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Competition Flares Up Among Online Shopping Malls to Speed Up Delivery

Competition Flares Up Among Online Shopping Malls to Speed Up Delivery

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition is heating up among South Korea’s major online shopping site operators to speed up their delivery services. A substantial number of online shopping malls are looking for ways to provide same day delivery to their customers, as well as next day delivery like Coupang’s Rocket Delivery service. South [...]

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Three major online shopping site operators have been ordered by a South Korean court to pay compensation for discrimination against visually-impaired people. In a collective suit filed against SSG.com, Lotte Mart and e-Bay Korea by about 960 visually-impaired people, the Seoul Central District Court ruled partially in favor of [...]

Offline Malls Offer Exclusive Services to Compete with Online Vendors

Offline Malls Offer Exclusive Services to Compete with Online Vendors

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Brick-and-mortar malls are introducing various new services including electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, currency exchange, and even used phone purchases to survive the fierce competition they are engaged in with online shopping portals. Major discount store chain operators including Lotte Mart, E-Mart, and Homeplus all currently operate EV charging [...]

S. Korean Firm Launches Real-time Integration Partnership with Facebook

S. Korean Firm Launches Real-time Integration Partnership with Facebook

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Cafe24, a provider of web hosting and e-commerce solutions, said Tuesday it had launched a real-time integration partnership with Facebook Shops. Facebook Shops refers to an e-commerce service that integrates shopping malls with Facebook and Instagram. If users click the button below production information updated by Facebook or Instagram, [...]

Online Shoppers Price Sensitive for Daily Necessities, but Splurge on Big Ticket Items

Online Shoppers Price Sensitive for Daily Necessities, but Splurge on Big Ticket Items

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — When South Korean consumers buy daily necessities at online shopping malls, they tend to care about price and attempt to buy large quantities at bargain prices. However, when they buy high-priced items, they are more likely to splurge without caring much about price. eBay Korea analyzed sales data from [...]