Israelis Averaged Two Online Orders Per Second Last Year

In this Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, employees organize outbound packages at an Fulfillment Center on "Cyber Monday" the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season, in Phoenix. Buying things online could soon get pricier for many people after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday, Dec. 12, …
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The Times of Israel reports: Israelis as a nation averaged two online orders per second during 2017, according to data from the Israel Postal Company, as they stepped up their online shopping habits in a bid to beat Israel’s high prices.

They clicked and bought a record-breaking 61 million packages, 15 percent more than in 2016, representing a combined weight of 10,800 tons, the business daily, The Marker reported Sunday.

Clothing and shoes, homeware, accessories, gadgets, vitamins and cosmetics topped the Israeli shopping list. The most popular sites, as in previous years, were China’s Ali Express, Asus, eBay, Next and Amazon, with Ali Express taking half of all Israeli orders.

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