Filipino social entrepreneur Nash Ang has brought the Philippines to South Korea through the online Pinoy Store – an e-commerce platform which functions much like a Pinoy neighborhood sari-sari store.
Pinoy Store sells Filipino products to Filipino migrant workers in South Korea through a mobile application downloadable from Google Play Store. The Filipino Sari-Sari (Tagalog for “varied”) store sells items in single or small quantities – and Pinoy Store pretty much does the same thing.
The all-Filipino virtual store shelves are packed with the familiar Pinoy favorite snacks, canned goods, beauty products, and other assorted items.
The e-commerce platform is developed and managed by people behind Pinoy Seoul – one of the three online media portals managed by OBRA Incorporated and set up by Nash Ang.
Nash Ang told Good News Pilipinas in an online interview that the online Pinoy Store is similar to Lazada or Alibaba with products from various vendors. Pinoy Store partnered with a local distributor in Korea to source the items.
The Pinoy Store online service was launched in May 2019. Ang reveals that the mobile application is currently in rounds of technical tests and market research.
Nash Ang also shared that if the Pinoy Store platform does well in Korea, they may soon expand the same service to other countries like Japan and the United States.
The Pinoy Store is accessible through this web-based store.
The android application was recently released and can be downloaded by clicking this link.
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