The future of e-commerce in the Netherlands, a Direct Link Report

February 24, 2022 by
Frank Calviño
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The Dutch e-commerce market has high growth potential. Since 2020 the cross-border e-commerce spending grew from 564 million euros to 736 million euros in 2021. These results were shown by Statista. Also, 94% of Dutch customers shop online – this is one of the highest numbers among European countries. 

Direct Link is an expert at cross-border deliveries as well as the Dutch market. They have recently launched their operations in the Netherlands. If looking for a partner to manage your e-com deliveries or fulfillment services, reach out to Direct Link! 

The study also shows that the top categories in online shopping are clothing and shoes, and the average age of buyers is between 25 - 44 years. The share of total online spending on clothes is expected to increase from 16% in 2021 to 20% in 2026. Of course, with a large number of orders,  there are also returns that the online retailer has to take into account in the supply chain. 35% of consumers who shop in the category of clothing, return their goods. A full 51% of consumers across all product categories say they do not return any of their orders.  

Get more valuable knowledge on the European markets in the latest Direct Link E-Commerce Report.  

Are you an e-tailer looking for a partner in the Netherlands and would like to contact Direct Link locally? Frido Brouwers, Growth Manager – Direct Link NL, is there to answer any questions you might have. Frido Brouwers joined the Direct Link team in 2022. 

With his knowledge and experience in international logistics, you will be sure to have an expert on your team! 

Contact Frido at: frido.brouwers@directlink.com  

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