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South Korea
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South Korea

Accelerate your revenue with a new audience of customers throughout South Korea - without friction or complexity.

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Why Sell into South Korea?

An Asian economic powerhouse, South Korea has come a long way over the last 30 years considering it shares what is arguably the most militarized border with its neighbors to the North. The country has deep democratic institutions. The country has become a global digital powerhouse and exporter, from K-Pop to consumer electronics, and gaming, South Korea is a model for the 21st century economy.

Sixth largest ecommerce market in the world at $61 billion; it’s ahead of France and just behind Germany. Retail ecommerce volume is projected to grow to $90.5 billion by 2024, up from $41.9 billion in 2017. In 2019, around 97% of South Koreans in their twenties reported to use internet shopping. Large ecommerce exporter, particularly in consumer electronics. The “hypermarket” concept in South Korea is the most popular option. Hypermarket sites include G-market, Coupang, and Naver Store.

Localized Shopping Experiences in South Korea

Processing Currency

Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions.


Available Product Categories

Digital River can support the sales of these types of products for this specific market.

Digital Physical

Preferred currency
Popular payment options
Intelligent transaction routing
Established tax registration

Logistics Support for South Korea

Our global logistics solution works in concert with your existing supply chain. No need to secure new carriers and warehouses. Gain faster, more economical shipping options to reach new customers around the globe.

Cross-border shipping
In-country shipping
Landed cost guarantee

Popular payment types in South Korea

Cards are the most popular payment type at 80%, followed by digital wallets at 10%, and online bank transfers at 3%

South Korea Available payment types for South Korea

The list below represents the current categories of payment options Digital River supports for this market.

Payment methods for South Korea

Ecommerce facts and figures
$1.6T GDP 51.64 M Total Population 96% Internet Usage

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