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
This month, UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets. After European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the COVID-19 crisis, the UPS Saturday Standard service launch followed. The UPS Saturday Standard service will launch in the following eight European markets: the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands,
According to the new BeCommerce Market Monitor, Belgian online trade broke all records in 2019. In the last year, the Belgian consumer spent a total of €11,46 billion euro online. This is an increase of €0,9 billion euro compared to 2018. On average, Belgian e-commerce consumers spend €1363 per year, concludes the research. Sofie Geeroms, Managing Director of BeCommerce,