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Long Working Hours, Falling Wages Threaten S. Korea’s Gig Economy Workers

Long Working Hours, Falling Wages Threaten S. Korea’s Gig Economy Workers

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Platform workers, the lifeblood of the country’s emerging gig platforms that offer delivery, ride-hailing and housekeeping services, are often exposed to dire working conditions such as low pay and long working hours, a study showed Wednesday. In contrast to the notion the lifestyle would give workers the freedom to [...]

Food Delivery Riders Pay 10 pct Commission to Agency

Food Delivery Riders Pay 10 pct Commission to Agency

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Food delivery people who rely on digital platforms such as apps have to pay about 10 percent of their earnings in commissions, according to a recent report. Jang Jin-hee, a researcher at the Federation of Korean Trade Unions, and Sohn Jung-soon, a researcher at the Korean Contingent Worker’s Center, [...]

Food Theft Tampers Enthusiasm for Delivery Services

Food Theft Tampers Enthusiasm for Delivery Services

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Recently, the food service industry has taken a new leap forward, with the convenience of online to offline delivery apps. However, critics are pointing out some of the side effects of fast-growing delivery service – employees who eat customers’ food and share tips for free meals, a serious matter. [...]

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, [...]

No. 1 Food Delivery App Begins Services for Single-person Households

No. 1 Food Delivery App Begins Services for Single-person Households

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading food delivery app Baedal Minjok, or Baemin for short, said Sunday it began services for single-member households to meet their growing demands. If they order food through Baemin services, consumers now can order food worth less than 10,000 won (US$8.80) for one person, the company said [...]

Delivery Apps Evolve Further, Expanding to Provide Total Business Solutions

Delivery Apps Evolve Further, Expanding to Provide Total Business Solutions

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Having started out as platforms to connect restaurants with consumers, smartphone delivery apps are now attempting to make a big leap by becoming providers of total solutions in the restaurant industry. In addition to their existing advertisement and delivery services, these platforms are expanding their horizons to include services like [...]

“Delivery Fee” Option Added to Food Delivery Service App

“Delivery Fee” Option Added to Food Delivery Service App

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — All eyes are on the nation’s most popular food delivery service app after its developers decided to add a new category to the interface that allows restaurants and customers to decide who will be paying for delivery. The app is known as WoowaBrothers in English and “Baedal Minjok” locally. [...]

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

Kakao to Expand Food Delivery Service

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Corp., best known for its ubiquitous smartphone messaging app, is expanding its recent venture into the food delivery service. Having initiated delivery service for select franchise stores as a third-party in March of last year, Kakao has announced that it is expanding its delivery service to include all [...]

Delivery and Creativity Key for Dining Industry Next Year

Delivery and Creativity Key for Dining Industry Next Year

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Four keywords selected by the agriculture ministry and state-operated entity that sum up the major trends expected to influence the dining industry in 2018 are: “Feel-Good Value”, “Big Blur”, “Dining out at Home”, and “Evolution of Korean Meals”. Announced on December 19, the four phrases were chosen via a [...]