MONSPACE Multinational Corporation has officiated the soft launch of Monspace Mall Korea at Le Meridien Hotel, Seoul on 9 December 2017. Founder and CEO of MONSPACE, Dato’ Sri Jessy Lai, was present in Seoul to officiate the event.

The soft launch on Saturday announced a collaboration between Monspace Mall Korea and Korean mall. MONSPACE intends to leverage Korean Mall’s network, logistical facility and expertise in local culture to serve Korean shoppers and fans of Korean products from around the world.

Since 2002, Korean has maintained a 2-digit growth in e-commerce. In 2014 that figure reached 17.7%, making e-commerce a 45.3 trillion KRW industry, almost double the size it was in 2009.

While sales and retail as a category remains relatively stagnant in growth, e-commerce has grown in bounds and leaps. About 92.6% of all Korean residents has access to the internet, creating a conducive environment for online shopping to thrive. Online transactions now occupy 15.1% of all retail sales in Korea.

Today, Korea is the 7th biggest e-commerce market in the world, and 3rd biggest in Asia Pacific. According to Emarketer’s report in 2015, Korean e-commerce is an industry worth 37 billion USD, following other top ranking markets in the world: China (563 billion USD), US (350 billion USD), UK (94 billion USD), Japan (79 billion USD), Germany (73 billion USD), and France (42 billion USD). Korea also has the highest e-commerce penetration in Asia Pacific at 65%, and the fastest internet.

The most popular Korean e-commerce platform now are Gmarket, 11street, and Coupang, which gained 2500 sellers merely 4 years after its founding.

Monspace Mall Korea also accepts MSD, a cryptocurrency issued by MONSPACE, for all transactions on the website.

MSD is centrally administered, but relies on the Ethereum block chain architecture. Its value is determined by market supply and demand forces—the greater the buying power of MSD within the closed MONSPACE environment, the greater the value one would expect MSD to acquire on an open exchange. Monspace therefore has the incentive to increase the utility of MSD within its own community to ensure the success of the cryptocurrency.

JJCC, a six-member Korean hip-hop boy group was present to witness the event.

韩国Monspace Mall 于2017年12月9日在首尔举办开幕

Monspace集团于2017年12月9日在韩国首尔艾美酒店(Le Meridien Hotel)举办了一场韩国Monspace Mall启动开幕礼,集团创办人兼执行长拿督斯里赖彩云出席并主持开幕礼。

本次的开幕礼上,Monspace集团也宣布了韩国Monspace Mall将与韩国网购商城(Korean Mall)展开合作,Monspace集团计划运用韩国网购商城的联络网、物流设施以及在地文化专才,再引进来自世界各地的产品以服务当地的消费者以及会员。

韩国自2002年开始在电子商务发展就一直维持在二位数以上的增长状态,2014年时增速就已达17.7%,规模达到45.3万亿韩币,几乎是2009年20.6万亿韩币时的一倍以上。

尽管近年来韩国整体零售业无大幅增长,但电子商务却持续不断蓬勃发展中,以家庭户数量来计算,韩国居民大约92.6%的住户都能使用网路,对于电商发展更是有利,也因此尽管在零售整体下滑的现阶段而言,韩国电子商务发展却在零售总额占比达到了15.1%之高。

端看韩国电子商务的演变,韩国已经是全世界第七大以及亚太地区第三大电子商务零售市场,根据Emarketer统计2015年零售电子商务销售额,韩国为370亿美元,在世界上仅次于中国(5630亿美元)、美国(3500亿美元)、英国(940亿美元)、日本(790亿美元)、德国(730亿美元)和法国(420亿美元),且其拥有亚太地区最高的电子商务普及率,将近65%,以及最快的上网速度。

目前韩国最主要的电子商务网站分别为Gmarkert、11street以及开业仅仅4年就已经拥有2500位卖家,并跻身为韩国最大电子商城的Coupang 。

此外,韩国Monspace Mall也接受由Monspace集团所发行的MSD作为支付选项。MSD是一款采用区块链结构的加密数字货币,其价值完全依靠市场供求。换言之,MSD的公开交易次数越多,市场价值就越高,因此,Monspace集团十分鼓励其会员广泛使用MSD以创造绝佳的市场流通性与价值。

另外,韩国当红的嘻哈男子团体JJCC的六位成员也是本次开幕礼的座上嘉宾。