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Social Distancing Leads to Rise in Car Accessory Sales


SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire)Car accessory sales are increasing as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on.

It is assumed that people are spending more time in their vehicles to avoid physical contact.

Online shopping giant 11st reported that over the past two weeks, sales of laptop/book stands for cars and multipurpose seat pockets jumped by 27 percent following the spike in confirmed coronavirus infections between August 18 and 30.

Cup holder sales also jumped by 19 percent over the same period.


Do-it-yourself car wash kits gained popularity among consumers. Car shampoo sales jumped by 53 percent, while washing tools and towels saw sales increase by 16 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

Indoor cleaning tools such as portable vacuum cleaners (24 percent), air purifiers for cars (38 percent) and car air fresheners (21 percent) also jumped in sales.

Image Credit: 11st /

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