RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Revenues from e-commerce, the buying and selling of products over the internet, grew 41% in 2020, with more than 194 million orders placed by Brazilian consumers in the year. This was the highest percentage increase since 2007.
According to data from the Webshoppers study (Ebit/Nielsen & Bexs Banco), sales totaled about R$87.4 billion in the period, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The growth of e-commerce was forced by the pandemic in part, because of social isolation and the restriction on opening face-to-face commerce," Marcelo Osanai, director of e . . .