Almost half (48 percent) of Polish internet users have shopped online at least once, according to the report by business consulting company Gemius. Polish internet users predominantly shop in domestic online stores (47 percent), while only 10 percent buy from stores abroad.
More than half of Polish e-shoppers are under 34 years of age (56 percent). However, the number of e-shoppers above 34 has increased compared to last year.
IAB Europe commends the Commission on its continuing strong interest in promoting Europe’s digital economy, as evidenced by the e-Commerce Package of 3 initiatives issued today alongside a Communication on online platforms and a Proposal to revise Directive 2010/13/EU on Audiovisual Media Services. But the Association also cautions against the risk of legislative indigestion.
The controversial internet tax that was going to be introduced by Hungarian government is now dead and will never the revived, according to Tamás Deutsche, the commissioner for the national consultation on digital developments (InternetKon).
Africa's e-commerce sector has now got a foothold in a wide range of countries, some obvious but many less obvious. As with m-money, it will grow in some places but not others. Russell Southwood looks at how things will change and who the winners and losers will be in the telecoms and internet sectors.