Ecommerce in Italy
Italy is the third largest economy in Europe and a founding member of the European Union, the OECD, the G7 and the G8. The country is also the largest market for luxury goods in Europe, which may not come as a surprise taking into account brands such as Armani, Versace, Prada and Gucci are from Italy. The country is developing quite fast, after it has known some problems concerning economic growth, corruption and high unemployment amongst youngsters and women. There are also a lot of economic disparities between southern Italy and the north, with the latter being more wealthy.
|Population||61.7 million people|
|– % internet users||60%|
|Online sales||€19.6 billion (2016)|
|Online stores worth mentioning:||Yoox, IBS, Saldiprivati|
- Ecommerce events in Italy
- Ecommerce customers in Italy
- The ecommerce market in Italy
- Big online stores in Italy
- Latest ecommerce news from or about Italy
Ecommerce events in Italy
Every year there are several ecomerce events being organized in Italy. We have a handy ecommerce events calendar, where you can find all the major online retail events in Europe. But you can also check out only the ecommerce events in Italy.
Ecommerce customers in Italy
According to IcePay you can’t get ignore the Italian credit card CartaSi if you want to sell your products or services on the Italian market. Together with MasterCard and VISA, CartaSi is the most frequently used credit card in Italy for online purchases. It has an market share of 40% and more than 7 million Italians own such a card. Other popular online payment methods in Italy are PayPal (12%) and cash on delivery (11%). A study from Planet Retail in 2014 however shows that 56% of those surveyed used PayPal to shop online, while 42% used card payments. And yet another study, done by Osservatori Digital Innovation, shows that two thirds of ecommerce purchases was paid with credit card, while PayPal had a share of 31 percent.
According to research from PayVision, Italy has an internet penetration of 60%. The country has 61 million inhabitants of which 13 million are online shoppers. But recent data shows there are now 19 million online shoppers in Italy. Apart from services such as vacations and travel tickets, clothing and consumer electronics are quite popular in Italy, followed by media and groceries.
The ecommerce market in Italy
Italy is one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in Western Europe. The ecommerce industry in Italy amounted 9.6 billion euros in 2012 and in 2016, ecommerce in Italy was worth 19.6 billion euros. This would be an increase of 19 percent compared to 2015. More information about the ecommerce market in Italy can be found on EcommerceWiki.
Big online stores in Italy
Latest news about Italy
Only one week after Ikea announced it has plans to sell its products through third-party websites, the Swedish retailer is now offering select Ikea products through Amazon. Thousands of products are available in all countries where Amazon has a dedicated online store.
The Italian Selex group has launched a new ecommerce portal, called CosìComodo. This online shopping project brings together the company’s multiple brands in one single portal. CosìComodo is available throughout the entire country and wants to become the place to be for Italian consumers who want to buy food online.
The ecommerce industry in Italy was worth 19.6 billion euros in 2016. Last year, the industry registered an increase of 18 percent compared to the situation in 2015. Most of the online retail turnover in Italy was generated by services sold online.
Banzai, an Italian ecommerce company group, has announced plans to change its company name to ePrice, the same name as its online tech & appliances retail brand. It also announced it will invest 40 million euros in technology over the next five years in order to accelerate its development.
People in Italy are least likely to worry about what would happen to their personal data when buying something online. In Germany however, consumers are the most likely to know their online shopping data is sold to third-parties. These are some of the results from KPMG’s “Creepy or cool” study.
Last update: February 2017