2015-04-24 07:45

Every seventh female internet user shops at e-pharmacies

Polish e-pharmacies are visited by one in ten internet users. More than half of them are women, according to the most recent study conducted by Gemius. Read on to learn more about its findings.

E-pharmacies are a money saver, according to a report published at the end of 2014 by, an online store evaluation website. A clear difference in price can be observed mainly in terms of non-reimbursed medicines, dietary supplements and dermo-cosmetics. Gemius decided to find out who visits the online pharmacies most often among Polish internet users. The analysis covers data from January 2015.

More women than men shop at online pharmacies

E-pharmacies are more popular among women than men. In January 2015, they were visited by 1.48 million Polish female internet users (13.5 per cent of all female internet users). Their number was more than 50 per cent higher than that of male internet users (nearly 922 thousand; 8.6 per cent).

One third of online pharmacy visitors are aged 45+

The analysed websites are most visited by internet users above 45 years of age. In January 2015, their number amounted to 760 thousand, accounting for one third of all visitors to online pharmacies. In comparison, they constitute a quarter of all users surfing the Polish internet network.

Visitors from cities of over 500 thousand residents form another important group

In the analysed period, the websites of online pharmacies were visited most by internet users from cities with over 500 thousand residents. They accounted for 15 per cent of the total number of internet users visiting e-pharmacies and represented 12 per cent of the users of the Polish internet network.

About the research

The data comes from gemiusAudience, an international research project conducted by Gemius in around 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. It aims to determine the number and demographic profile of internet users and to learn about the ways in which they use the net: websites, audio and video material, and applications. The research is carried out in compliance with the international code of conduct ICC/ESOMAR.

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