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Mobile Shopping Hits Record High in Q1, Food Services Continue to Rise

Mobile Shopping Hits Record High in Q1, Food Services Continue to Rise

SEOUL, June 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchases made through mobile gadgets like smartphones in South Korea reached a record high in the first quarter of the year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a report showed Thursday. The total value of mobile shopping transactions reached a fresh high of 24.79 trillion won (US$20.3 billion) in [...]

Retail Giants Evolving After Learning Hard Lessons from E-commerce Rivals

Retail Giants Evolving After Learning Hard Lessons from E-commerce Rivals

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — It is hard for consumers to live without online and mobile shopping, and for retailers already struggling with a slump in store traffic and the subsequent fall in direct to consumer sales, living up to the trend may be pronounced in the face of cutthroat competition with a slew [...]

Electronic Payments in S. Korea Surge in Q2

Electronic Payments in S. Korea Surge in Q2

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of payments made electronically in South Korea continued to rally in the second quarter as a growing number of people use mobile shopping and remittance services, central bank data showed Thursday. The daily average amount of electronic financial transactions came to a record 117.4 billion won (US$104.87 [...]

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

KT’s AR Shopping Platform Named Innovative Service of the Month

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, said Monday its mobile shopping service using augmented reality (AR) technology placed first among dozens of global innovative services rated by a market consulting firm. The company’s AR Market, which allows users to look at AR videos of products [...]

Ratio of Mobile Shopping to Retail Sales Hits New High in Q2

Ratio of Mobile Shopping to Retail Sales Hits New High in Q2

SEJONG, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ratio of mobile shopping to South Korea’s retail sales reached an all-time high in the second quarter of the year, government data showed Thursday, as more consumers are turning to smartphones and other mobile devices to buy goods. Purchases made through smartphones and tablets surged 41.5 percent on-year [...]

Online Shopping Experiencing Growth Surge as Retail Sales Stumble

Online Shopping Experiencing Growth Surge as Retail Sales Stumble

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Online shopping is experiencing a growth surge, accounting for close to 20 percent of all retail sales in the first quarter of this year, data showed Friday. Retail transactions in the three months to March totaled 96.56 trillion won (US$85.83 billion), a growth of 4.7 percent from the same [...]

South Korea’s Mobile Shopping Reached All-Time High in May

South Korea’s Mobile Shopping Reached All-Time High in May

SEJONG, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Purchases made through mobile gadgets like smartphones reached a new all-time high in May as a growing number of people are becoming adept in using wireless devices for various reasons, government data showed Wednesday. Mobile transactions through smartphones and tablets reached 3.82 trillion won (US$3.3 billion) in May, soaring [...]

S. Korea’s Online Sales Hit Record High in March

S. Korea’s Online Sales Hit Record High in March

SEJONG, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s online sales continued their upbeat mode to reach a fresh record high in March amid recovering consumer sentiment, government data showed Thursday.  Total online transactions reached 6.33 trillion won (US$5.58 billion) in March, up 21.3 percent from 5.22 trillion won tallied a year earlier, according to the [...]

Mobile Devices More Popular Than Desktop PCs for Korean Online Shoppers

Mobile Devices More Popular Than Desktop PCs for Korean Online Shoppers

SEOUL, Mar. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Over half of South Korean consumers now shop online through a mobile device, rather than a desktop computer, according to Statistics Korea. In January of this year, online shopping through mobile devices accounted for more than 58 percent of all online sales in South Korea, the highest percentage since records [...]

Online Shopping in S. Korea Hits Record High in Dec.

Online Shopping in S. Korea Hits Record High in Dec.

SEJONG, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Online shopping in South Korea reached a fresh record high in December on the back of a steady upbeat trend of buying goods through computers and mobile phones, government data showed Friday.  Total online transactions reached a record 6.2 trillion won (US$5.4 billion) in December, up 15.4 percent from [...]