How to trade on EC21, my third preferred B2B platform

Ec21 constitutes the third of my trinity of favourite B2B (Business to Business) platforms to sell or maybe look to buy a physical or digital product online; or to easily find buyers or sellers to earn money from the internet.

1. About the company
The largest overseas marketing company for SMEs in Korea, EC21 began in 1997 as an online trade board of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA). Since being separated from KITA in 2000, it has offered local small-and-medium-sized export companies a comprehensive range of trade support services and global business opportunities. The portal is actually a leading global B2B marketplace connecting buyers with suppliers in China, Korea, United States and elsewhere.
Today has the world’s biggest product database with over one million member companies, more than four million different products, business information on more than three million buyers from 245 countries in its database, effective trade tools to lead your company to succeed in global business and 3.5 million monthly visitors. Its marketplace facilitates global trade for export/import companies of all sizes and nations. Since its premium services were introduced in 2004, EC21 has supported premium members through its offices and agencies in China, India, Russia and Malaysia.

Specialties & Business Fields

EC21 intervenes in:

- Global Buyer Sourcing
- Global B2B Marketplace
- Online Marketing
- SMM (Social Media Marketing)
- SEM (Search Engine Marketing)
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
- International Market Research
- Trade Consulting & Education
- Overseas Trade Missions
- Tradeshow Promotion
- Website Development & Hosting

Major Partnerships

EC21 works with:

- Google: as a Google Adwords Qualified Company
- European Commission: Managing the EU Gateway Programme in Korea


EC21’s ideology is “Making a flourishing marketplace with companies all over the world”.  
2. How to buy on EC21
Buyers Tools: When you join EC21 and register free, you can connect with more than 350,000 reputable manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world using:

- Post Buying Leads: which will let manufacturers and suppliers who have their products listed under Product catalogs Category send offers right into your inbox so that you can make money on the internet.

- Post Browse Categories: to find manufacturers and suppliers of various products quickly and easily by browsing the product category such as electronics, digital cameras, mobile phones, cars, auto parts, apparels, crafts, sporting goods, machineries, accessories, minerals, etc.

- Products by Keyword: an easy find method for searching products on EC21.

- Products by Country: Just like prospects from over 185 countries who visit EC21 everyday in search of manufacturers, you can also select any countries to view all its suppliers, wholesalers, and buyers.

- Trade Alert: with which you subscribe product alert to receive updates on new products.

- Premium Suppliers: to give you the easiest way to find reliable goods and supplies and get money online.

- Order Credit Reports: which enable you to check suppliers’ credit before finalizing business deals with them. With fraud cases increasing on the internet, it is important to exercise caution and get to know your potential business traders well before giving them your confidence. The Credit Report service helps you in this regard by providing a one-stop source for worldwide corporate credit reporting, risk, scoring, and other credit related information. The types available are Biz-Check, Quick-Rate, and Fullcheck.

3. How to sell on EC21
Sellers Tools to market products on EC21 and earn money on the internet are:

- Register and make your own website, easy and free: this lets potential customers contact you directly.
- Post Products: allows you to post products and selling leads and have buyers contact you.
- Manage Products: helps you to handle your products and gain money on the internet.

- Post Selling Leads: with this you click “Post a Selling Lead” to post a new selling offer.
- Search Buying Leads: you simply input one or more words in keyword input box after selecting “Buying Leads” for trade lead type.
- EC21 Live Chat Guide: allows you to chat with buyers in real time by MSN Live Messenger free, easier, simple, and faster.

- Trade Alert: gives you alert when there are buying leads for your product so that you can win money on the internet.

- Search Buyers: this enables you, from the main page of ‘Buying Leads’, to narrow down the category to find the buying leads. You can execute a keyword search to find a specific buying leads within the selected category directory

- Contact Buyers: You can send an inquiry immediately when you find buying leads of your interest.
4. Services
Services available to you on EC21 are:
- Basic services:
  • Build your own homepage, free and easy with EC21’s user friendly tools!
  • Post and edit up to 15 products, 20 selling leads and unlimited buying leads.
  • Subscribe Trade Alert to receive most recent trade leads via email.
  • Chat with buyers or sellers by MSN messenger in real time.
  • Post Selling / Buying Leads: this is different from ‘Products’. While they are more direct and active buying and selling offers, sellers just post ‘Products’ online.
  • Agent Program:
This is for self-motivated experienced professional in trade consulting or online business such as e-commerce to become EC21’s sales partner to represent, assist members, and promote sales of Premium Membership services (Trade PRO, Trade OK, Advertisement on EC21, Credit Reports, etc.) in specific countries or regions.
- Premium services:
Premium membership:
  • Access over 3 million Global Buyer DB.
  • Priority Listing (Show your information ahead of others).
  • Display up to 50 products and 200 selling leads.
  • Get TradeVerify service for FREE!
  • Trade PRO:
·         -1st Level Priority Search Listing
·         -2 Million Global Buyers Database
·         -100 Products & Unlimited Selling Leads Posting
·         -Premium Company Website
·         -Free Advertising Package
·         -Free Credit Service Package
·         -30X More Inquires than Free Members
  • Trade OK:
·         -2nd Level Priority Search Listing
·         -2 Million Global Buyers Database
·         -50 Products & 200 Selling Leads Posting
·         -Premium Company Website
·         -5X More Inquires than Free Members
      • Ads on EC21: will be viewed by:
·         -1,000,000 visitors every month.
·         -250,000 business people from over 220 countries.
·         -Strong advertisement effect by targeting global business people.
VIP Membership!!
  • TOP-LEVEL Priority Listing (100% Guaranteed).
  • Post up to 100 products & UNLIMITED selling leads.
  • First Priority in all services!
Credit Reports: Check your supplier or buyer's credits to find out whether they’re reliable or not.
Trade Verify: Gain trust from your potential buyers by verifying your business entity.
Korea Market Research: Provides most recent Korean market trends and must-know facts including unbiased insights.
World Trade Zone: Promote your products to global buyers via world trade magazines & online e-books.
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