E-commerce in Lithuania is speeding up. Packages with various good are moving not only domestically but also to other Baltic countries. This encouraged shopping sites to provide multiple language interface, lrytas.lt reported on 2 May.
The most popular among electronic products are home appliances, while cross-border dispatches usually contain cosmetics and clothes. Furniture, fitness equipment and car batteries are also common.
Parcel services and shopping company “DPD Lietuva” reported 85 percent increase in dispatches to private clients than at the same time last year.
According to company’s director Indrė Puišė, such a change was caused by Lithuanian electronics shops’ expansion to foreign countries.
Latvians and Estonians mostly purchase clothes and foot-wear from Lithuania’s luxurious brands outlets while Lithuanians buy home appliances.
Shipments also frequently contain erotic products, because this provides buyers anonymity.
Online shopping has grown to 28 per cent over the last several years as it was only 6 percent in 2008.
“Around 90 online stores were operational in 2008 in Lithuania while last year there were about 300”, – Eglė Berteškaitė, representative of “Pigu.lt” claimed.
“Pigu.lt” has bought Latvian “220.lv” in June 2011.
Customer flow of online shops grow twice every year in Lithuania and Latvia. Turnover of shops in Latvia increased by 47 percent through last year.
Lithuanians usually buy cosmetics, clothing, furniture, furnishing equipment and goods for pets. However, the main groups of purchase items remain the same among both Latvians and Lithuanians: home appliances, laptops, car parts, leisure and tourism items.