This is my very first haul from Gmarket Global in May! XD (ya I know that’s a loooong time ago but better late than never? Besides, this is only my first post!! Hahaha)
Before I reveal my mini haul, let me introduce this great online website first, for the benefit of readers who have no clue to what G-Market Global is all about 😀
What’s G-Market Global?
The Website: http://english.gmarket.co.kr
G-Market Global is something like eBay. It provides sellers a platform to sell their goods and at the same time earn commission for any successful transactions.
It’s based in Korea and I believe the sellers are based in Korea as well. Some sellers do allow their goods to ship internationally. Thus, it’s G-Market Global! They ship to alot of countries such as Singapore (where I live), Indonesia, Japan, China and even Russia!
Though they have adapted the G-Market Korea into English (that gives the G-Market Global) with most of the navigation commands in English but the sellers names are usually in Korean and the product description are in Korean as well
Anyway, for those who are addicted to Korean stuff, it’s a great online website to source for stuff from K-Pop to Korean Fashion to Korean Skincare..
Totally COOOOOOL 😀
How does G-Market Global work?
Step 1: Find the items you want and add items to cart
This is a really complicated process and I’ll explain more in another post in the future. I personally feel that it’s not so user-friendly since alot of information are in Korean which I can’t read & don’t understand. HAIX. (-1 point)
Step 2: Check out!
In the past, I think they do not accept foreign credit cards such as our DBS CC etc. But now, they accept foreign credit cards! And even DEBIT CARDS 😀 (Haha… So if you do not have a credit card, you still have a chance to shop from this heavenly place. ㅋㅋㅋ)
Step 3: WAIT.
The individual sellers will send the items to G-Market Global warehouse/processing facility where G-Market Global will pack the items and send it for delivery either via EMS or DPD (cheaper option) to Singapore. The wait could be around 3/4 days (if you are lucky enough) to 2 weeks (which was the case for me ><“). So be patient!
Nothing much. Really! I just wanted to try ordering from G-Market Global by myself and thus, this mini haul. It was about the size of a A3 paper.
How long it took?
I ordered on 4th May 2010 and the parcel (via DPD delivery) reached me in Singapore on 15th May 2010. I ordered only from 2 sellers: Etude House (skincare) and 구제마마 (for a plain t-shirt). However, the latter did not deliver my plain tee and G-Market cancelled the order after 6/7days. Haix. All because of that seller, I had to wait for almost two weeks! ><”
The Items & GWP
Anyway, on top of the efficiency of Etude House to deliver my items so promptly to the G-Market warehouse, they were really generous with the bubblewrap. XD
And… *drumroll* My Haul!! 😀
But I was still quite happy with the purchase cos of the Gift-with-Purchase (GWP): Lee Min Ho keychain (errr), Total Age Repair Moisturiser sample and AC Clinic Skin Care Kit! ㅋㅋㅋ
I will be post the reviews for the skincare (will only review after using the product for at least a week consistently) with the exception of Hello Kitty Hand Cream (as it is meant as a gift for a friend) soon~!
- Etude House Black Head Off Heating Scrub Review
- Etude House AC Clinic Skin Care Kit Review
- Etude House Moistfull Cream (Whitening + Wrinkle) Review
Though it was not a smooth transaction, but I was quite happy satisfied with the help from G-Market Global FB. I dropped them a message with regards to the delayed delivery from 구제마마. The next day, they helped me to find out the status, updated me and took actions to tackle the problem. 😀 Thumbs up for their efficiency 🙂
As for the DPD delivery which was cheaper than EMS, it was quite efficient as well. Though I was quite shocked that it came as just a “plastic bag” instead of a box which I was expecting, I reckoned that the generous bubblewrap from Etude House helped to protect the items. However, if you look closely, my AC Clinic Set box was slightly damaged. Luckily, the contents were not affected.
I would give 8/10 for this G-Market Global! 2 points deducted due to the not so user-friendly items searching and the delayed delivery from one particular seller.
Stay tuned for my other posts on the reviews of the skincare I’ve bought 😀