The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said Thursday it is developing regulations designed to prevent gapjil, or abuse of power, by online companies such as delivery apps and online shopping malls.
Online shopping in April jumped 12.5 percent on year to 12.26 trillion won ($10.08 billion), announced Statistics Korea Wednesday.
The number of new daily Covid-19 infections have fallen below 30 for the first time in a week as health authorities scramble to get one cluster under control while other potential clusters seem to be contained.
A second distribution center of the Korean e-commerce behemoth Coupang in Goyang, Gyeonggi, has been hit by the coronavirus with at least one worker testing positive, health officials announced Thursday.
Coronavirus infections linked to e-commerce distribution centers are scaring people away from online shopping — which for the past few weeks seemed like the safer alternative to shopping in brick-and-mortar stores.
E-commerce in Korea hit a milestone in 2019 when the amount of credit card spending online outpaced spending at brick-and-mortar stores, according to the central bank. Cafe24 has been part of that growth from the very start.
At 7:30 a.m., hours before the door opens for customers, only the sounds of rattling carts and bar code scanning can be heard in the empty aisles of the massive discount store. It was the pickers — employees who shop for online customers ...