Russia is the largest country in Europe by number of Internet users. In total 84 million people a month use the internet. At the same time, the level of Internet penetration in Russia is still at a level significantly lower than in developed countries - 70.4%.
In 2016, Chinese online retailer Aliexpress (owned by Alibaba) became the most popular online store in Russia, with over 22 million unique visitors a month, contributing to the growth of cross-border sales. Russia’s second most popular e-commerce retailer, Ozon.ru, is far behind with 9 million visitors a month. Third place goes to Eldorado.ru, an online retailer of consumer electronics, with an audience of 7.5 million unique visitors a month.
The largest regions, the share of e-commerce are Moscow, Moscow region and St. Petersburg.
Russia Post is the leading delivery service, accounting for 62% of volume in 2016.