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Retailers Speed Up Competition over Quicker Delivery Services

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 [...]

Department Stores Step into Food Delivery Service in Bid for Diversification

Department Stores Step into Food Delivery Service in Bid for Diversification

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major department stores, which have placed top priority on attracting customers to their stores, are now stepping into near-distance delivery services for food and beverage being sold at food courts and in-store restaurants. They are expanding the scope of ‘dawn delivery’ and ‘free return’ services in collaboration [...]

S. Koreans Spent Over 12 tln Won on Food Delivery Services in 2020

S. Koreans Spent Over 12 tln Won on Food Delivery Services in 2020

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans likely spent more than 12 trillion won (US$10.9 billion) on the country’s top two food delivery services, Baedal Minjok and Yogiyo, last year amid the stay-at-home trend driven by the pandemic, data showed Tuesday. Total credit card and mobile transactions on the delivery services reached an estimated [...]

Convenience Stores’ Competition for Delivery Services Rises amid Non-contact Trend

Convenience Stores’ Competition for Delivery Services Rises amid Non-contact Trend

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Convenience store operators in South Korea are racing to beef up delivery services as a rise in the number of one-person households and the new coronavirus outbreak have raised demand for door-to-door services. Having an upper hand over major discount stores in terms of consumer accessibility, convenient stores are [...]

Restaurant Owners Concerned over Customer Reviews as Competition in the Delivery Market Heats Up

Restaurant Owners Concerned over Customer Reviews as Competition in the Delivery Market Heats Up

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is looming over customer reviews for restaurants offering delivery services. Customer reviews are seen as an important factor in restaurant choice, especially in a highly competitive food service industry. There are negative reviews, however, that are being questioned as to their authenticity and how much they reflect the [...]

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

‘Slow Delivery’ on the Rise as Crowdfunding Market Expands

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — While South Korean retail companies are competing over speed in the delivery market, the crowdfunding market, which typically requires at least a month before products are delivered, is rising as the new form of consumer activity in the country. Crowdfunding is based on pre-orders made by customers. If enough [...]

S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

S. Korea’s Diversifying Delivery Services Send Almost Anything to Your Home

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Delivery services in South Korea are in the midst of diversification. In addition to delivery services for famous restaurants, there are now services that deliver pork belly grilled at ‘shared kitchens’. Even lunch boxes from convenience stores, shampoo, and other everyday goods can now be delivered. Delivery Hero Korea, [...]