Signed, sealed, delivered – Analysing the impact of e-commerce on urban areas

Global e-commerce has expanded at a high rate over the past decade, although it still constitutes a relatively low share of total turnover. Growth is expected to continue at a high rate.
Shopping habits differ between European countries, different age groups and areas. For example, Nordic consumers make more online purchases than consumers in Italy or Hungary. Eurostat statistics show that e-commerce is used by urban as well as rural inhabitants although urban inhabitants in many countries use it to a greater extent. Statistics also reveal that younger people are generally more inclined than older people to make online purchases. Read more…