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101 Top Seoul Retail Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Seoul based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Seoul Retail Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

CLO Virtual Fashion

CLO Virtual Fashion

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CLO Virtual Fashion develops true-to-life, 3D garment simulation technology for fashion and film/gaming industries.

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Online fashion platform where you can enjoy everything about fashion.

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Coupang

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Coupang offers an e-commerce platform that is powered by innovative technology and operations.

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Balaan

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A luxury fashion platform innovating luxury industry by utilizing IT and reforming distribution structure with 200+ boutiques connected

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SSG

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SSG is a company that provides online retail sales through it’s website for home delivery.

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E.LAND

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E.LAND provides fashion, retail, dining, construction services.

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Loplat

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Loplat is a location platform tech company.

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Star Vision

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Korean beauty contact lens and fashion sunglasses retailer

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Boosters

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Boosters is a brand aggregator that acquires, develops, and expands brands.

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FLEAPOP

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Fleapop provides women in their teens and 20s with an opportunity to experience the latest fashion items and online items every two days.

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GS Shop

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GS Shop is an on-line shop set up to make the purchasing of products much easier and available.

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Lotte Group

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Lotte is a multinational food and shopping corporation with headquarters in South Korea and Japan.

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Brich

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An O2O service delivering the latest Korean fashion trends online .

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Woman’s Talk

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Woman’s Talk, Korea’s is a first online mobile beauty home shopping.

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Qustreet

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Qustreet.com is an online retail store specialized in selling apparels from new brands in Korea.

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AUUR

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Auur.in is a brand development and content marketing company.

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E-mart

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E-mart is a retail company that distributes and sells products through online shopping, specialty stores, and supermarkets.

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BOOKCUBE

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BOOKCUBE is an eBook portal that provides comics and webtoons books.

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GS Holdings

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GS Holdings engages in the energy, retail, and construction businesses in South Korea and internationally together its subsidiaries.

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FunShop

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FunShop is an online lifestyle store.

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Homeplus

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Homeplus is a Korean discount store retail chain.

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Sellerhub

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Sellerhub is a web-based eCommerce platform for the online sellers integrating with up to 30 major eCommerce sites (ex. Coupang, Naver).

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10 Minute Squad

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GoPuff for Korea. We deliver groceries in 10 minutes in Seoul through a networks ‘dark stores’.

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MH & Co

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MH & Co is a medium-sized household goods company.

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New Vessel

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New Vessel is a e-commerce operations, strategy, finance, and law.

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Fila Korea

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Fila Korea is an e-commerce company that provides sports apparel.

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Lotte Shopping

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Lotte Shopping engages in the operation of department stores and supermarkets.

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KT Alpha

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KT Alpha provides T-commerce platform for shopping, marketing and trading and supplies content rights for movies, animations & others

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Daiwa Korea

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Daiwa Korea is a fishing goods brand offering all kinds of Japanese fishing products.

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Doosan Corporation Electro-Materials

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Doosan Corporation Electro-Materials manufactures and supplies top-tier electronic materials.

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Helinox

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Helinox is an online shop for outdoor equipments.

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Castelbajac

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Castelbajac engages in the design, manufacture and trade of golf apparel and golf accessories.

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Vlook

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Vlook is a second-hand apparel trading platform.

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Innolite

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Innolite is a retro-reflective product manufacturing company.

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SHINSEGAE DUTY FREE

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SHINSEGAE DUTY FREE is a shopping space provider company .

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Shopl & Company

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Shopl is B2B Saas software for deskless employees

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Rolling Square

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Rolling Square is the creator of Pink Pouch, an app that works as a mobile marketing platform for beauty and fashion products.

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Testgut

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Testgut is an e-commerce site that offers consumer products.

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Jongdal Lab

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Jongdal Lab provides a cloud-based relay solution for the domestic apparel market.

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Merry monde

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Merry monde is a contemporary beauty brand.

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Donggle

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Donggle is a shopping platform that directly connects consumers and wholesalers and allows purchases at wholesale at a low price.

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Vivastudio

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Vivastudio is an online marketplace for clothing.

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ALL for LAB

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ALL for LAB is an e-commerce platform that offers chemicals, scientific and medical equipment.

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Afterplus

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Afterplus is an online portal for skincare products.

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Eye Vision

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Eye Vision is a retailer of telecom products.

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Hitachi Korea

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Hitachi Korea is a manufacturer and seller of electronic and electrical products.

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ZLGOON

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ZLGOON is a developer of B2C & B2B mobile coupon solutions.

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Taptilo

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Taptilo is a braille education device for learning and teaching braille.

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Shinyoungwacoal

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Shinyoungwacoal manufactures lingerie and other women’s undergarments.

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Wellbiotec

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Wellbiotec is engaged in biopharmaceutical, fashion, and specialized construction of machinery and equipment business.

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Agabang & Company

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Agabang & Company manufactures and supplies baby clothing.

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Lotte Duty Free

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Lotte Duty Free is a chain of domestic duty-free shops in Korea.

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Sejinplus

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Sejinplus is a textile company that specializes in sewing and clothing manufacturing.

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manyo

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manyo is an online marketplace for beauty, cosmetic and personal care products.

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renoma swim

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renoma swim is an online marketplace for swimsuits.

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Mansole

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Mansole is an online marketplace for shoes.

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Univera

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Univera offers aloe science, aloe health functional food, cosmetics.

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Tistory

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Tistory specializes in manufacturing and supplying clothes.

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Dinosoles

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Dinosoles designs and produces a Jurassic dinosaur themed series of children’s products.

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Almanac

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Almanac is an online marketplace for watches and jewelry products.

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DAZE DAYS

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DAZE DAYS is an online marketplace for clothing.

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Esquire

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Esquire is a retailing company that manufactures leather shoes.

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A-thumb FNC

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A-thumb is a South Korean shoe-maker that creates beautiful and comfortable handmade shoes, “Thdam”.

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SAMYANG TONGSANG Co.

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Samyang Tongsang Co. is a manufacturer and supplier company focusing on leather products applicable in the handbag industry.

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Toebox Korea

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Toebox Korea company is in retail industry and offers products such as skincare, kids wear, shoe wear for women and other consumer goods.

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Goose & Home

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Goose & Home is a e-Commerce website for home decor and accessories.

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Amitto Products

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Amitto Products is an e-commerce platform that offers lifestyle accessories.

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Giftinfo

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Giftinfo is a distributor and producer of consumer goods.

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Dure Coopunion

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Dure Coopunion is a food delivery service company.

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PAKYOUNGSA

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PAKYOUNGSA is an online marketplace for books.

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IP Dream

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IP Dream is the provider of computer hardware products retail sales services.

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Intercommerce

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Intercommerce is a cross-border e-commerce oriented company that offers shopping services.

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FUJIFILM

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FUJIFILM Korea is an e-commerce company that provides instant cameras, smartphone printers, photo books and printing services

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STI Group

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STI Group provides distribution, wholesale and retail services.

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Hiliving

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Hiliving aims to provide high quality products to more consumers at reasonable prices.

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Pething

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Pething is an online marketplace for animal feed and nutrition products.

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Boonco

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Boonco is a family home care brand that provides safer household items for your family, dog and home.

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Shinsegae Food

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Shinsegae Food is a food retailer.

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Dolsilnai

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Dolsilnai is an online store that provides hemp clothes.

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apM Coin

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apM Coin is a customer reward and payment management company.

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Value Factory

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VALUE FACTORY develops trend analysis-based online shopping malls.

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Noodle Lovers

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Noodle Lovers engages in the sales of frozen noodles.

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Azoo Leports Korea

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Azoo Leports Korea is an online e-commerce platform for sporting goods.

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MacPlus

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MacPlus provides software, hardware, and solutions through licensing agreements with leading domestic and international software vendors.

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BENRO KOREA

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BENRO KOREA is a camera and camera equipment store in South Korea.

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Meesig

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Meesig delivers the food of the best producers in the country as it is at home.

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ETHRICA

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ETHRICA is a unisex contemporary casual fashion brand.

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MISS21

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MISS21 is an e-commerce company that provides accessories for women.

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Center Coffee

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Center Coffee is an online shop that provides coffee beans.

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GUTEA

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GUTEA is a Korean tea company specialized in Pu-erh tea & Zisha teapot.

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Hanok Magazine

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Hanok Magazine is an e-commerce site that offers architecture magazines.

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Heyday Doggy

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Heyday Doggy is an online store for dog products.

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CI Works

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CI Works is a brand consulting, education and retail service company.

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ponitto

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ponitto is an online store for smartphone.

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HAPPY QUILT

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HAPPY QUILT is an online seller of character and quilt fabrics.

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Cconlab

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Cconlab is a flower and nature company that produces flower tea, health tea, and natural cosmetics.

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Honeylabel

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Honeylabel is an online shop that offers honey products.

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koreahuo.net

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koreahuo.net specializes in women’s clothing wholesale and Guangzhou purchasing services.

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Mpoqm

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Mpoqm is an e-commerce site that offers consumer goods.

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tathata

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tathata is an operator and developer of fabric living brand corr.

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O2 Farm

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O2 Farm provides distribution channels for direct sales of domestic agricultural and marine products.

Written by Mark Fitz

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