Zoom and PostNL delivered great figures last week.

They mainly owed it to the lockdown.

Will they be able to continue that trend when the world opens up again?

"We will no longer see those record sales, but the growth will continue for a while", experts tell NU.nl.

PostNL itself already indicated in its annual report that the parcel madness will decline in the second half of this year, when society will hopefully open its doors again, and that growth will therefore slow down somewhat.

Retail expert Paul Moers also confirms this.

"E-commerce is indispensable, but this explosive growth will not last," he says.

This also affects players such as bol.com and Zalando.

"When the shops reopen, we will go back into town en masse for a pleasant afternoon and there will be much less online ordering. There is even a chance that online sales will shrink this year", predicts Moers.

He sees the same movement in supermarkets.

In the past year, people bought much more expensive food in the supermarket to compensate for the closed catering industry, but as soon as we can go to the restaurant again, we will stop, says Moers.

"The online turnover of supermarkets will certainly fall and the physical turnover will not continue to do so well. Delivery services such as Deliveroo and Thuisbezorgd will also suffer."

Chip manufacturers are entering golden times

On the other hand, he does expect car sales to pick up strongly.

"As soon as the Dutch can go to the showroom again, we will queue up for a new car."

Things will not go that fast, according to ING technical expert Eric De Graaf.

According to him, people will have less need for a car because of the shift to home work and the fact that their old car has hardly been driven in the past year.

Although he does see the production of electric cars increasing in the near future.

"And that's good for chip manufacturers like ASML, who were able to deliver less in the past year because of shortages. People will also buy more new smartphones, which also require more chips."

More remote meetings will be held

Because more people have discovered the benefits of working from home, the demand for communication services such as Zoom will not immediately decrease, thinks HR specialist Mark van Assema.

"The peak will of course decrease, but the performance will remain strong."

According to him, the division between working at home or at the office will be 50/50 from the second half of 2021. "And so more meetings will have to be done via video."

Although people will probably cancel their Zoom subscription for private use if they can see their friends for real again.

"Anyone who does not yet have a Netflix subscription will probably never buy one"

Netflix streaming service, on the other hand, will have to back down.

"Anyone who has not yet bought a Netflix subscription in the coming year will probably never buy it," says De Graaf.

"Growth will therefore slow down and Netflix will probably increase its prices. Although it is not entirely clear how fast that will go and from when. It may offer opportunities for competitors such as Disney +."

De Graaf notes that the basis for comparison will also become more difficult from the second quarter of this year.

"The record sales started in the second quarter of last year, so the percentage increase will be much less year-on-year."

But he does not expect an immediate contraction in the general market, "although that will of course be the case with some companies."

We are probably going to watch less porn

Our porn use also soared during the lockdown.

At its peak, according to Pornhub, about 35 percent more Dutch people than usual surfed to the site.

"Those percentages will decrease somewhat later," thinks sexologist Eveline Stallaart of ESH Psychologists.

Although she does warn that more people will have created a porn addiction in 2020.

In her own practice, 30 percent of clients are said to have porn addiction-related complaints.

Not everyone incurred them during the lockdown, but the number has risen sharply, says Stallaart.

"It is of all ages and all population groups, but at the moment I see a strong growth among twelve to thirteen-year-olds. They currently have no chance to discover their sexuality with their peers. age lead to erection problems or emotional baggage. "

Payment companies are winning in the post-corona economy

Those who will emerge from the crisis are payment companies such as Visa, MasterCard and Adyen.

"Visa and MasterCard will benefit from the fact that more people will go abroad again. More flights and hotels will therefore be booked again, but in other countries people also pay more often with their credit card," says De Graaf.

"Payment processor Adyen has already had a good journey thanks to the e-commerce boom, but when the stores reopen, the company will also get a piece of it."