The future of e-commerce in the Netherlands
The Dutch e-commerce market has high growth potential. Since 2020 the cross-border e-commerce spending grew from 564 million euros to 736 million euros in 2021. These results were shown by Statista. Also, 94% of Dutch customers shop online – this is one of the highest numbers among European countries.
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The study also shows that the top categories in online shopping are clothing and shoes, and the average age of buyers is between 25 – 44 years. The share of total online spending on clothes is expected to increase from 16% in 2021 to 20% in 2026. Of course, with a large number of orders, there are also returns that the online retailer has to take into account in the supply chain. 35% of consumers who shop in the category of clothing, return their goods. A full 51% of consumers across all product categories say they do not return any of their orders.
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