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Alibaba Vows Support for S. Korean Firms Wanting to Tap Chinese Market

Alibaba Vows Support for S. Korean Firms Wanting to Tap Chinese Market

SEOUL, Jun. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese commerce giant Alibaba Group said Monday it will lend full support to South Korean companies wanting to expand their presence in the world’s second-largest market. South Korea was the fourth-largest exporter on Alibaba’s cross-border e-commerce platform, Tmall Global, in 2017, following Japan, United States and Australia, the company [...]

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]

Lotte to Spend 3 tln Won on Boosting E-commerce Business

Lotte to Spend 3 tln Won on Boosting E-commerce Business

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s retail giant Lotte said Tuesday it will inject 3 trillion won (US$2.84 billion) into the conglomerate’s e-commerce business in the next five years to cope with the rapid expansion of the country’s online market. As part of its plan, Lotte Shopping Co. said eight online malls that [...]

Clothing Firms Rely on Online-only Goods to Raise Profitability: Sources

Clothing Firms Rely on Online-only Goods to Raise Profitability: Sources

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Korean fashion companies are producing online-only products and shutting down offline outlets amid ever rising sales of fashion items among the younger generation, industry sources said Tuesday. Avista Corp. said it will soon close its offline stores for Kai-aakmann brand products so they could [...]

WeMakePrice Mulls Cryptocurrency Payments in Korea

WeMakePrice Mulls Cryptocurrency Payments in Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Social commerce service WeMakePrice is set to become the first South Korean shopping website to accept cryptocurrencies in South Korea. According to reports, WeMakePrice is in talks with cryptocurrency exchange Bitthumb to allow users to make payments with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, which could see the website become the [...]