The facts and figures in this online shopping cross-border ecommerce infographic reflect the Israeli ecommerce market.
Israel is a technologically advanced country with a focus on innovation, yet has a relatively small ecommerce market. Ecommerce penetration sits at under 40% and online shopping sales reached USD 2 billion in 2014, but growing at a fast rate of around 25%.
Israel does have an above average mobile penetration rate, however, with a penetration rate of 123%, around half of which as smart phones. The preferred mobile operating system is Apple’s iOS with 50% of the market share.
The Israeli ecommerce market is driven by consumer electronics, and merchants are growing more accustomed to cross-border ecommerce. Israel is among the top five fastest growing cross-border ecommerce export markets in 2014.
The online payment landscape in Israel is made up of mostly credit cards with over 80% of payments.
This infographic also takes language into consideration as a cross-border ecommerce driver for all stakeholders. Israel has two official languages; Hebrew and Arabic. For Jewish Israelis, who make up 83% of the country's population, the normal spoken language is Hebrew.
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