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12. France > Profile of France Online

Profile of France Online

In France, 95 percent of French Internet users go online daily. Le Journal Du Net reported in October 2010 that 72 percent of French Internet users had shopped online. It is important to note that 60 percent used price comparison websites when looking for services and products, mainly multimedia products and appliances. In 2010, 42 percent of French respondents to a Eurostats survey answered affirmatively to the question, “Have you bought something online in the last three months?”

French ecommerce is projected to grow 31 percent according to Kelkoo, the popular shopping comparison site. For payment, the French prefer bank cards (including Carte Bleue, private cards or store cards. and France had 8 million PayPal accounts in 2011, the third-largest number in Europe after the United Kingdom (21 million) and Germany (10 million).


  

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