Describes how widely e-Commerce is used, the primary sectors that sell through e-commerce, and how much product/service in each sector is sold through e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retail. Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and , reputable, prominent B2B websites.
Last Published: 7/8/2016

eCommerce in Norway and in the Nordics is undergoing fast development, and easing access to consumers in channels that previously were considered untraditional.  End users in Norway are technology-savvy and qualified spenders, and at the very top end of eCommerce usage in Europe.

Manufacturers, vendors and retailers considering selling though the internet may get in contact with customers more easily, but still need to consider the challenges relating to fulfillment, shipping, tax, VAT, and technical regulations.
Two trends are developing: Omni-channel (integration of physical and digital sales) and mobile shopping.  Especially mobile shopping is important in Norway, and retailers need to be able to address a phone/tablet platform if localizing a web shop. 

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