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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

Percentage of Respondents Having  Attempted This Resolutions

  • 71% – Diet or eat healthier
  • 65% – Exercise more
  • 54% – Lose weight
  • 32% – Save more and spend less
  • 26% – Learn a new skill or hobby
  • 21% – Quit smoking
  • 17% – Read more
  • 16% – Find another job
  • 15% – Drink less alcohol
  • 13% – Spend more time with family and friends

Top 10 New Year's resolutions

Norwegian E-commerce

Norwegian E-commerce

What you need to know to sell online in Norway

  • Population: 5,000,000 in 2011 – This is some of the most experienced online shoppers in the world and they know exactly how things work. Treat them well and you will have happy and returning customers.

How Norwegians investigate before they purchase:

  • Using a search engine (usually Google): 64%
  • Using price comparison sites: 58%
  • Reading reviews by other buyers: 49%
  • Looking at products in a mail order catalogue: 21%
  • Trying out or looking at products in retail store: 21%
  • Using social media for research: 21%

How Norwegians prefer to pay online:

  • Invoice: 18%
  • Online banking: 10%
  • Debt or credit card: 59%
  • PayPal: 12%

Purchases during 12 months:

  • Men: 1.275 EUR
  • Woman: 665 EUR

What Norwegians buy online:

  • Electronics (including computers and gadgets): 52%
  • Books and audiobooks: 40%
  • Clothes/shoes: 40%
  • Movies: 29%
  • Music CDs: 21%

Most common reason for people in The Nordic countries, to look for products outside their own country:

  • Bigger range on foreign site: 10%
  • Cheaper than local sites: 41%
  • The product is not available on local sites: 50%
  • Fun fact: China beats Denmark and Sweden. Norwegians choose Chine above Denmark when they buy online abroad.

What you have to do to be successful:

  • Communicate clearly about prices, VAT and other costs.
  • Respect. You deal with experienced international oriented online shoppers

What will hurt your conversion rate:

  • If you think the Norwegians will take care of the custom handling, when your products cross the EU border
  • If you don’t deliver on your promises, One out of 5 will check you on social media

Other interesting facts:

  • Total value of the online market in 2011: 2,9 billion EUR
  • 410.00 Twitter Accounts (highest penetration in the nordic countries)
  • 57% uses facebook
  • Norway is outside EU, it complicates things. This is one of the least competitive e-commerce markets, but still with experienced online shoppers with strong economy.

Norwegian E-commerce - What you need to know to sell online in Norway

Norway – From top to bottom

Norway – From top to bottom

High mountain peaks and plateaus
44% of Norway is mountains, the tallest one being Galdhøpiggen at 2,469 meters

Midnight sun and bright summer night
During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives

Festivals in the mountains
Norwegians love their festivals and their mountains, so it’s no wonder they found a way to combine them

Seasons, weather and climate
Due to the Gulf Stream and warm air currents, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates.

Watch the eagles soar
The white-tailed sea eagle is Europe’s biggest bird of prey, and the largest European population of these majestic birds can be found in coastal Norway

Glaciers
Huge glaciers consist of ice thousands of years old, and with an experienced guide you can traverse them in safety

Norway - From top to bottom

Where is Nigeria’s Growth Going?

Where is Nigeria’s Growth Going?

Since 2011, the Nigerian economy has rapidly grown… but to many people have been left out

  • 23,9% of the population is unemployed
  • But 38% of youths aged 18-35 are unemployed 821 million people)
  • And 55% of those are woman (12 million people)

Where is Nigeria's Growth Going?

What are we eating?

What are we eating?

What the average American consumes in a year

  • Fat and oils: 85.5 lbs
  • Red meat: 110 lbs
  • Poultry: 73.6 lbs
  • Fish and Shellfish: 16.1 lbs
  • Eggs: 32.7 lbs
  • Cheese: 31.4 lbs
  • Dairy Products (non-cheese): 600.5 lbs
  • Fruits: 273.2 lbs
  • Coffee, Cocoa and Nuts: 24 lbs.
  • Vegetables: 415.4 lbs
  • Caloric Sweetness: 141.6 lbs
  • Corn: 56 lbs
  • Corn Syrup: 42 lbs
  • Wheet flour: 131.1 lbs
  • Beverage Milks: 181 lbs
  • Flour and Cereal products: 192.3 lbs

That includes (every year):

  • French fries: 29 lbs
  • Pizza: 23 lbs
  • Ice cream: 24 lbs
  • Soda: 53 gallons (about a gallon a week)
  • Artificial Sweeteners: 24 lbs
  • Sodium: 2.736 lbs (47% more than recommended)
  • Caffeine: 0.2 lbs (90.700 mg)
  • And 2,700 calories a day!

What are we eating? What the Average American Consumes in a Year

Sleep it off

Sleep it off

Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night can help adults avoid these six conditions:

  • Psychological Disorders (> 7 hours)
  • Diabetes (> 5 hours)
  • Heart Health (> 6 hours)
  • Breathing Problems (> 5 hours)
  • Sexual Dysfunction (> 5 hours)
  • Breast Cancer (> 6 hours)

How much sleep should you get each night?

  • Adults: 7 to 9 hours
  • Teens: 8.5 to 9.25 hours
  • Children: 10 to 11 hours

Sleep Importance