UK e-commerce: from first in Europe to first in the world?

As the first e-commerce in Europe, the U.K. shows no signs of slowing down, even after Brexit. With a population of 65.14 million, 77% of whom are e-shoppers, and an annual e-commerce turnover over €130 billion, it’s no wonder the U.K. is soaring in the ranks of e-commerce. Check out the infographic made by HiPay below to get a comprehensive overview!

While the U.K. has shown some economic downturn due to Brexit, their e-commerce is truly reaching new heights. They’re the first e-commerce in Europe and third in the world with an anticipated growth of 14% in 2017! Desktops are the primary purchase channel so this means there’s room for expanding e-commerce sales on mobiles and tablets. Most of their purchases are made on American websites like Amazon or Ebay, but they also spend lots of time shopping on the websites of top U.K. retailers like Argos and ASOS.

However, there is still room for improvement, taking into account only 1 in 5 stores offers next-day delivery and 40% of sites crash during seasonal peaks. In spite of this, the U.K.has shown itself to be a robust e-commerce market; we are eager to continue to see its growth and development!

Find out more by downloading your copy of the HiPay infographic HERE.