You may have heard that ZenMarket recently celebrated our 5th anniversary! It may sound like a long time, but this is only the beginning of our journey.
ZenMarket was started by our four founding CEOs in an apartment in 2014 and has now grown into a large family. Today, we would like to introduce our ZenMarket team to you, so you know who is behind the screen helping to buy all your favorite items from Japan.
- We have over 100 team members
- The average age of our staff members is 29 years old!
- We come from over x different countries, including Japan, Ukraine, Russia, France, USA, UK, Singapore, Argentina, Paraguay, Indonesia, Inner Mongolia, Philippines, Spain, Australia and more! Within Japan, we have staff from Osaka, Hyogo, Akita, and Fukui Prefectures.
- We are incredibly multi-lingual! Almost all our staff are bilingual, with many speaking more than two languages. These include our customer service languages such as English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French and Ukrainian, but also other languages like Malay, Italian, Cantonese, German, Korean and Indonesian!
We may sound very different, but there is one thing that unites us…
💖 A LOVE OF JAPAN! 💖
… and the work we do!
- Discovering new Japanese products is a major part of our jobs! In fact, more than half of us have bought something that we saw a customer buy.
- More than half of us are cat people! When polled, over half of our staff said they prefer cats over dogs.
- We are almost evenly split when it comes to our caffeinated beverages. 54% of our staff prefer tea over coffee, but luckily for both factions, there is an unlimited supply in our office.
Crazy Facts About Our Individual Staff
Is it any surprise that all of us LOVE Japanese food? From sushi to yakiniku, here is a list of some of our staff’s top Japanese food picks.
We are big fans of movies, anime, and books! Here are some of our favorites! Can you recognize them?
So, as you can see, we are just ordinary people (with a few strange hobbies), who enjoy what we do. With your support, we hope we continue to do it for many more years to come! Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. Happy 5th Anniversary!
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About ZenMarket Japan
Most Japanese online retailers don’t ship internationally, but we solve this problem. We buy, consolidate and ship Japanese goods to your address. Our goal is to make buying Japanese goods online as smooth as possible. We have integrated the biggest Japanese online shopping websites: Rakuten, Amazon and Yahoo! Auctions. You can also make purchases from any other Japanese online shop or auction with us. Just add an item URL from the desired product page to the cart and place the order.
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