There is no doubt the e-commerce have changed the shopping all over the world. We are able to do shopping comfortable sitting at home, saving our time. All what we need we can get with a very one click, no matter what we want to buy or where from.
But lets see whether online business trends are the same all over the world.
that the U.S is number one nations in the online market, with an predicted $349 billion of aggregate retail deals for 2015. But what place do the other countries have in comparison with USA ?
A 2015 consumer survey conducted by PWC showed us at the online shopping habits of more than 19,000 online shoppers in 19 different countries. The research study confirmed that the international online shopping has become an integral part of the people’s daily life. Also it showed that the consumers around the world share the same expectations when it comes to online shopping they want efficiency, convenience and enjoyment.
A sample of a PWC survey shows us that the countries using online shoping the most are China with the most frequent online shoppers. 96 percent of those surveyed doing online shopping at least once per month. It is not surprising as we know the success of Chinese based online market-place ali-baba and the country’s emerging middle-class, which have affinity for any kind of new technology and ability to buy them. Second place in the survey takes China and Germany 81%, followed by United Kingdom – 81% and India 78%. The United States comes in 5th place, with 72% of consumers shopping online at least once a month.
According the global online shopping statistics in 2015 South African residents are the most willing to pay for same-day delivery 79%, following by Australians 69%, Indians 69%, British 69% and Brazilians 68%. In comparison, only 61% of U.S. consumers are agreed with paying for same-day delivery. The top 3 countries that are most in favor of using digital currency are India 71%, Brazil 66% and China 58%. In the United States only 28% of consumers are willing to use digital currency such as Bit-coin. The reason being that there are a lot of speculations regarding the safety of virtual currencies and the way they can be used.
On a global scale the products that are purchased the most online are books, films, songs and video games. The study revealed 63% of shoppers prefer to purchase such items online, while 31% prefer to buy them from a store.
While the study confirmed e-commerce is succeeding globally, it also shows brick and mortar sellers having not a problem with selling their items on the old way, welcomed customers on their shops. Many stores are taking new steps to compete with online merchants by providing some of the same advantages of online shopping. They have used some new contrivance trying to please their customers. The company delivers clothing to customers’ homes, allowing 15 minutes to try on the products, and then takes the un-purchased products back to the store. Moreover some of them already have started online selling in parallel with the usual one. However we would expect online businesses and brick and mortar stores to continue adapting to consumer expectations and improving the shopping experience. Trying to help you with international online shopping here we can give you an information for a leading provider of Package Forwarding Services.