Where to expand

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Online store expansion to Hungary

Hungarian customers are not used to shopping online. However, local ecommerce is undergoing dynamic yearonyear growth, presenting many interesting business opportunities. With our help there is no need to be afraid of the language barrier, which gives you the opportunity to focus on building a strong position in this rapidly growing market. It will definitely pay off!

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9,7 mil.
population
forint
currency
16%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
60%
number of online shoppers
ca 13 000
number of online shops
86%
percentage of internet users among the population
750
population per online shop
2,57 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Romania

Romania is the largest country in the Balkans and the fastest growing economy in Europe. With a population of almost 20 million, it is the seventh most populous country in the European Union. Bucharest is the eighth largest city in the EU. Romanian ecommerce is experiencing rapid growth; in excess of 35% per year. Be there or miss out!

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19,19 mil.
population
leu
currency
36%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
38%
number of online shoppers
ca 15 000
number of online shops
85%
percentage of internet users among the population
1 280
population per online shop
7 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Germany

Germany is Europe’s strongest economy. More than 90% of the population actively uses the Internet and the online shopping figures are really high. The volume of German ecommerce is growing by about 10% annually. In 2020, the market was worth EUR 80 billion. At NK Expand, we can help you successfully expand into the German market.

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83,2 mil.
population
euro
currency
14,6%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
83%
number of online shoppers
ca 190 000
number of online shops
95%
percentage of internet users among the population
440
population per online shop
83,3 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Austria

The Austrian market is very similar to the German one. Customers are willing to pay a higher price, whereby the credibility of the online shop and the quality of the goods play essential roles in their decisionmaking. It is for these reasons that a number of online stores are therefore considering expanding into the Austrian and German markets at the same time. At NK Expand, we will make sure that your expansion into Germanspeaking markets is a success.

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8,9 mil.
population
euro
currency
17,4%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
66%
number of online shoppers
ca 18 000
number of online shops
89%
percentage of internet users among the population
500
population per online shop
8,5 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Poland

Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe. With a population of more than 38 million, it is also the sixth most populous country in the EU. Polish ecommerce has grown rapidly in recent years, as in other countries in the region. However, it is important to take into consideration that the competition is intense, which puts constant downward pressure on prices. As this suggests, Poles are extremely price sensitive.

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37,8 mil.
population
Polish zloty
currency
31,4%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
61%
number of online shoppers
ca 46 500
number of online shops
85%
percentage of internet users among the population
815
population per online shop
15,3 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Croatia

Croatia is another Balkan country that offers lots of opportunities for expanding Czech online stores. A huge advantage is the willingness of Croats to shop in foreign online stores. It is not necessary to invest huge amounts of energy and resources to operate as an online shop based in Croatia. Expanding your online store into the Croatian market therefore represents an opportunity not to be missed.

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4,04 mil.
population
kuna
currency
5,7%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
55%
number of online shoppers
ca 5 000
number of online shops
80%
percentage of internet users among the population
810
population per online shop
536 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Italy

Italy is the fastest growing ecommerce market in Western Europe. The low number of online shops combined with low Internet connectivity represent ideal conditions for steep growth in the coming years. Foreign online stores should definitely not miss this opportunity to expand into the Italian ecommerce market.

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59,3 mil.
population
euro
currency
26%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
44%
number of online shoppers
ca 14 100
number of online shops
81%
percentage of internet users among the population
4 200
population per online shop
30,6 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Ukraine

With more than 40 million people, Ukraine represents a vast market with plenty of opportunities for expanding online shops to succeed. The Ukrainian market has finally stabilized, with the expectation that ecommerce will grow rapidly in the coming years due to the low levels of competition. Expanding your online store into the unoccupied Ukrainian market therefore represents an opportunity not to be missed.

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41,7 mil.
population
hryvnia
currency
14%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
34%
number of online shoppers
ca 100 000
number of online shops
67%
percentage of internet users among the population
420
population per online shop
712 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Slovakia

Slovakia has historical ties with the Czech Republic, ties which persist to this day in cultural and linguistic terms. The Slovak economy is very successful and is one of the fastest growing in the Central European region.

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5,46 mil.
population
euro
currency
20%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
62%
number of online shoppers
ca 12 600
number of online shops
91%
percentage of internet users among the population
430
population per online shop
1,3 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Czechia

The Czech Republic is a real ecommerce paradise. The number of active online shops is unrivalled in Central Europe and is attracting more and more customers. It is not surprising that the turnover of Czech online stores is rising sharply every year. Fortunately, the journey doesn't end there because online shopping still only represents onetenth of the market.

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10,7 mil.
population
koruna
currency
18%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
72%
number of online shoppers
ca 41 835
number of online shops
89%
percentage of internet users among the population
250
population per online shop
7,8 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a small country in terms of area and population. However, from the point of view of European ecommerce, it is one of the most important. Almost the entire population of 17 million people has access to the internet, with Dutch online business ranking third after the United Kingdom and Germany. The Netherlands represents an attractive opportunity to expand for any online store.

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17,5 mil.
population
euro
currency
7%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
87%
number of online shoppers
ca 68 000
number of online shops
95%
percentage of internet users among the population
260
population per online shop
26,6 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Bulgaria

Bulgarians have one of the fastest internet connections in the world, which means the number of shoppers in online stores is increasing significantly every year. Despite this, Bulgarian ecommerce is still relatively underdeveloped. Expand into Bulgaria and get your slice of the cake that is the dynamically growing Bulgarian online market!

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6,9 mil.
population
lev
currency
8,8%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
31%
number of online shoppers
ca 5 000
number of online shops
74%
percentage of internet users among the population
1 390
population per online shop
653 mil. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Slovenia

Slovenia’s economy is more developed compared to other European postsocialist countries. For online shops, Slovenia is an interesting location for further expansion. The main reason is the low number of active online stores operating on the Slovenian market. Expanding your online store into Slovenia is therefore an opportunity not to be missed.

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2,1 mil.
population
euro
currency
17%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
63%
number of online shoppers
ca 3 000
number of online shops
88%
percentage of internet users among the population
700
population per online shop
468 mil. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Switzerland

Switzerland is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association but is neither a member of the European Union nor the European Economic Area. The country is economically strong. In terms of GDP, it is the ninth richest country in the world. A specific feature of Switzerland is the country´s division into cantons and not only one, but several official languages ‑ German, French and Italian.

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8,7 mil.
population
Swiss Franc
currency
25,8%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
83%
number of online shoppers
ca 15 000
number of online shops
87%
percentage of internet users among the population
580
population per online shop
12,2 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to France

France has built a name for itself, one which resonates in Europe and around the world. Its location within Europe is almost ideal, as it borders large countries such as GermanySpain and Italy. It is the seventh largest e‑commerce market in the world. For online stores, France is another ideal destination for foreign expansion.

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67,4 mil.
population
euro
currency
15%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
79%
number of online shoppers
ca 210 000
number of online shops
93%
percentage of internet users among the population
320
population per online shop
130 bn. €
e‑commerce volume
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Online store expansion to Spain

Despite the large number of online shops, further growth is expected in the coming years as the offline shopping infrastructure in Spain becomes more and more obsolete. For Czech online shops, Spain represents an exciting opportunity for expansion abroad.

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47,4 mil.
population
euro
currency
17%
year‑on‑year growth of e‑commerce
70%
number of online shoppers
ca 89 000
number of online shops
94%
percentage of internet users among the population
530
population per online shop
24,75 bn. €
e‑commerce volume