William Malcolm

Czech Ecommerce Revenues Rise 12% In 2nd Quarter

The turnover of Czech online stores increased by 12 percent to 50.5 billion crowns in the second quarter of this year. The most growing category compared to the first quarter were travel-related products, such as suitcases or caravans. Sales of these goods increased by 50 percent. From April to June, 3,144 e-shops were established, a quarter more year-on-year. This is the result of data from Shoptet, which is the largest domestic provider of solutions for creating and managing online stores.

From April to June, people bought building materials on the Internet for more than the first three months of the year, in addition to travel-oriented products, whose sales rose by 29 percent. The auto-moto category grew by 26 percent, sports and tourism by 22 percent and erotic goods increased by 13 percent.

“In January, we expected that the turnover of domestic e-shops could increase by a total of about 18 percent this year. Now we have only half a year behind us and in the first six months the Czech e-commerce sector grew by an incredible 29 percent. At the same time, the strongest period is yet to come, “said Samuel Huba, CEO of Shoptet.

Czech internet sales grew by 3,144 e-shops in the second quarter, according to Shoptet, there are currently 41,639 of them, of which 27,527 are on Shoptet. Most online stores are clothing and accessories, followed by an assortment focused on houses and gardens, as well as food, baby goods and electronics.

According to the Association for Electronic Commerce (APEK) and the shopping advisor Heureka.cz, Czechs spent 196 billion crowns last year in online stores, up 26.5 percent year-on-year. According to the executive director of APEK, Jan Vetyška, the turnover of online stores will exceed 200 billion crowns this year.