THE INFLUENCE OF CONSUMERS’ FEATURES ON THE POPULARITY OF INDUSTRIES IN THE E-COMMERCE SECTOR
The main objective of the study is to identify the forms of shopping among the Polish Internet users. The results of a survey conducted on the sample of over 13,000 respondents were analysed. Despite the dynamic development of the m-commerce sector, almost 90% of those polled use a traditional personal computer for online shopping. While analysing the results in terms of gender and the category of assortment, it was concluded that there are significant statistical differences. Men are more likely to buy in online shops, particularly large disparity was noticed in the pharmaceutical industry and the electronics and household appliances industry. While analysing the impact of the category of assortment on purchasing channel, differences exist in the area of tools, sport and pharmaceuticals where the products are more often purchased in conventional stores than in their online counterparts.