SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Followshop, a new platform that allows anyone to share and sell goods with global friends, recently announced plans for a full public launch. The launch, which is being driven by a crowdfunding campaign on Fundable, will cover the Korean and Vietnamese markets, as well as parts of the United States. "The month of November 2016 sees an important grand opening for the firm," asserted Followshop Founder Sunwook Kim. "We will be directly communicating with a wider pool of investors and users, while also moving forward with an official website and app launch." The prospect of online shopping was one that frightened many during the internet's formative days. But as consumer security concerns have begun to dissipate in recent years, the market has begun responding in a very positive direction. Worldwide B2C e-commerce sales totaled more than $1.2 trillion in 2013 - a figure that's on pace to nearly triple by 2019. However, despite the surging popularity of online retail, language barriers, shipping obstacles, and payment problems have left individual consumers on the outside, unable to get in on the act. While social networks do a great job of keeping us constantly connected, there's no way for the world's people to share and sell their goods to family and friends - especially on a global scale. This e-commerce gap became quickly evident to Kim, who has three decades' experience as a successful entrepreneur; and would culminate in the creation of Followshop. Presented on both web and mobile platforms, Followshop has efficiently merged together e-commerce and social networking to create the world's first global social commerce marketplace. Any consumer can now offer up, sell, and make additional income from their goods by leveraging already-present social connections. Buyers have free reign to purchase from different nations, while sellers enjoy more frequent and successful transactions though unique international shipping and payment systems. GOTPAL, Followshop's core differentiator, is an affiliate marketing program that allows users to sell others' goods under a themed "storefront" and earn additional commissions. Furthermore, the platform is structured similarly to traditional social networks, making it incredibly user-friendly - and also allows for customizable browsing and user feeds.