one of the most popular and internationally acclaimed e-commerce websites in South Korea. The platform deals in millions of products and is widely considered the trendiest shopping site in the country. Since they have started accepting both PayPal and credit cards issued in other countries, Gmarket has become the go-to online marketplace worldwide for both Korean and international shoppers. Both the website and the app are available just in English; just check to see whether you are on the international Gmarket, and order your favorite Korean products – from beauty products to electronic items to kids’ accessories – to your heart’s fill!
How Does Delivered Korea Help?
Delivered Korea’s mission as a leading package forwarding service is to provide international access to Korean products. Acting as intermediaries between Korean vendors and international customers, we facilitate transactions at a very reasonable cost to both parties. You can ship local Korean products bought from Gmarket and any online shop to our state-of-the-art warehouse in Busan, South Korea. It will be cheaper for you since we will send the goods straight to your country.
To help you better understand this procedure, below is a detailed guide on how to use Gmarket and Delivered Korea together so you can get your online orders at the lowest shipping rates possible, right to your doorstep!
How to Use G-Market
There are only two important things you need to get started: a Global Gmarket account and a Delivered Korea account to be able to buy and ship your purchases internationally. This might sound quite impossible if you are living outside Korea, but with these useful tips, you don’t have to worry at all. The very first thing you need to understand is how to use your Gmarket account to get what you need.
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Choose English (global.gmarket.co.kr)
The prospect of internet buying might be extremely daunting if you don’t speak Korean, since most sites are Korean-only. However, the nicest thing about shopping on Gmarket is that you don’t have to learn Hangeul, the Korean script, to do so. You can simply switch to the English version of the site once you go to their page.
All you have to do is click the ‘English’ option in the dropdown that appears after you click ‘Global’ on the top right side of the screen, just below the shopping cart icon. Once you have done so, you will see the following screen.
If you’re browsing Gmarket on Google from overseas, it should give you Global Gmarket (global.gmarket.co.kr) as the 1st result so you won’t need to change the language to English.
Now, you can move on to the next step, i.e., becoming a user.
Choose ‘Register‘ in the menu on the top left of the search bar. If you already have an account, then simply sign in.
Once you land here, fill in any personal information needed in the required fields/boxes. Don’t forget to verify whether the information, username, etc., you need are still available. After then, check your email to verify that you’ve been registered.
When you get registered with this international shipping service, you can move on to the next phase of your shopping experience.
Select Your Product
You are now free to go shopping as soon as you have re-signed into Gmarket using your new user ID and password. Keep in mind that there is a drop-down menu in the top right corner of the screen that allows you to choose the currency that you want to use. For this Gmarket shipping guide, we will be changing it to USD or United States dollars. This is what it should look like in the top right corner of the screen once you select the currency option you want to go with:
Once done, and if you wish to browse the site, go to the left side of the page and choose a category from the list there. If you have a specific idea of what it is that you want to find, go ahead and put it into the rectangle search box.
Choose the Item You Want
The following page will display the various product selections that are currently available to you. Keep scrolling down the screen until you find the one that meets you needs, and then click it.
We’ve decided to use ‘K-Pop Albums’ as an example since we want to demonstrate how this international shipping service works.
Buy Your Product
After making your choices, you can either click ‘buy now‘ to complete your purchase or ‘add to cart‘ to continue shopping. Fill out the shipment form with your details (this is also where Delivered Korea will come in). Always remember to provide accurate information while registering for anything.
You will also be able to see the options of buying one or more, and the resulting price under the ‘Select Option’ at the bottom of your screen.
Depending on what you want, simply click ‘Buy Now‘ or ‘Add to Cart‘, which will lead you to checkout. From here, you’ll be asked to choose your ‘Delivery Address‘ and ‘Payment Methods‘.
To ship your purchased goods to your free Korean address (suite address), please enter the following in the address section:
- Recipient Name: YOUR FULL NAME
- Address 1: YOUR SUITE NUMBER, 3F, 227-1 Sinseon-ro,
- Address 2: Nam-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea (Zip code: 48553)
- Contact: +82 51-742-7777 (051-742-7777)
- Mobile: +82 10-3222-0388 (010-3222-0388)
As for your payment methods, you’ll be provided with various types of global payment methods such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, UnionPay, and American Express (AMEX). Simply choose one of your preferences.
Credit card and PayPal payments are accepted without any special processing. If you’re looking for a fast and easy payment solution, setting up an account in cyberspace is a great choice.
Bring in the Best Online Forwarding Service
You can streamline your overall shopping experience with Korean online stores by signing up with Delivered Korea (remember how we mentioned that Delivered Korea will come in?).
Benefits of Delivered Korea:
- Countries we ship to worldwide: 220
- Maximum savings for international shipments: 80%
- Average savings for international shipments: 30%
- On-time shipments and order accuracy: 99.8%
You can check our website to check out our services and select the one that best suits your needs.
We have two options:
- You Buy, We Ship: In this option, you can order your products from Gmarket and we’ll offer you affordable shipment.
- We Buy and Ship: Tell us what you need from Gmarket, and we will take care of everything – from order placement to consolidating your multiple packages to shipment.
To sign up, just go to delivered.co.kr and hit the ‘Sign Up‘ button. Following registration and login, you will be sent to the ‘My Packages‘ page.
Let’s start off with a step-by-step ‘You Buy, We Ship‘ instruction. If you wish to skip to the ‘We Buy and Ship‘ guide, please click here.
Add in Your Information
To fill out your ‘My Incoming Package Form,’ visit the ‘You Buy Orders‘ page. Here, just add the complete order details from your order at Global Gmarket. This process is required as this would let us know what we should expect to receive at our warehouse.
Once you have submitted a ‘My Incoming Package Form,’ you’ll see your dummy package with a ‘Submitted‘ status.
Pro-tip: Fill out and submit this form as soon as possible after completing your purchase on Global Gmarket so that the process flows quickly and smoothly.
Await confirmation and more information on your delivery from Delivered Korea. Your package status will change to ‘Received‘ if received at our warehouse.
Also, you can check out the shipping calculator on our site if you want to check out what it would cost to ship your order. Simply enter the destination country, postal code, package weight, and package dimensions and our calculator will give you all the available rates from different shipping carriers with their shipping timeframes.
When you’re ready to ship your package(s), you may proceed to checkout
Pay for Shipping
Now, the final step requires you to pay the shipping fees. When your package is ready to be shipped, you can go to the ‘My Packages‘ page and select the packages you wish to pay for, then proceed to checkout.
Here, you’ll need to select the ‘Shipping Address‘ and the ‘Shipping Service‘ you want to use.
Then, you may proceed to checkout.
Here, you’ll be able to use DK Point or DK Money to pay for your order. Otherwise, you can select your preferred payment method.
Wait for Your Package
You’re all done! You won’t have to do anything but wait for the shipment to arrive at your door. We hope that these shipping tips will help and ensure that you skip out on expensive shipping and get the best possible service at the lowest possible rates from Delivered Korea today.
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Additional Benefits as a Delivered Korea Member (We Buy and Ship)
The ‘We Buy and Ship’ services are also available from Delivered Korea’s website if you are having trouble while buying your favorite products from Korea. Our personal shoppers are available for hire if you’d rather have someone else do your shopping for you. At Gmarket, customers are neither restricted to making single purchases nor is there a limit on how much they can buy.
To make things easier for yourself, just let Delivered Korea know the items you wish to buy and we’ll place the order, consolidate your packages (in case you are buying multiple items), and ship to your country. Rest assured that this process is easy and hassle-free as you get to sit back and relax while a personal shopper does everything from start to finish for you.
The only thing you need to do is to click on the ‘We Buy Orders’ option on our website, and from there you will find the ‘New Form’ where you can specify the things you desire to purchase.
To get started, follow ‘Step 1‘, then skip all the way to ‘Step 7‘ where you’ll be asked to fill out the ‘We Buy and Ship Order Form‘.
Once you have successfully submitted the order form, your order status will have the ‘Submitted‘ status.
Once Delivered Korea has purchased the item and is ready to dispatch your package, your order will have the ‘Pending‘ status.
You may now add the item to the cart and proceed to checkout. For this, you can go to ‘Step 9‘ and follow along.
That’s it and you’re all set!
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Enjoy the Experience
Because we are a package forwarding and international shipping service, Delivered Korea provides you with a straightforward and uncomplicated way to get everything you want from Gmarket.
Just follow these Delivered Korea & Gmarket discounted shipping tips if you want to avoid spending a fortune on shipping. All you have to do is use Delivered Korea’s extensive shipping order processing, and personal shopping options. This will save you a ton of time, energy, and anxiety over whether or not the things you purchased will be delivered on time and within your budget.
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