Home » Latest » Croats Warming to Online Shopping

Croats Warming to Online Shopping

onlineMore and more Croats are using the internet to go shopping, with the most popular purchases clothing, shoes, accessories and electronic devices, according to the results of a GfK survey conducted in the country in September…

64% of Croatia’s population over the age of 15 use the Internet. Compare with neighboring countries, Internet penetration in Croatia is very similar to that recorded in Bosnia and Herzegovina (63%), Serbia (65%), Macedonia (67%). Slovenia is still far ahead in the number of Internet users in the region (80%).  In the last few years the number of Internet users who also use the Internet for on-line shopping has risen markedly.

At the end of 2010 just 6% of Croatia’s population purchased items online. In just two years that number has risen nearly four times, with the latest data indicating that 23% of the population had made at least one purchase on the Internet. 36% of Internet users go online shopping. The most popular items were clothing, shoes, accessories and electronic devices, with 63% of online shoppers purchasing an item of clothing at least once, whilst one in three have purchased an electronic device at least once.

Croatians no longer need to pay customs duty for goods from the EU after they joined the Union on 1 July.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[PHOTOS] Salajland Opens Amazing Easter Show

The Croatian family who open up their home every Christmas for what is one of Croatia’s biggest and brightest Christmas lights displays, will open their doors again with an Easter attraction. For the last 15 Christmases in a row the Salaj family home in Grabovnica near the central Croatian town of Čazma has been a...

Monarch Launch New Direct Flights to Croatia from London & Manchester

British low-cost airline Monarch Airlines, who based at Luton Airport just outside of London, will launch direct flights to Croatia this week from London and Manchester. On Friday 28 April 2017 Monarch commence direct flights between Zagreb and London (Gatwick). Flights will operate three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The following day,...

Croatian Shipyard Becoming Tourist Attraction

Tourists visiting the Dalmatian city of Split will tick off the popular attractions like Diocletian’s Palace, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Marjan and of course chilling on the Riva. But now there is a new attraction in town. Despite the noise and mess, more and more people are visiting the city’s shipyard Brodosplit for an educational...

Spring Starts with Record Temperatures

The first official day of Spring yesterday saw a record high in Croatia as warm sunshine welcomed in the new season for locals across the country. Reords even fell on Monday. Temperatures at the Grič weather station in the capital Zagreb were recorded at 22°C, the highest ever recorded on the date of 20 March...

Croatian Culinary Postcards – Souvenir & Recipe in One

If you are looking for something to different to send back home whilst on your visit to Croatia then check out these Croatian culinary postcards. Designed by Zrinka Kukuljica Merčep, Croatian culinary postcards are a collection of postcards featuring 10 authentic Croatian traditional recipes. Among the collection you can find recipe postcards for the following...