E-commerce usage in SMEs in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by industry sector

This statistic displays the share of small and medium businesses (SME) that employed e-commerce solutions in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by industry sectors. In 2014, it was found that 18 percent of responding small and medium businesses providing business services reported that they had used online commerce solutions through their own websites.

Share of small and medium enterprises that employed e-commerce solutions in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by industry sector

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Release date

September 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Sempteber 2015

Number of respondents

803 (All SMEs), 167 (Primary/Construction), 212 (Retail/Transport/Food), 275 (Business services), 149 (Other services)

Special properties

all SMEs

Supplementary notes

According to the source:
a) SMEs with websites that can take payments directly.
b) SMEs with websites that allow customers to makes bookings and orders, without payment being taken at the time.
c) SMEs that can sell through third party website.

Department of Business, Innovation and Skills in the United Kingdom defines a company as being an SME if it meets two out of three criteria: gross assets of less than 12.5 million British pounds, less than 250 employees, a turnover of less than 25 million British pounds. Source

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