A search for konga stores in Thailand, with help from Google and Amazon, reveals that most kongos sell on their own.
Kongos tend to be located in malls or at the edge of the city, where they have access to the widest range of products, according to a report from the online marketing company, Konga.
It also suggests that the most popular stores are also located in the suburbs, where customers tend to pay more.
Some of the most common kongo stores are in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya, and the number of locations in these areas is increasing as shoppers increasingly look for convenience stores and fast food outlets, the company said.
A total of 7.9 million people visited the Konga shopping website in January and February, the firm said, up 14 per cent from the same month last year.
In comparison, 1.6 million visited the site in January.
The firm did not break out the number who visited the website for convenience or fast food, or any other reason.
Many kongas are owned by small businesses, making it hard to determine exactly how much of the online retail market is concentrated in these types of stores.
There are also concerns that the number and variety of kongoes could lead to a rise in food-borne illnesses, as many are sold by people who haven’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus, or who may have forgotten to bring their vaccination certificates.
“As the number [of] kongoos in the country grows, consumers will increasingly have access and more options when it comes to kongoing, and that will be good for business,” said Konga’s founder and CEO Joon Kim.
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More than one million people visit the website every day, and more than 1 million of them visit a kongoe, KGAJ said.
“Kongo shops are located in major centres in the metropolis, like Pattaya’s main airport and the main tourist attraction in Bangkok,” the company wrote.
Although it’s difficult to pinpoint exact numbers for the number stores in Bangkok alone, Koga said it had seen an increase in the number at these locations since the start of the pandemic.
BANGKOK: The number of kongs has risen sharply as shoppers have moved to the suburbs.
But the majority of stores are located on major commercial and residential streets.
For example, the number for the city of Phukets is around 8.5 million, according Koga, which suggests that around 75 per cent of konga locations are located at major roads, shopping areas and parks.
Meanwhile, in Pattaya and Phukkit, the Koga shopping site reported that it has received 1.7 million visitors to the site since February, and 4.6 per cent more visitors than last month.
Most of the stores have a wide selection of products and prices, with many selling items from $100 to $1,000, the site said.