Although E-commerce has beenon the rise for years, many Belgian merchants have not yet jumped on the bandwagon. Only 23.9% of Belgian traders have a website or webshop with online ordering or booking facilities. What a shame. Without a webshop, you are of course missing out on a lot of interesting opportunities..
In the first 9 months of 2020, the turnover of Belgian online shops increased by no less than 33%. In total, Belgians spent 4,9 billion euros in Belgian webshops in that period. The biggest increases are seen in the categories ‘computers and accessories’, ‘clothing’, ‘shoes and personal lifestyle’ and ‘media and entertainment’. The travel and events sector was dealt a huge blow by the strict Corona measures and performs no less than 18% lower than in 2019. Despite this, Belgian E-Commerce can still present serious growth figures. The impact of the reopening of shops appears to be minimal, so everything indicates that this trend will continue in the coming years.
Every day, 13 new webshops are added and 3 transactions take place every second. If you want to remain competitive, a good webshop is an absolute must these days.
Not yet convinced? These 7 reasons will definitely make you see the benefits of a webshop.