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In Russia, ordering goods from foreign sites has become less
The number of online purchases from foreign sites decreased in Russia by 22%. This is data from January to March. E-commerce has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Write about it "News" with reference to the Federal Customs Service. In the first quarter, 71,9 million shipments were processed. This is 20,3 million less compared to the previous period. Meanwhile, demand for goods from Russian online stores increased by 500%.
According to Artyom Sokolov, president of the Association of Internet Commerce Companies (AKIT), the situation is related to the fact that during the pandemic period the need for non-food products decreased. In addition, now delivery takes longer, and therefore domestic sites have become more popular.Most often, online orders are made by residents of Moscow (27%), the Moscow region (18%), St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region (16,3%). Products, baby products, hygiene items are in great demand.