There are no departments stores such as Macys in Korea, what exists are stores such as Lotte, Shinsegae, Galleria, etc but inside are many small stores. For instance, in the sportswear section there is North Face, K2, etc but they are all separate stores so it is not easy to compare for instance a backpack from North Face to one from K2 as they don’t really like you to leave their store without paying for the merchandise even though you are staying within the Shinsegae store and on the same floor, only moving to a different brand. Within each small store, there are at least two employees so if we compare to a store such as Macys in the US where there may only be five employees on the entire floor, in Korea, on a floor there could very well be over fifty employees. It would seem to be more customer friendly to have a few registers for each floor rather than stores within stores because if you want to purchase five items and they are each from separate stores you need to pay five times and also it is not easy to compare jeans from one department to jeans from other.
Etiquetas: Korean culture