May 28, 2023

N. Korea launches e-commerce site with preorder services, payment on delivery

Unphasan is one of many intranet-based shopping platforms launched in DPRK in the past year

North Korea has launched a new e-commerce website entitled “Unphasan”, equipped with new services such as preordering and payment on delivery, state-run outlet Arirang-Meari reported last week.

The online store, set up by the Unphasan IT Exchange Company, will “actively push ahead with the vitalization of e-commerce and the diversification of the knowledge economy in accordance with the demands of the real world,” according to the report.