MediaMarkt is working on a marketplace function for the Dutch and Belgian web shops. The MediaMarkt Marketplatz can already be visited on the company's German website. MediaMarkt has built a new web platform, which has already been launched in Germany, Austria and Spain. The Netherlands is up next The Netherlands is the next country where the new platform will be put
In 2020, Belgians bought around 30% more physical products from web shops. However, the trade in services finally collapsed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that e-commerce turnover fell by 10% last year to €10.3 billion. This was announced by BeCommerce, the Belgian interest groups for remote sellers. It just presented its BeCommerce Market Monitor, a survey conducted
The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 gave a huge boost to the purchase of products online. As it turned out, it was not only in periods of lockdown. During the easing in the Summer months, when both the on-trade and the shops were open, growth continued. In addition, a third more products were bought online compared to the previous year, according to the BeCommerce Market Monitor.
Many Belgian retailers, who were forced to set up a webshop during COVID-19, see this as something temporary, according to UAnterwerpen. "They don't seem to take their online store really seriously," says Joris Beckers, UAntwerpen. "A pity, because even after COVID-19 there will be more online shopping." With the COVID-19 outbreak in March, all non-essential stores in
This year, 72 percent of Belgians made online purchases. According to Comeos, of all Belgians who are active online, eight in ten have bought online in the past year. No less than 94% say they will do so in the future. Ten years ago, only 58% of Belgian consumers shopped online. Nowadays, Belgian consumers purchase products online more regularly. 56% of Belgian consumers