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E-coupons Most Popular Gift for Chuseok Holiday

E-coupons Most Popular Gift for Chuseok Holiday

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of South Koreans engaging in so-called ‘untact’ (contactless) transactions, mobile gift certificates or e-coupons are gaining popularity as gifts for the upcoming Chuseok holidays. Lotte ON, Lotte Shopping Co.’s integrated online shopping website, conducted a survey of 3,000 customers, 50.1 percent of whom picked e-coupons [...]

Processed Food Tops Online Sales for Chuseok Holiday Gifts

Processed Food Tops Online Sales for Chuseok Holiday Gifts

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of South Koreans are purchasing Chuseok holiday gifts online instead of going to a brick and mortar store. When it comes to fresh food, however, consumers still prefer to make purchases in person. Lotte Mart reported that holiday gifts accounted for 8.1 percent of total online [...]

Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

Valentine’s Day Gifts Switching from DIY to Imports

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Valentine’s Day chocolate givers are switching back to buying packaged sweets instead of making their own, according to sales records from a leading online mall on Monday. Auction, an open market internet mall, tracked chocolate sales in the Jan. 25-Feb. 7 period from 2015 to 2019. Results showed that [...]

Choosing Gifts for Korean New Year

Choosing Gifts for Korean New Year

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Another New Year’s holiday awaits Koreans, and that is Seollal, the Korean New Year. Along with Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving, it is the biggest national holiday for families and relatives to gather together for some traditional “fun.”  New Year’s Day for 2017 falls on Saturday January 28, [...]