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Teens Prefer Specialized Platforms, 30-somethings Prefer General Platforms for Online Transactions

Teens Prefer Specialized Platforms, 30-somethings Prefer General Platforms for Online Transactions

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of South Koreans tapping into online transactions due to the coronavirus pandemic, a recent survey has revealed that preferred mobile applications for online transactions differ by age groups. Market researcher Nielsen KoreanClick reported Monday that Coupang topped usage among all age groups. The rankings that [...]

Online Shopping Jumps 13 pct in May amid Contactless Trend

Online Shopping Jumps 13 pct in May amid Contactless Trend

SEJONG, July 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping jumped 13.1 percent from a year earlier in May, data showed Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic prompted more consumers to buy goods via e-commerce platforms. The value of online transactions came to 12.72 trillion won (US$10.59 billion) in the month, up 1.46 trillion won from the same [...]

Mobile Shopping Hits Record High in Q1, Food Services Continue to Rise

Mobile Shopping Hits Record High in Q1, Food Services Continue to Rise

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchases made through mobile gadgets like smartphones in South Korea reached a record high in the first quarter of the year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Thursday. The total value of mobile shopping transactions reached a fresh high of 24.79 trillion won (US$20.3 billion) in [...]

Online Shopping Jumps Nearly 12 pct on-year in March amid Virus Pandemic

Online Shopping Jumps Nearly 12 pct on-year in March amid Virus Pandemic

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping surged nearly 12 percent from a year earlier in March, data showed Wednesday, an apparent outcome of the new coronavirus outbreak that forced people to stay home. The value of online transactions came to about 12.58 trillion won (US$10.3 billion) in the month, up 11.8 percent from [...]