French first-quarter online retail sales rose 11.9% - Fevad

DOMINIQUE VIDALON | May 24, 2019

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Online retail sales in France rose by 11.9% to 24.9 billion euros ($27.7 billion) in the first quarter, said the French E-Commerce Federation (Fevad), reflecting growth in a sector that has seen Amazon put pressure on traditional retailers such as Carrefour.As the French economy stages a gradual recovery, online sales growth has been boosted by a growing number of online vendors and people using the Internet to shop more often.The Fevad federation said an additional 1.358 million people made online purchases in the quarter, up 4% from a year ago. Sales generated via tablets and smartphones rose 22% and Fevad predicted orders made on smartphones could outpace those made via computers by 2021.

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