68% of Irish consumers reported spending more online in 2020, compared to 2019. Looking ahead, 58% prioritizes online shopping over in-store shopping in 2021, compared to 52% last year. However, 42% of consumers said they will do most of their shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores this year. Among consumers who say they will do most of their shopping in physical stores in
DHL no longer accepts parcel shipments to Great Britain and Ireland due to the interrupted transport routes. A company spokesman announced on Monday. The Eurotunnel for passenger and freight traffic is currently closed and will probably stay that way for at least 48hrs. The same applies to the ferry ports. The transport routes to Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of
Over the last few months, consumers have started to move to e-commerce. The temporary closure of physical stores has provided the opportunity for consumers to re-evaluate their shopping habits. Therefore, consumers have become more conscious and more aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. Conscious consumer A report from LiveArea and PFS goes on to say
Following a recent decision by H&M to limit free shipping, Zalando will now no longer ship ordered products for free as a standard. In Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom, the company starts requesting fees for the delivery of small packages. One of the reasons that Zalando grew big in the past couple of years was their flexible return policy (free up to 100 days).
The annual B2C E-commerce Index of UN conference UNCTAD positioned the Netherlands on top of the index, replacing Luxembourg. The B2C E-commerce Index measures the willingness of an economy to support online shopping. This year, 151 different countries were compared on four factors influencing online trade, including the reliability of delivery and the number of secured