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Holiday purchases will be dominated by e-commerce

Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast predicts that the digital channels will influence 64% of holiday purchases, which is up from 50% a year ago. The research has also shown that customers are spreading their purchases across more of the calendar year.

Growth of e-commerce in the Nordic countries

Sweden is getting more and more into online grocery shopping, which accumulated in 320.3 million turn-over in 2014. Research shows that Nordic consumers are keen online shopping and the Scandinavian e-commerce is rising steadily.

Mobile e-commerce sales will hit $638 billion by 2018

Research has shown that global e-commerce sales made through mobile devices are expected to cross the remarkable number of $638 billion by 2018. The availability of e-commerce applications on mobile devices is helping to drive sales and revenue.

“France and the Netherlands have an e-commerce trade deficit”

An e-commerce trade deficit, defined as e-commerce imports exceeding a country’s e-commerce exports, means in other words that volume of goods bought abroad exceeds the volume of what foreign customers shop on local sites. According to a new report by Adyen, France and the Netherlands show such a ‘deficit’ of respectively -$950 and -$385.

Forrester: 23 percent online share in EU holiday sales

Online retail sales in Europe during the holiday months of November and December will generate €35bn - representing 23 percent of total retail sales for the year. This is according to Forrester's new EU online holiday retail sales forecast 2014 which includes online, mobile and tablet commerce across 17 European countries.

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