The second wave and the restrictions that follow it have affected providers of all services, just as they were during the first spring wave. According to omisli.si, a marketplace that brings together online those who seek and provide services, these service providers are expected to be affected even more that in spring.
A drop in interest in business services was by 5% smaller in October than March, while providers of personal services record the same drop like in the spring.
The drop-in services like weddings fell by 8% in October, which is much greater than compared to what happened in March in the same sector, meanwhile the figure for construction and renovation services fell only by 6%. Furthermore, the most affected segments of wedding services in the second wave is the hiring of wedding venues (-76%), catering (-63%), wine (-50%), and photos (41%).
Business service providers witnessed a drop of 88% in text writing in October, video production suffered 66% and tax counselling of 49%.
Meanwhile, a rise in demand was recorded by providers of children’s activities (+60%) and divorce legal counselling (+67%). Demand for child daycare and pet daycare doubled in the same time.
Car repair and car paint shops meanwhile witnessed a great interest in October, given that they were one of the exceptions to lockdown.
The greatest fall was recorded in coach hire (-88%), caravan hire (-82%) and venue hire (-74%) as well as dentist and personal trainers.
All in all, the first and second waves have had approximately the same impact on business services.