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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Study: Romania’s e-commerce market up 40% to EUR 6 bln in 2020

Romania's e-commerce market will reach about EUR 6 billion in 2020, at least 40% more compared to 2019, according to estimates revealed in a study conducted by iSense Solutions for the GPeC summit - the annual event dedicated to the local e-commerce industry, quoted by Ziarul Financiar.

In the pandemic context, the number of Romanians shopping online increased by 13% this year compared to 2019, and the average value spent on online shopping went up by 41% compared to 2019.

The fastest evolution in terms of online sales was recorded by catering services (delivery of cooked food), with an increase of 124% compared to 2019.

As a result of behavioral changes due to the pandemic, other categories of products recorded sales growth well above the 2019 average as well - such as books and magazines (+113%), pet shop goods (+113%), and FMCG (+110%).

Fast delivery applications gained ground during this period, with almost half (45%) of survey respondents mentioning that they used a delivery application for online shopping or ordering at least once, and 27% of them used the applications at least once per week.

Regarding the shopping behavior in physical stores, 43% of respondents said they feel uncomfortable shopping in traditional stores because they are too crowded (71%) and do not follow the distancing rules (68%).

(Photo: Pixabay)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Study: Romania’s e-commerce market up 40% to EUR 6 bln in 2020

Romania's e-commerce market will reach about EUR 6 billion in 2020, at least 40% more compared to 2019, according to estimates revealed in a study conducted by iSense Solutions for the GPeC summit - the annual event dedicated to the local e-commerce industry, quoted by Ziarul Financiar.

In the pandemic context, the number of Romanians shopping online increased by 13% this year compared to 2019, and the average value spent on online shopping went up by 41% compared to 2019.

The fastest evolution in terms of online sales was recorded by catering services (delivery of cooked food), with an increase of 124% compared to 2019.

As a result of behavioral changes due to the pandemic, other categories of products recorded sales growth well above the 2019 average as well - such as books and magazines (+113%), pet shop goods (+113%), and FMCG (+110%).

Fast delivery applications gained ground during this period, with almost half (45%) of survey respondents mentioning that they used a delivery application for online shopping or ordering at least once, and 27% of them used the applications at least once per week.

Regarding the shopping behavior in physical stores, 43% of respondents said they feel uncomfortable shopping in traditional stores because they are too crowded (71%) and do not follow the distancing rules (68%).

(Photo: Pixabay)

[email protected]

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