The Russian e-commerce market in 2013 will grow by 25% to $ 15 billion compared with 2012, said PayPal regional director Vladimir Malyugin at the RIW-2013 conference.
According to the head of the Yandex.Market service, Alexei Avdey, the main reasons for Russians to buy goods offline are that the goods cannot be touched on the Internet and the delivery speed is not satisfied. Nevertheless, more and more Russians prefer to shop online, because it is cheaper, saves time and the range of online stores more than offline.
According to Fedor Virin, partner of Data Insight analytical agency, in the first half of this year, the market for tangible goods purchased in online stores in the Russian Federation grew by 29% to 160 billion rubles compared to the same period last year. The number of Russian online buyers who made at least one purchase in the online store in the first half of the year amounted to 28 million people, and 2 years ago this figure was at 12,5 million.
At the same time, Virin noted that approximately 6% of purchases of tangible goods in online stores are made through mobile devices, and less than 1% of these stores are prepared to view catalogs of their goods from mobile devices.