Online trade is thriving in times of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus dominated since the beginning of the year, headlines around the world. Many industries are suffering in consequence. The epidemic, however, has

Online trade is thriving in times of Coronavirus

The Coronavirus dominated since the beginning of the year, headlines around the world. Many industries are suffering in consequence. The epidemic, however, has boosted the business of many Online retailers and in Switzerland.

The health sector benefited more than any other of them. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the Online have experienced-Apotheke Zur Rose "a solid increase in demand for medicines and health products," a spokeswoman said to AWP. Orders of prescription drugs had increased "significantly". The Rose, in particular, noted that people with chronic diseases and those who are in long-term treatment, have ensured a sufficient supply of your medications.

the demand for over-the-counter products, such as masks, disinfectants and food supplements to increase since February strong. "Overall, we find that the patients prefer, since the spread of the Virus in the Online sale, to order your medicines and health products without having to leave your apartment," said the spokeswoman.

Digitec Galaxus not benefited

pharmacies are the only ones who benefit from the Coronavirus epidemic. Also platforms such as Digitec Galaxus have felt a positive impact. "Sales have exceeded our expectations in January and especially in February," said Alex Hämmerli, speakers of the two majority owned by the Migros existing platforms.

"Yes, It is possible that the Coronavirus epidemic has something to do with it," said Hämmerli. Also in the case of Digitec Galaxus protection masks, disinfectants, and thermometers were in demand currently very.

customers shopping in times of epidemics rather be online instead of in the supermarkets, not the Migros, however. "We find no Substitution for the benefit of E-Commerce. The sale of a certain range of consumer goods of daily demand, rises in both channels," said a spokesman for the cooperative.

Coronavirus-panic accelerated the digitization Work, shopping, Pay – in many areas of life, physical contacts are avoided.

(aru/sda)

Created: 10.03.2020, 10:47 PM

Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 17:02

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