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Shopping Keywords of the Year: One Day, One Person

Shopping Keywords of the Year: One Day, One Person

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The most popular keywords in the South Korean online shopping market this year are “one day” and “one person.” Interpark, an online shopping site, said in a recent report that marketing kicked off in Korea’s e-commerce industry this year using so-called “one-day” promotions. One-day promotions refer to sales events [...]

Reverse Discrimination Against Domestic Online Shopping Mall, Taxation Burden to Limited Products

Reverse Discrimination Against Domestic Online Shopping Mall, Taxation Burden to Limited Products

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Competition between domestic and overseas online retail companies is unfair, and industry support systems need to be overhauled to preempt the global e-commerce market, according to a recent study. According to a report commissioned by the Korea Economic Research Institute to Prof. Jung Yeon-sung of Dankook University, obstacles to the development [...]

Furniture Industry Embraces Move to Online Stores

Furniture Industry Embraces Move to Online Stores

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The furniture industry is stepping up its online business. Through online markets, furniture manufacturers are able to introduce a variety of products without the limitations of space, and are in turn benefiting from lower operating costs. A notable change was made by Swedish furniture giant IKEA, which entered the [...]

Retail Giants Eye Luxury Segment to Bolster Online Biz

Retail Giants Eye Luxury Segment to Bolster Online Biz

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail giants are increasingly turning their eyes to the luxury segment for their e-commerce business in an apparent move to differentiate themselves from online competitors. Lotte Shopping Co., the operator of South Korea’s biggest department store and a leading discount store, opened its first online shopping mall [...]

S. Koreans’ Overseas Direct Purchases Up 20 pct in First Half

S. Koreans’ Overseas Direct Purchases Up 20 pct in First Half

SEJONG, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ direct purchases from foreign countries rose 20 percent in the first six months of 2019 from a year earlier as more consumers opted to buy quality goods at cheap prices, customs data showed Tuesday. South Korean shoppers bought a total of US$1.58 billion worth of foreign goods [...]

Consumer Complaints About Overseas Deals Rise 10-fold over 3 Years

Consumer Complaints About Overseas Deals Rise 10-fold over 3 Years

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ complaints about cross-border transactions have skyrocketed over the past three years due to a sharp rise in overseas travel and direct purchases from foreign countries, a state-run consumer agency said Sunday. The number of complaints about direct overseas purchases and foreign travel services came to 3,933 cases [...]

Work-Life Balance Policy Changes Drive Overseas Direct Purchasing Trends

Work-Life Balance Policy Changes Drive Overseas Direct Purchasing Trends

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Overseas direct purchases are going through a major trend shift as more South Koreans are leaving work early and devoting more time to leisure activities ever since the introduction of the 52-hour workweek policy. South Korean online shopping mall Gmarket reported on Wednesday that overseas direct purchases have increased by 12 [...]