Official language: Dutch, French, German
National Association (NA): BeCommerce
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Overview of Belgian e-commerce statistics
Online shoppers: 6.9 mn
Average spending per online shopper: €1.234
E-commerce turnover in 2015: €8.2bn
Standard VAT-rate: 21%
Belgian online population
Belgium’s population exists of 11.2 million people, of which 86% uses the internet (15 year and older). 6.9 million of these internet users shop online.
The Belgian E-commerce sales reached €8.2bn in 2015 and the total share of e-commerce in retail is 4.5%. The VAT-rate in Belgium is 21%.
- Webshops: 275+
- Website: www.becommerce.be/
- Social Media:
BeCommerce is the Belgian association for companies active in distance selling, both online (via all forms of e-commerce) and offline (via catalog, direct mail, phone, SMS, TV, etc.). Through awareness raising, information, promotion, certification of e-commerce sites through a quality label and its own code of conduct, BeCommerce encourages the further growth of the eCommerce sector and the strengthening of consumer confidence in distance selling.
Become a member!
Becoming a member of BeCommerce has several advantages:
- Free access to the European and Global B2C Ecommerce Light reports
- Participation in all activities, events and conferences
- Research and knowlegde exchange
- Work groups and committees