General information

Country: Ireland

Official language: English, Irish

National Association (NA): Retail Excellence Ireland

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Overview of Irish e-commerce statistics

Online shoppers: 1.9 mn

Average spending per online shopper: €3,143

E-commerce growth in 2014:15.2%

Standard VAT-rate: 23%

Irish online population

Ireland’s population exists of 4.6 million people, of which 82% uses the internet (15 year and older). 1.9 million of these internet users shop online. These online shoppers or e-shoppers on average spend €3,143 per year.

Irish e-commerce

The Irish E-commerce sales grew significantly in 2015 and reached €5.9bn.  The VAT-rate in Ireland is 23%

National Association

Retail Excellence Ireland

Established in 1995, Retail Excellence Ireland is owned by the members, for the members. Retail Excellence Ireland is a not for profits organisation which invests in innovative and exciting learning, market intelligence, commercial services, Government representation and member networking initiatives. Retail Excellence Ireland involves over 1,000 leading retail companies who operate over 11,000 stores in the Irish market. The members are the most progressive and innovative retail operators. Retail Excellence Ireland makes every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member requirements. REI is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland.

Become a member!

Becoming a member of Retail Excellence Ireland has several advantages:

  1. Free access to the European and Global B2C Ecommerce Light reports
  2. Participation in all activities, events and conferences
  3. Learning & Research
  4. Representation
  5. HR Advisory Services
  6. Retail Excellence Ireland Awards
  7. Retail Groups