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Successful Early Morning Delivery Services Raise New Social Problems

Successful Early Morning Delivery Services Raise New Social Problems

SEJONG, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Early morning delivery service, while contributing to growth in annual sales of as much as 16 percent last year among South Korean online shopping malls, is also leading way to new social problems. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on Wednesday that major retailers saw sales increased by an [...]

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As an increasing number of people in their 60s and 70s are becoming familiar with mobile and smart devices, a growing number are turning to digital health products for Lunar New Year’s gifts. Auction, an open market, reported on Sunday that sales of a product that can be connected [...]

Study Shows 7 in 10 S. Korean Adults Like Children’s Goods

Study Shows 7 in 10 S. Korean Adults Like Children’s Goods

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that more than 70 percent of South Korean adults over 20 years of age have ‘kidult’ tendencies. Gmarket, a South Korean online shopping mall, conducted a survey of 710 customers, 73 percent of whom said they like products made for children. Among the respondents, [...]

Mobile Number Portability Hits 13-year Low in 2018

Mobile Number Portability Hits 13-year Low in 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of South Koreans who switched their mobile carriers reached a 13-year low in 2018 due to weaker subsidy competition, industry data showed Wednesday. The country’s three mobile carriers — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — and budget carriers posted a combined 5.67 million [...]

S. Korea Accounts for 60 pct of Japan’s Beer Exports

S. Korea Accounts for 60 pct of Japan’s Beer Exports

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea now accounts for 60 percent of Japanese beer exports every year. Most of the imports are manufactured at three factories in Fukuoka and Oita, Japan. NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting channel, reported on Thursday that the volume of Japanese beer exports to South Korea has increased by [...]

Refurbished Products Increasingly Popular

Refurbished Products Increasingly Popular

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A shopping mall specializing in refurbished products has seen its sales soar after selling its goods at bargain basement prices. The company reportedly sold nutrition cream worth 50,000 won (US$44.92) for only 2,500 won (US$2.25) and facial masks worth 1,000 won for just 99 won. These shocking prices spread [...]

70 pct of Online Video Viewers Discontent with Commercial Breaks

70 pct of Online Video Viewers Discontent with Commercial Breaks

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Around 70 percent of South Koreans using YouTube, Facebook and other online video-sharing platforms expressed discontent over commercials popping up in the middle of content, a survey showed Sunday, but only a small number claimed they are considering paying for ad-free services. According to the data compiled by local [...]