The mobile shopping transactions in May were up 41.7 percent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea. It was the largest since the statistical agency began to compile the data in January 2013.
Consumers increased purchasing software, books, music, video and music instrument through mobile phones, which more than doubled in May from a year ago.
The overall online shopping transactions reached 5.18 trillion won in May, up 22.3 percent from a year earlier.
The figures declined from 5.17 trillion won in March to 4.96 trillion won in April, before rebounding above 5 trillion won in May.
Online purchase of bags, cosmetics and books jumped almost 50 percent, leading the May growth. Enditem