“Ippin” – Cross Border E-Commerce Mall Bringing Japan Quality to the World Launched by C-Connect Corporation

Available in 18 regions and countries. Deploying websites in 8 countries
based in China and South-east Asian regions.

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Cconnect–July 5th 2016, C-Connect, the retail e-commerce company selling printer
inks and sanitary napkins, has launched “Ippin” – the Online Shopping
Mall specialized in direct sales and distribution from Japan to foreign

“Ippin” not only sells “Made in Japan” products but also high–quality
“Produced by Japan” and “Popular in Japan” items, enabling customers to
purchase directly from 18 regions and countries. We mainly target China
and South-east Asian countries rapidly growing in e-commerce market as a
start, selling popular “Japan-quality” items in categories such as
foods, fashion items, cosmetics, kids & baby items, electric appliances.

We have independent websites for each country such as China, Singapore
and Malaysia with optimized recommended item rankings and payment
methods to create user-friendly service.

As of July 1st 2016, we have 7 stores on “Ippin.” We expect
to reach 20 stores by the end-July, and 200 at the end-December 2016.

We have 18 countries and regions available for shipping, 16 currencies
available as well as providing a variety of payment methods including
credit cards, Alipay and Paypal to localize the service:

The website will be displayed in 3 languages (English, Chinese and
Japanese). Following the expansion of countries, we will be introducing
other languages such as Thai, Indonesian etc.

Currently, the website is designed for a smartphone (viewable in PC). PC
version will be launched soon, but considering the handiness for
consumers’ shopping experience, our focus will be on high usability on
the smartphone.

Comment from CEO

The lack of payment options and slow loading speeds have been an issue
for many Japanese e-commerce websites pursuing Asian markets. Ippin
resolves that by expanding payment options and distributing servers. Our
bigger challenge is the question of translation. I have been learning
Chinese because I believe we must speak the language of our customers in
order to understand their needs. Our future task will be to work with
the shops on Ippin to make “Japan Quality” products more accessible to
customers around the world.

About C-Connect

C-Connect was founded in 2009, and has developed as a company running
the E-Commerce business of printer inks and sanitary napkins etc.
its establishment, we are aiming to create the service empowering
Japan’s potential as well as prevailing it to the global society. This
7th year since our founding, we have launched “Ippin” to realize this
goal. “Ippin” will develop its own value as “a platform understanding
the retail shops”, providing services connecting the people in Asia.


Yasuhiro Shiwaku, +81-3-6801-8984
Kinki Ryu, +81-3-6801-8984
Yuki Katagiri, +81-3-6801-8984