BRUSSELS | The Switzerland-based NetComm Suisse has joined Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organization for e-commerce consisting of associations and companies selling products and/or services online to consumers. “NetComm Suisse, the Swiss e-commerce association, is pleased to announce its association to Ecommerce Europe.
The Swiss e-commerce association
Founded in June 2012, NetComm Suisse is the Swiss association of e-commerce operators and digital communication. With its activity, NetComm Suisse supports the expansion of the sector, sustains associated business development and strengthens consumers’ confidence towards the online sales channel through trainings and seminars, events and workshops, lobbying activities, and financing and promotion of research.
Swiss market is developing strongly
According to recently published facts and figures by Ecommerce Europe, which were realized in collaboration with NetComm Suisse, the Swiss online environment is a strongly developing market. Just over 5.2 million Swiss citizens bought goods and services online, with a total online sales of €9.1 billion in 2012. This equals an increase of 15.5% compared to 2011. E-commerce in Switzerland is projected to grow by almost 12% to €10.2 billion in 2013.
The Swiss are shopping outside of their national borders a lot, due to the relatively high prices in Switzerland, paired with the fact that each region in Switzerland borders a country with the same official language (France, Italy, Germany or Austria). Swiss shoppers spent €7.3bn online and offline in other countries in 2013. “The EU represents the most important exporting market for our associates and we believe that, thanks to Ecommerce Europe, we will be able to influence cross-border regulations and sustain online export of Swiss companies,” says Alessandro Marrarosa, President of NetComm Suisse.
European B2C Ecommerce Reports
Ecommerce Europe recently published five European E-commerce Regional Reports, including the Central European B2C Ecommerce Report, with full-page infographics free to use plus information on online payments per country, trends, analysis and more. The following in-depth country profiles are included in the Central Europe B2C Ecommerce Report 2013: Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland. Download a free version of the report.
About Ecommerce Europe
Ecommerce Europe is the association representing 5,000+ companies selling products and/or services online to consumers in Europe. Founded by leading national e-commerce associations, its mission is to advance the interests and influence of e-commerce in Europe through advocacy, communication and networking.
Sourced from Ecommerce Europe, April 8th, 2014