Belgium e-commerce worth 1.91 billion Euros last year

New statistics show that Belgium e-commerce sales accounted for 1.91 billion Euros (£1.59 billion) last year, according to

This is a 25.7 per cent increase from 2012 figures, according to the industry group BeCommerce. It is expected that this figure will increase even more this year, with sales in the industry predicted to exceed £2 billion in 2014.

BeCommerce represents approximately 600 firms in the Belgian e-commerce industry. A survey by the firm of its members found that ninety per cent said they thought the e-commerce industry would grow this year, reports

The organisation also found that 60 per cent of Belgian online traders said that they expect the internet to be their main form of sales within the next two years. This is up from 20 per cent who agreed with this statement two years ago.

Those in the industry also have more employees this year, with a third of online stores having a workforce of between 11 and 20 employees last year. The majority of firms only had six to ten employees back in 2012.

Despite the growth, representatives from BeCommerce said that online traders in Belgium could still embrace mobile technology and social media better in order to maximise sales even more. 


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