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Archive for February 2017

Italy: ecommerce to see 20 percent growth in 2017

B2C ecommerce in Italy is expected to see growths of 20% in 2017, reaching EUR 23.4 billion, the largest increase since 2010, nearly doubling 2013’s total of EUR 12.6 billion.

This is the forecast made by Netcomm, an Italian E-Commerce Consortium. In spite of the drop in retail sales (-0.5%) shown by ISTAT in December 2016 and the stability they registered in 2016 (+0.1%), in 2017 the biggest boost in online purchases wasn’t just the GDP’s recovery (Bankitalia claims a +0.9% expected growth), but also Italian families’ greater inclinations for online shopping: buyers, frequency of purchases, and average receipts are all on the rise.

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DHL Express predicts cross-border retail to grow at 25 percent rate between 2015 and 2020

DHL Express has found  that cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from USD 300 billion to USD 900 billion).

According to the report entitled The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce OpportunityOnline, DHL Express considers that retailers are also boosting sales by 10-15% on average by extending their offering to international customers.

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