The global market for e-commerce packaging in 2022 was estimated to be worth $63.60 billion, having increased by an annual average of 20.0% since 2017. However, a 12.5% global value growth in 2022 was significantly slower than the rates experienced globally during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and the surge in online shopping. Further growth is envisaged for the global e-commerce packaging market as e-commerce activity continues to grow, but at a slower rate, with value sales projected to increase at around 9.8% CAGR to 2027.
What does the report cover?
This report focuses on the B2C element of the e-commerce market, this is by far the largest portion of the global e-commerce market and is typically the area that drives the most packaging development. Global e-commerce is a very fragmented market despite the presence of several high profile players. There are four main packaging type categories used within the e-commerce market; flexible mailers, corrugated boxes, protective mailers and protective packaging. Since the beginning of the pandemic this market has seen unprecedented growth which has resulted in demand for transit packaging growing exponentially.
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The most influential factors affecting the market are analysed and the future outlook and opportunities discussed. The report covers the most commonly used packaging formats and materials used in the e-commerce market with additional reference to innovations and alternative materials that are starting to be scaled on a commercial level. The main global e-commerce packaging trends are also
discussed, with data and commentary from all of the world’s regions. End-use segment analysis includes all elements of the e-commerce market.
What will you discover?
An in-depth analysis of how the e-commerce market differs globally; in Europe and North America e-commerce consumers will happily browse for purchases on smartphones but many still prefer to make the final transaction on their laptop or PC. While in Asia Pacific, Africa & Middle East and South & Central America internet penetration is reaching high levels and a large percentage of consumers own smartphones, so the increase in m-commerce is likely to be far less dramatic than that seen over the last five years.
The Smithers methodology
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets. This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
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About the author
- Raw Material Suppliers
- Equipment and Machinery Suppliers
- Packaging Converters
- E-Commerce Brand Owners amd Retailers
- Industry Consultants Analysts
Tom Hallam has professional experience that dates back 23 years, initially working in the consumer products sector with Reckitt and for the last 15 years in forest products. Originally he was focused on market and consumer insight but he has been firmly focused on sustainability and innovation ever since. He has worked for four multi-national companies and has since been focused on delivering freelance projects via Brand Ethics consulting.