An astonishing €1 billion worth of goods was sold online through DoneDeal in 2011. This represents an increase of over €300 million from the previous year.
In a county by county breakdown of the value of deals done for 2011, Dublin, Cork and Galway are the top three counties with the highest value of goods traded. Dublin saw an increase of almost €100 million in the value of goods sold to just over €200 million, Cork totalled €100 million while Galway came in at €67 million.
John Warburton, chief operating officer of DoneDeal says, “To see that over €1 billion worth of goods were purchased in the middle of the recession is a sure sign that people are moving more and more online to hunt down the best value.”
DoneDeal’s fastest growing markets by county compared to last year are Dublin (86% increase), Sligo (58% increase) and Kildare (56% increase). Overall the average increase in the value of goods sold in Ireland in 2011 was 42%.