New Study: The economic opportunity from accessing online selling in the EU’s peripheral areas

New Study: The economic opportunity from accessing online selling in the EU’s peripheral areas

October 5, 2020

Firms in the EU’s peripheral regions face several challenges compared to firms in urban regions. Smaller addressable market size and customer base, weaker infrastructure, and lower innovation rates are a few examples of such challenges, which all translate into an overarching challenge of socio-economic cohesion in the EU.

In the spring of 2020, the EU Commission’s DG GROW opened a process of evaluating the EU Postal Services Directive, an important regulatory framework for national postal operators in the EU.

Against this background, this study analyses three relevant research questions for e-commerce and postal sector business and policy decision-makers:

  • What is the value of B2C e-commerce from peripheral regions in the EU?
  • How much of this value is supported by the EU postal networks?
  • How much of it is exported to other countries, thereby supporting further social cohesion and growth in peripheral areas?

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For further information, please contact Bruno Basalisco or Anna Möller Boivie