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Companies Cash In on Success of BTS

Companies Cash In on Success of BTS

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — BTS has developed into a worldwide sensation after topping the Billboard 200 Chart, and companies are rushing in to take full commercial advantage of the Korean boyband’s success. International fans of BTS have been visiting domestic online shopping platforms while concerts showcasing the K-pop stars have been selling out [...]

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

Online Shopping Takes Off, but Worrying Signs from China, U.S.

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With food-related online purchases on the rise thanks to mobile delivery apps, the total volume for online shopping saw record-breaking sales in March totaling 9 trillion won. The first quarter figures for online shopping consumers from China appeared to be somewhat slower due to the lingering aftermath of the [...]

Online Shopping Sites Suffer Consecutive Losses in 2017

Online Shopping Sites Suffer Consecutive Losses in 2017

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean online shopping site operators continued to report losses in 2017 amid fierce market competition, regulatory data showed Monday. Coupang Inc. suffered a combined net loss of 673.5 billion won (US$628.5 million) last year, up 20 percent from 561.8 billion won reported a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing. Its sales jumped 40 percent on-year [...]

Online Shopping Purchases Rise Sharply on Strong Mobile Sales Growth: Data

Online Shopping Purchases Rise Sharply on Strong Mobile Sales Growth: Data

SEOUL, Mat. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The amount of online shopping transactions rose sharply in South Korea in January this year from a year earlier, with purchases made using mobile gadgets rising faster than transactions carried out on personal computers, government data showed Tuesday. Online transactions, excluding the services industry, soared 20.9 percent on-year to [...]

Sales at Department Stores Shrink in 2017 Amid Rising Online Shopping

Sales at Department Stores Shrink in 2017 Amid Rising Online Shopping

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean department stores saw their sales fall last year, as the use of online platforms has fully caught on with local consumers due to its fast delivery and convenient payment options, government data showed Friday. Combined sales at local department stores reached 29.24 trillion won (US$26.7 billion) last [...]

Online Shopping Purchases Continue to Rise in November

Online Shopping Purchases Continue to Rise in November

SEJONG, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Purchases made through Internet and mobile devices in South Korea continued to rise in November as use of smartphones have fully caught on with local consumers, government data showed Tuesday. Transactions made with smartphones and tablets reached 7.55 trillion won (US$7.06 billion) in the one-month period, up a solid [...]

Women in 30′s Shop Online the Most

Women in 30′s Shop Online the Most

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Female shoppers in their 30′s have been spending the most at a local online shopping mall this fall, industry data showed Friday. South Korea’s major online shopping operator and ticketing company Interpark Corp. said 21 percent of its customers between October and the second week of November were women [...]

Men in 30s and 40s Primary Drivers of Online Shopping Growth

Men in 30s and 40s Primary Drivers of Online Shopping Growth

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Market research firm Consumer Insight announced on August 3 that it had conducted a study on South Korean consumer shopping habits and their changes in partnership with the Distribution Research Center at Hanyang University. Whether it was because of the hot summer weather or other factors, the findings showed [...]

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 [...]