DUBLIN (13 July 2023) – More than eight in 10 people (85%) in Ireland mainly still shop in-store for groceries, while only 8% do their grocery shop online, according to new data commissioned by Elavon Merchant Services, a leading global payments provider.
The data also reveals about the same percentage of people (83%) also mainly buy their household products in-store, while almost seven in 10 get their furniture and home decorations (69%), and more than half the population beauty products (52%) mainly in-store.
Conversely, more than a third of those in Ireland (37%) mainly shop online for toys and games, while about the same number (36%) shop for those products mainly in-store, and just over a quarter (27%) wherever is convenient.
“Elavon’s data reveals people in Ireland still prefer to shop for a lot of products mainly in store,” says Hemlata Narasimhan, Elavon Merchant Services President in Europe.
“It’s essential for merchants to understand how their customers want to shop and pay, and to meet those needs. That’s where Elavon can help – with online, in-store, or both.”
1082 people in Ireland were asked in an online survey “Which of the following best describes the way you regularly shop for the following items for different items over the last 12 months.” Research commissioned by Elavon, undertaken by Yonder Consulting between 8-14 March 2023.
Elavon is a leading global payments company with more than 4,300 employees and operations in 10 countries. A subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Elavon provides businesses with the technology needed to accept payments from customers, whether they are shopping in stores, at home or on the go.
Its platform is distinctive in that it is common across countries, making it easier for businesses to get their payment system up and running quickly and securely.
Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.