The volume of purchases made in online stores in 2014 amounted to 5,9% of the total retail turnover - $ 1,3 trillion. Analysts say that by 2018 this figure will reach 8,8%. Already in 2015, the volume of online trade will grow by 21% and amount to 6,7% of all retail sales in the world, or $ 1,59 trillion. By 2018, this figure will increase to $ 2,4 trillion. This is reported by MarketingMedia Review .
The main catalysts for the growth of e-commerce will be China and the United States, which will provide 55% of global sales. Thus, already by 2018, online retail sales will exceed 1 trillion. US dollars will take second place in the number of electronic sales - by 2018, the market will reach 500 billion.
Today, almost 63% of the US population is already shopping online.