Four weeks of anti-government protests that have hit French brick-and-mortar retailers are also taking their toll on online peers during the crucial Christmas shopping season, said France's e-commerce federation, Fevad.
Online retail sales in France rose 13% to 22.3 billion euros ($26.10 billion) in the first quarter, said the French E-Commerce Federation, highlighting growth in a sector that has seen Amazon and others make in-roads.
French shoppers plan on average to spend more on online sales this Christmas compared to a year ago, the country’s Commerce Federation (Fevad) said, marking the latest sign of a gradual improvement in the economy.
Online retail sales in France could rise by 11 percent this year to 80 billion euros ($85.85 billion) as people turn to the Internet to shop more often, the French E-Commerce Federation (Fevad) said on Thursday.
French retailers have been dismayed by the first week of the summer sales season, with revenues seen down 5 percent on the year in a period that is crucial for a sector battling growing economic gloom.