Online Shopping Sales Jump in Q1

  • Arirang News

    April 30, 2015 10:15

    More and more Koreans are choosing to shop online and on their phones, a recent study revealed.

    According to Statistics Korea, online shopping sales surged 18 percent in the first quarter from the previous year, with the total volume of transactions reaching approximately US$11.6 billion. Purchases made through smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices soared roughly 80 percent in the same period to nearly $4.7 billion.

    Online purchases of automobile-related products saw the biggest increase, up around 42 percent on-year, followed by cosmetics and food and beverage items.

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