Internet Shopping in Korea Kristen O’Brien Why should I bother shopping on the internet in Korea?
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Internet Shopping in Korea Kristen O’Brien
Why should I bother shopping on the internet in Korea? It’s cheaper than in stores. Shipping is usually 1-2 days You can get coupons (even for just registering) If you need to buy a large quantity, or something heavy, it’s easier to have it delivered. If it’s difficult to find (foreign goods), you’ll find them more easily on the internet If it’s sold out in stores, you can usually find it online.
What kind of websites are there? Have your groceries delivered Homeplus: Western goods/British Company Emart Lottemart Buy cosmetics or skin care products All road shop brands have their own official websites Ie . Etude House, Innisfree, Aritaum, Skinfood , Missha … Buy clothes! Forever 21 and more!
Mobile apps/Mobile Shopping are also really popular… Have food delivered ( 배달 !) Yogiyo, McDonalds, Lotteria , Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dominoes…and more Reserve train or bus tickets Express bus (Kobus app) now let’s you scan your mobile ticket when getting on the bus! Buy movie tickets CGV, Lotte Cinema, Megabox
Sites you should check out!
Search Engines Daum korean only Naver shopping korean only For getting the cheapest prices on the cheapest sites! Search by lowest price, and check shipping fee Similar to google shopping
The Ebays /Amazons of Korea Gmarket Membership status based on # of purchases per month Coupons every month 11st street (11 번가 ) Coupang Buy things in bulk A lot of western brand items for cheap
Groceries (Home Delivery) Homeplus korean Tesco, a lot of Western foods Emart korean Lottemart korean EZ Shop Korea english
Department Stores/Luxury Goods Lotte Department Store kr Shinsegae Department Store kr Hyundai Department Store kr
Duty Free! Lotte Duty Free kr / eng For international flights only Shop in advance, pay online, pick up at the airport Get coupons, sales, discounts Special sets and offers you may not find in person Much cheaper than shopping in person
Road Shop Brands Memebox Etude House Innisfree Nature Republic Aritaum ….and a lot more ^^
Transportation Kobus kr Intercity Bus kr Bustago kr Korail kr / eng *Prefer the apps
Concerts & Movie Tickets Yes24 kr / eng Interpark kr / eng Gmarket kr / eng CGV Lotte Cinema Megabox *Prefer the apps
The Shutterfly of Korea Photomon
Food Delivery Yogiyo kr Lotteria kr McDonalds eng / kr Burger King kr Dominoes kr Pizza Hut kr *Prefer the apps
How to Shop on the Internet!
Things you need A cellphone account registered under your name, or an i -pin Internet Explorer A shipping address Make sure to enable pop ups!
1. Register You can usually get coupons for registering! You need to confirm your identity in Korea on websites (via phone account or i -pin) You usually need to registration your shipping address upon site registration Registration guide
2. Shop! Shop on the site, and add items to your cart! That’s it~ Gmarket guide General Shopping guide (Aritaum)
3. Checkout Shipping Address If you have a homestay and they don’t mind, have it delivered to your homestay Have it delivered it to your school administration office ( 행정실 )– ask in advance ^.^ Payment: A list of the most common methods Bank Transfer ( 현금 결제 - 무통장 입금 ) *MAKE SURE YOUR NAME MATCHES Credit/Debit Card ( 신용카드 / 체크 카드 ) Cellphone Transfer ( 휴대폰 결제 )
4. Shipment! Most items are shipped the same day Shipping only takes 1-2 days The delivery person will usually call your cell phone, they have to deliver it to a person and they must sign for it. You don’t have to answer the phone. It doesn’t matter who though! Your homestay family, or coworker, or people in the adminstration office can sign for you. If no one is around, they usually give it to the security office ( 경비실 ), or a local convenience store, laundromat, or stationery store. If they really can’t find anyone, they’ll try again another day.
Grocery delivery… Pick a day and time window You get a text the day of, reminding you You can check delivery status online They don’t usually call, they just come within that time slot. So be there. They’ll only call for you to let them up to your apartment/room.
Membership/Coupons/Points A lot of websites are under one company, so if you register for one, you can use multiple sites… All sites offer membership grades, points, coupons Websites: Aritaum, Innisfree, etc. Apps: Yogiyo, Movie tickets
Useful Korean Vocabulary 회원가입 = Sign up/register 확인 = confirm 동의 = accept 취 소 = cancel 가입 완료 = Registration complete 선택 = Choose/select 선택하세요 = Make a selection ( ie . choose the color you want) 바로 구매 = check out only that 1 item immediately 장바구니 = cart/shopping cart 위시리스트 = wishlist 결제 = Payment 결제 완료 = Payment complete 주문 조회 = Check order history 배송 준비 중 / 중 = Preparing for shipment/shipped