According to BeCommerce data, Belgians made nearly 42 million online purchases in the first quarter, worth 2.84 billion euros.
Halved the number of purchases higher Than the first quarter of 2020. Then registered 28 million online purchases.
This amount is definitely 5% higher than the first quarter of 2020.
Compared with a year ago, sales of travel and concert tickets have fallen again. The tourism and activities sector may recover in the second and third quarters of this year. “The travel ban has been suspended since April 10, and the first activities in the entertainment sector have also begun to take shape.” Sophie Jeromes, Managing Director (Sofie Geeroms) thinks. Think about the Proximus Pop-Up Arena in Middelkerke, which started in mid-June with the Sportpaleis Group. Ticket sales for Pukkelpop 2021 have already started.
The biggest growers are fashion (clothing and shoes), electronics and games and entertainment. A quarter of the total online purchases were made in the gaming and gambling categories. In Belgium, online gambling is legal.