Digital Economy and Society in Lithuania
(edition 2021)

E-buyers

 

 

60 per cent of persons aged 16–74 (69 per cent of internauts in this age group) bought or ordered goods or services via the Internet at least once per 12 months (in 2020, 54 and 64 per cent respectively). E-commerce was used in the period of 3 months before the survey by 51 per cent of population aged 16–74 (58 per cent of internauts in this age group). Compared to the previous year, the proportion of e‑commerce users grew by 9 percentage points. More than three quarters (78 per cent) of population aged 25–34 and only 12 per cent persons aged 65–74 used e‑commerce in 3 months.

Most (69 per cent) people who bought goods or services online made up to 5 orders in 3 months. Compared to the previous year, the proportion of persons who made more than 10 orders grew by 6 percentage points (from 9 to 15 per cent). In the period of 3 months before the survey 77 per cent of e‑commerce users spent up to EUR 500.


Persons who bought or ordered goods or services online

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Persons who bought or ordered goods or services online by age group, 2021

Created with Highcharts 6.1.4Per cent50.650.671.071.078.478.472.172.145.645.626.226.211.911.960.060.084.084.090.890.881.981.954.654.634.134.116.816.8In the last 3 monthsIn the last 12 months All persons aged 16–7416–24 years25–34 years35–44 years45–54 years55–64 years65–74 years0255075100

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E‑commerce was mostly used to buy clothing, footwear, accessories (65 per cent of e‑commerce users), cosmetics, beauty or wellness products (36 per cent), medicines, dietary supplements, vitamins (30 per cent), deliveries from restaurants, fast-food chains, catering services (28 per cent), food products or beverages from shops (27 per cent), furniture and interior accessories (25 per cent), household appliances or consumer electronics, as well as cleaning products and articles for personal hygiene (24 per cent each).


Persons who bought or ordered goods or services online by commodity and service group, 2021
In the last 3 months

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Based on the 2021 survey data, in the period of 3 months before the survey, the Internet was used for financial purposes by 15 per cent of population aged 16–74. Insurance policies were those the most frequently purchased or renewed. This service was used by 12 per cent of persons. The Internet was used to receive a loan or credit from the bank or other financial service provider by 3 per cent of persons; shares, bonds or fund products were the least frequently purchased (2 per cent).


Persons who used the Internet for financial purposes by age group, 2021
In the last 3 months

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Persons who bought (ordered) goods or services online by country of seller of goods and services, 2021
In the last 3 months

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The majority (73 per cent) of persons who bought goods or services online did not face any problems related to purchase of goods or services. The most common problem is that the delivery time is longer than indicated – this problem was faced by almost one in five (19 per cent) persons using e-commerce. Other common problems indicated: wrong or damaged goods delivered (6 per cent), website was difficult to use, or it worked unsatisfactorily (5 per cent), difficulties in finding information concerning guarantees and other legal rights (5 per cent). The Internet users who used e-commerce more than a year ago or have never used it indicated the following main reasons for not using e-commerce: there was no need to buy online (57 per cent), buying in a store when you see a product is more convenient (49 per cent); the reasons mentioned less frequently were security problems (7 per cent) or lack of skills (16 per cent).


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Persons who bought or ordered goods or services online by the number of purchases

Persons who bought or ordered goods or services online by amount of money spent

Persons who faced problems when buying or ordering goods or services online

Reasons for not using e-commerce

 


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