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EC21.com Launches Community Service and Discussion Forums

02-22-2010 02:45 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: EC21 Inc.

Seoul, Korea, February 19, 2010 – EC21.com, the world’s leading business-to-business (B2B) marketplace for global buyers and sellers, has recently introduced a new social networking service, Community Service, which provides a web community and discussion forum for importers and exporters.
Starting from January, 11th of 2010, following in the footsteps of other well-known global B2B communities, EC21.com has launched a service that lets users communicate each other within the site. The new Community Service, which is specially designed for global traders, includes 3 specific categories - Trade-related, Product-related and Non-Business. Trade related topics such as basics of import and export, buyers lounge, trade shows and safe trading tips are welcomed by many EC21 members. As more users participate and more information is accumulated, the topics are expected to be extended to other areas including custom, tax, trade documentation and etc.
“Working in international trade industry, most of the SMEs suffer from lack of knowledge on international business. To fill the demand of SMEs regarding trade related matters, EC21 has developed a community forum service where users can freely exchange their experience and specialty with other fellow business people”, said System Development officer of EC21.
The Community Service enables members’ active participation by evaluating and rewarding their contribution. Contribution is measured by number of articles and comments by the user. Members can also evaluate other users by rating the user’s article, which makes new community service more interactive. With these features, the new service is expected to attract more business people to the website www.ec21.com and thus bringing benefits to existing and new-coming user altogether.
“I believe that our new service can help our members actively interact and react to each other so that they can produce ‘User-Created contents’ in its true meaning. This will be a part of our value-added contents and at the same time benefit members” said Tae-Sung Kim, the executive vice president of EC21.
It is open for all EC21 paid and free members and it is said that membership registration process will be simplified to help traders more easily become a member of EC21.

For more detail, visit http://community.ec21.com/forum/help/overview.jsp

About EC21 Inc.
EC21 is one of the world's leading B2B e-commerce company, connecting millions of buyers and suppliers worldwide through 3 major e-marketplaces: Global B2B marketplace (www.ec21.com) for worldwide exporters and importers, a Chinese-version marketplace (cn.ec21.com) for importers and exporters in China, and a Korean version marketplace (kr.ec21.com) for domestic traders in Korea. EC21 is headquartered in Seoul, Korea has 8 regional sales offices throughout mainland China along with sales offices in Vietnam, Turkey, India, Italy and Pakistan.
EC21 provides Basic and Premium membership services using which suppliers can easily create their own homepage to showcase products online, locate and contact global buyers, reply to buying leads and post trade offers to sell. Buyers can use the site for free and can easily search for new products, locate and contact new suppliers, and post buying leads. With the trust and support of millions of buyers and sellers worldwide, EC21 has today become one of the world’s largest and most popular B2B network with over 3 million Product listings and buying/selling leads and over 600,000 inquiries are exchanged every month.

Risa Kim,
EC21 Customer Representative
EC21 Inc, Korea
Address: Rm501, 159-1, Trade Tower, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul city
Website: www.ec21.com
Email: cscenter@ec21.com
Phone: +82-2-6000-6621

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