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Economic Slump Boosts Gmarket Calendar Sales by 30 pct

Economic Slump Boosts Gmarket Calendar Sales by 30 pct

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Tough economic times are changing the culture of South Korean businesses, where calendars were typically offered for free to employees at the beginning of a new year. Now, as employers are distributing fewer free calendars, more people are ordering calendars online. Gmarket, South Korea’s biggest online shopping portal, said [...]

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

Buying in S. Korea is Often Cheaper than at Overseas Online Malls

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Some brand-name shoes were more expensive when ordered abroad compared to local retailers, while most South Koreans still think it’s cheaper to buy foreign products overseas than in South Korea. The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) said on December 13 that 11 of 18 foreign brand shoes were cheaper in [...]

Turkish Version of Popular Korean E-commerce Website a Hit

Turkish Version of Popular Korean E-commerce Website a Hit

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual sale offered on November 11 by the Turkish edition of the popular Korean e-commerce website 11Street has become Turkey’s most popular “shopping day” just three years after it was first held. The website known as n11 (www.n11.com) revealed yesterday that it had recorded approximately 50 billion won [...]

Online Malls Enjoy Sales Boom with Discount Events

Online Malls Enjoy Sales Boom with Discount Events

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s online malls have raked in sales during massive discount campaigns held well in advance of Black Friday in the United States, according to industry insiders Sunday. Major online malls and market places presented door-busting deals in early November to entice consumers even before department stores and discount [...]

Customs Service to Crack Down on Fake Goods from China During “Singles’ Day” Period

Customs Service to Crack Down on Fake Goods from China During “Singles’ Day” Period

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Customs Service and Korea Post announced yesterday that they will be cracking down on “fake” branded goods produced in China from November 11 to 30. The crackdown is in response to the worry that a significant number of fake products will infiltrate the nation during Singles’ Day, [...]

KCA Cautions Against Foreign Household Appliances, Despite Attractive Prices

KCA Cautions Against Foreign Household Appliances, Despite Attractive Prices

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Of the many foreign-made household appliances that can be purchased directly from foreign e-commerce websites, electric stoves and vacuum cleaners were found to be cheaper on foreign websites, while air purifiers produced overseas were cheaper on local websites. According to a comparison survey by the Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) [...]

E-Commerce Platforms Offer Same-Day Delivery Service

E-Commerce Platforms Offer Same-Day Delivery Service

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — With the market for e-commerce continuing to grow rapidly, delivery services offered by online shopping platforms are also evolving quickly. Delivery, the last step of the e-commerce experience, has come to greatly affect customer satisfaction levels, which is why many online platforms are adopting the promise of same-day delivery. [...]

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 [...]