Vietnam launches maiden transnational online shopping platform

May 18, 2015 | 09:58
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Buying from such famous platforms as Amazon or eBay might be no longer a big deal for most Vietnamese consumers, as an online shopping portal was launched on Friday.

At, local shoppers can now shop for goods from international retailers and distributors and have the purchases delivered to their door, according to the businesses behind the platform.

WeShop Vietnam is jointly developed by PeaceSoft Group, a Hanoi-based software firm, Singapore’s WeShop Global Group, and South Korean Interpark Group, the Vietnamese company said in a press release.

The platform is the first-ever transnational online shopping portal in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, through which consumers can “shop for high-quality products or those not available in Vietnam from suppliers in the U.S., South Korea and other developed countries.” boasts more than 200 million goods items of all kinds from popular U.S. brands including Amazon, 6PM, Forever21, TopShop, Disney, and ToysRus. There are also around 1 million products from South Korea, supplied by Interpark, the largest e-commerce group in the East Asian country.

The products will be shipped to Vietnam and delivered to buyers once purchases are made, according to PeaceSoft.

WeShop will deal with the sellers to resolve complaints or such issues as product return or refund on its customers’ behalf.

Prices are listed in Vietnamese dong and payment is accepted via bank transfer, credit card, or Ngan Luong, Vietnam’s popular online wallet service.

PeaceSoft, which is partnered by Ebay to run the website in Vietnam, says there is also the cash on delivery option to facilitate shoppers.

WeShop Global has launched similar online shopping platforms in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, and Vietnam has emerged as its next important destination, according to Tran Mai Lan, director of operation of WeShop Vietnam.


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