How the rise of online retail has changed the way we shop
A survey of 3,000 online shoppers found that, even as women are getting increasingly active in the world of online shopping, they are still far more likely to shop online than men.
Online shoppers tend to spend less than men in most of the countries surveyed, with the exception of the United States, where men were more likely than women to shop on their mobile phones.
Online shopping has also become more socially acceptable, with women becoming more likely in recent years to buy clothes online than ever before.
But even as online shopping has become more accepted, the online fashion industry has been slow to catch up.
A survey by consumer group the Fashion Retailers Association (FRA) found that the online market for women’s clothing in 2016 was about the same as that for men.
In 2016, women’s apparel sales in the US reached $2.8 billion, down from $3.1 billion in 2016.
In contrast, men’s clothing sales had increased by a staggering $18.4 billion, according to the same report.
Online retail sales have risen by 7% per year, from $1.1 trillion in 2016 to $1 trillion.
The FRA says that women are now spending more time online shopping than men, with one in five women online shopping in the last year.
Online retailers have also begun to target their shoppers with a focus on the fashion industry.
In the US, retailers such as H&M and Victoria’s Secret have taken on the role of fashion ambassadors, hosting fashion events in their stores, giving away free swag, and showing off fashion-related content such as fashion tips and images on their sites.
The FRA report also found that women shoppers were more interested in buying clothes in online stores, with 46% of women who shopped online saying they were most likely to do so.
The survey also found the trend was not restricted to the US.
In Spain, women were also more likely, by a margin of 42%, to buy clothing online than in person.
In the UK, women are also more interested online, with 43% saying they would shop online, compared with just 24% of men.
The proportion of women saying they are more likely online shoppers has been falling since 2016.
Online women are more active than online men in other marketsThe FFA survey also noted that online shopping had also changed the shopping experience for women.
Women were more active online in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the US than they were in the UK.
In all of these countries, online shoppers were less likely to spend money in stores than they are at home.
In Spain, for example, women online spent 1.5% less per month on clothing than they did in stores.
Women online spent about $2,000 more per month than they spent at home on clothing.
The study also found women online were more willing to pay a premium for the best-quality clothing.
In France, online spending by women was up to 10% more than it was for men in 2016, according the FRA survey.
In Italy, it was up 30%.
In the US and Spain, the premium was up about 30% and 27%, respectively.
In Italy, the trend has been especially pronounced in the past year.
In 2016, online women spent $8.7 billion on clothing, compared to $7.5 billion for men, according a report by market research firm Euromonitor International.
Online men were less willing to spend more than online women online, however, according with the FARA.
In 2017, online men spent $9.5 per month, compared, for instance, to $13.3 per month spent by online women.
Online spending by men in France was down 9% to $11.5, while online spending in Spain was down 23% to €11.9 billion.
Online buying patterns also differ between countries