The Hungarian e-commerce association SzEK.org has joined Ecommerce Europe. “I’m delighted that the Board of Directors of SzEK.org has decided to join Ecommerce Europe. Our board members believe that there is a huge co-operation potential for both organizations and we can already see a lot of fields in which we can work together,” says Dr. Zoltán Ormós, chairman of SzEK.org. “Ecommerce Europe is also delighted to welcome SzEK.org among its members. Eastern Europe is an important emerging e-commerce market and with this membership we will be able to put forward the interests of the e-commerce sector even better”, says the President of Ecommerce Europe’s Board of Directors François Momboisse.
“E-commerce is not the future, it is the present”
“Over the years, SzEK.org has kept as a strategic priority the development of international partnerships with similar organizations that also contribute to the creation of seamless cross-border e-commerce in their countries or regions,” says Zoltán Ormós. “E-commerce already is a huge sector within commerce and is a cross-border issue by nature. Regions, countries, organizations and companies should therefore work together in order to shape this market and allow cross-border markets to become a reality. We are delighted to become a member of Ecommerce Europe and we look forward to developing joint projects. E-commerce is not the future; it is the present.”
Hungary is just one corner behind
Hungary is an emerging B2C e-commerce market of goods and services. It is estimated that the Hungarian B2C e-commerce turnover grew by 24.0% and reached €930mn in 2014. As a result, Hungary was the fastest-growing e-commerce market within the region of Central Europe. In addition, given the fact that e-commerce represented a share of only 0.90% in the Hungarian Gross Domestic Product last year (in comparison, the Central European eGDP was 2.34%), it is safe to say that e-commerce sales will continue to increase considerably in the near future. A new in-depth report from Ecommerce Europe on e-commerce in Hungary, including detailed information and infographics covering the 2014 figures, will be available later this year.
Spreading modern, economical and reliable forms of e-commerce
SzEK.org was founded in 2005, with the objective to facilitate the spread of modern, economical and reliable forms of e-commerce. The national association aims to fulfil this goal by exchanging knowledge, promoting dissemination and clarification, and organizing meetings, seminars, conferences and other activities relating to the field of e-commerce.
The activities of the association range from exchanging professional ideas and informing the public, to providing opinions on legislation in process as well as drafting and adopting codes of ethics. SzEk.org currently has 241 members.