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Startups, Large Corporations Compete for a Piece of “Side Dish” Pie

Startups, Large Corporations Compete for a Piece of “Side Dish” Pie

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of South Korean women opting to work instead of staying at home, and as simple eating habits grow in popularity, e-commerce websites offering side dishes are making great strides. Last year, the market for online sales of side dishes surpassed 100 billion won, and with [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

More Men Buying Household Products Online After 52-Hour Work Week Enforced

More Men Buying Household Products Online After 52-Hour Work Week Enforced

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Thanks to the newly imposed government edict limiting official working hours to 52 per week, an increasing number of men were found to be shopping online for household goods after spending more time at home in the evening after returning from work. According to the popular e-commerce website Auction, [...]

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

Online Shopping Purchases Hit Record High in July

SEJONG, Sept. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchases made using the Internet and mobile devices in South Korea reached an all-time high in July, government data showed Wednesday, demonstrating the popularity of smartphones, fast delivery and convenient payment options offered to local shoppers. The total value of transactions made with computers, smartphones and tablets reached a [...]

S. Korean Retailers Expand Partnership with Chinese Mobile Payment Platforms

S. Korean Retailers Expand Partnership with Chinese Mobile Payment Platforms

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers are increasingly joining hands with Chinese mobile payment platforms to attract more Chinese visitors as they strive to recover from the fallout from a diplomatic row between Seoul and Beijing, industry sources said Thursday. Shinsegae DF Inc. said it has adopted UnionPay’s QR code payment system [...]

Coupang Offers New Delivery Workers Flexible Schedule

Coupang Offers New Delivery Workers Flexible Schedule

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The popular e-commerce company Coupang announced yesterday that it was initiating “Coupang Flex,” which will provide new jobs for those looking to perform deliveries for the company. “Coupang Flex” will allow applicants to freely select work dates that fit their personal schedule. Coupang explained this would enable applicants like [...]

Sales of Car Fire Extinguishers and Emergency Hammers Spike

Sales of Car Fire Extinguishers and Emergency Hammers Spike

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — With the recent series of fires in BMW vehicles and Korean-made cars, car safety items are selling better than ever. Ticket Monster, a leading e-commerce website, said revenue derived from sales of car fire extinguishers during a period of two weeks between August 1 to 14 grew by 3,246 [...]

Central Bank to Develop Settlement Service to Expand Mobile Cash Card Payment

Central Bank to Develop Settlement Service to Expand Mobile Cash Card Payment

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean central bank said Tuesday that it will adopt a new mobile cash card settlement service starting next year in a bid to expand simplified mobile payments in the country. A council on financial information by the Bank of Korea (BOK) and local banks decided to develop [...]