Data is the basis of good decision making, and today’s turbulent time demands it more than ever. Therefore, we have decided to help through what we do best and prepared this study. Every day we bring the current data about the events in CEE eCommerce so that e-shops, carriers and other key players in eCommerce have the right information for their decision making.
Jan Lastuvka is one of the founders of the Czech start-up MonkeyData, which developed a software for e-commerce analytics. In the times of quarantine, it became obvious that the only chance for many shops to survive is to have an e-shop, and MonkeyData thus created the largest study in the Czech Republic on the influence of COVID19 on e-commerce to allow businesses to make decisions based on data.
E-commerce as a whole appears to be very stable, showing long-term sales growth despite events regarding Covid-19. There are significant shifts in purchases across industries in Q1 2020.
Turnover year-over-year comparison shows the same trend in recent years, we can observe a jump only in March 2020, which directly correlate with issued government measures.
The biggest sales growth by industry in Q1 2020 vs Q1 2019 was in these segments: Health (+203.56 %), Building Materials (+109.47 %), Children’s Goods (+97.71 %) and Chemist’s (+124.19 %).
A significant year-over-year decline in sales growth by industry in the period Q1 2020 vs Q1 2019 compared to Q1 2019 vs Q1 2018 was recorded in these segments: Garden, Clothing and Fashion and Office, Workshop, Warehouse. In the latter segment (Office, Workshop, Warehouse) we are even talking about a slump in sales in Q1 2020 vs Q1 2019.
China has reported 6 new cases.
Russia has reported 11,012 new cases, bringing the total to 209,668. Russia has reported 88 deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,195.
In the United States, at least 25,600 residents and workers have died at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for the elderly. The coronavirus has affected 143,000 people at about 7,500 facilities.
The United Kingdom has reported 269 deaths, bringing the national death toll to 31,855.
The United States has reported a total of 70,115 deaths, 1,192,119 cases, and 187,000 recoveries. The hardest hit states are New York (27,073 deaths and over 321,000 cases) and New Jersey (8,244 deaths and over 130,600 cases)
The United Kingdom has reported over 30,000 deaths including 29,648 deaths in England and Wales.
Russia has reported 10,581 new cases.
The Government extended the state of emergency until 11 April in the Czech Republic.
Sports in outdoor venues, parks and nature allowed in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Government has extended the state of emergency until April 30th in the Czech Republic.
Loans and Mortgages repayment postponement approved in the Czech Republic.
Czech retail self-service grocery stores must provide disposable gloves for customers for free.
Accommodation services in the Czech republic forbidden with an exception for dormitories, spa, and school facilities.
All persons in the Czech republic are prohibited from staying and moving outside their homes without respiratory protective equipment (respirators, masks, scarves, etc.).
Czech e-shops according to the security instructions remove the possibility of cash on delivery and only allow contactless payments or online payments via payment gateway.
Prohibition of free movement in the Czech Republic
Closure of all establishments including restaurants except hygiene, diesel, food, chemist’s, etc. in the Czech Republic.
Czech government meeting on e-shop collection points (e.g., Zasilkovna) and other security measures.
Emergency in the entire territory of the Czech Republic.
Events with over 100 people cancelled (teaching in schools, visits to social facilities, hospitals, etc.) in the Czech Republic.
Outbreak of infection in 3 people in the Czech Republic.
Global emergency declared by WHO.