Bulgarians Not Keen on Online Shopping – Eurostat
A mere 17% of Bulgarian Internet users are online shoppers – the second lowest share in the EU after Romania, according to Eurostat.
In the EU28 in 2012, 75% of individuals aged 16 to 74 had used the Internet in the previous 12 months , and nearly 60% of these Internet users reported that they had shopped online, Eurostat says.
Among the Member States, the highest shares of online shoppers were registered in the United Kingdom (82% of Internet users), Denmark and Sweden (both 79%), Germany (77%), Luxembourg (73%) and Finland (72%), and the lowest in Romania (11%), Bulgaria (17%), Estonia and Italy (both 29%).
In the EU28, ordering clothes & sports goods and booking travel & holiday accommodation are the most common online purchases amongst Internet users.
Among Member States in 2012, the United Kingdom (51%) and Germany (49%) had the highest shares of Internet users having purchased clothes & sports goods online in the previous 12 months. Sweden (60%) had the highest proportion reporting that they booked travel & holiday accommodation online, followed by Denmark (56%). Buying books, magazines or e-learning material online was most common in Luxembourg (47%) and Germany (41%). The United Kingdom (21%) was the leading Member State for online food & grocery shopping.
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Online shopping in Bulgaria is the surest way of ordering what you want and it actually arriving! I have often found stuff cheaper online than in the shops and you do not pay for it till the courier brings it to your door. Brilliant! www.hobby.store.bg and store.bg are two I have used. I understand that many of the bigger stores also have online shops here too