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Retailers Speed Up Competition over Quicker Delivery Services


SEOUL, July 9 (Korea Bizwire)Retailers are speeding up competition to offer quicker delivery services as they go beyond next-day or same-day deliveries to offer one-hour delivery services.

GS Retail Co. introduced a new ‘49-minute Thunder Delivery’ service available on the company’s exclusive mobile delivery app on June 22.

Limited to areas in proximity of a local GS Supermarket, products ordered from the ‘U-dong Mart’ category listed in the app are delivered within 49 minutes of the order being placed.


CJ Olive Young, a major health and beauty store chain, shortened the delivery time for all orders placed between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from an average of three hours down to 45 minutes this year.

The one-hour rush-hour delivery service introduced by Lotte Super last November at its Jamsil branch has expanded to other branches in Seoul’s Gangbuk area, as well as the Gyeonggi and Incheon regions.

Image Credit: CJ Olive Young / Lotte Shopping /

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