This is one of the unexpected collateral damages of the coronavirus. Despite the widespread containment and closure of almost all non-food stores, not all e-merchants are benefiting from the Covid-19 epidemic. Quite the contrary. A study by the sector federation, Fevad, highlights that most are suffering from the crisis. And this, sometimes almost as much as physical distributors.
Three out of four e-merchants thus deplore a drop in their sales since March 15, the date of the closure of most physical non-food stores. For half of them, sales fall by more than 50%. Their financial situation has deteriorated to the point where two-thirds of online merchants are now on short-time working.
“This period is negative for almost all actors, deplores Marc Lolivier, delegate general of Fevad. Food specialists are the only ones not negatively impacted” In total, only 18% of actors