Global E-commerce Logistics Market Outlook, 2027

Global E-commerce Logistics Market Outlook, 2027

Actual Market Research 21-07-2022 189 Pages Figures : 116 Tables : 30 Region : Global Category : Automotive & Transport Transportation

1. Gati Limited

2. Deutsche Post AG

3. FedEx Corporation

4. United Parcel Service, Inc.

5. SF Express Co. Limited


E-commerce logistics refers to the processes of storing and shipping inventory for an online store or marketplace. E-commerce logistics begins with movement of goods from the manufacturer and lasts until it arrives at the end of customer’s destination. It is a congregation of various processes such as warehousing, transportation, inventory management, packaging, labeling, billing, shipping, payment collection, return, and exchange that work in synchronization leading to a supply chain. The e-commerce logistics market is growing in parallel with e-commerce sales in different regions and there are various factors which are likely to drive the market in future are, the infrastructure improvements, improved awareness, tech-enabled logistics platforms, and appealing online shopping offers have all contributed to the growth of both the e-commerce as well as the logistics sectors.

According to the report titled, “Global E-Commerce Logistics Market Research Report, 2027”, published by Actual Market research, the market was valued at around USD 465 Billion in 2021 and it is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of more than 13% from 2022 to 2027.

E-commerce and e-commerce logistics is becoming more and more demanding in terms of both innovative solutions and consumer’s expectations. The logistics needs of this are varied due to the growing diversity of products, due to the value, importance and size. Warehousing, packing of orders, transportation return and exchange are just a few of the procedures that fall under the category of logistics. All of these elements combine to create a time-sensitive assignment that necessitates the enactment of an extensive approach. Warehousing is one of the most important aspects of running an e-commerce logistics business. Warehousing service can be referred to as the operation of storing goods or inventory that are yet to be sold or distributed to potential customers. Storage technology has advanced dramatically over the years. For the most part, these developments make it simpler for e-commerce companies to monitor inventories utilizing warehouse management systems. Transportation in which, when order manifested, it is picked up and sent to its ultimate destination. Based on service type, the market is segmented into warehousing, transportation and other services. The transportation segment is leading the market with a higher market share, followed by the warehousing segment which is valued at more than USD 80 billion in 2021. Product returns are an important aspect of e-commerce, which can be customer initiated or due to a logistics failure. Other services include; return, inventory management, cash on delivery services etc. The other services segment is likely to capture a higher growth rate in forecast periods.

International or cross-border e-commerce refers to the business of selling a product over the internet to buyers who live in foreign countries. There are no limits to where a firm can expand its business, provided there is a market for goods. It is a process that involves the transportation of finished goods through an international supply chain. International e-commerce incorporates cross-border shipping and international distribution to efficiently deliver goods to end users across the globe. Based on operational area, the market is segmented into international and domestic segments. The domestics segment is leading the market with more than 80% of market share.

As customers progressively expect same-day delivery of goods dispatched to their place, a massive surge in e-commerce and e-commerce logistics has disrupted the global supply chain and transformed industrial transportation networks. While much of the attention has focused on the “last mile”- the final and crucial step in delivery from the distribution center or warehouse facility to the end user today, all freightage modes are being contemplated to reduce costs and connect this growing network of provisions. The four most efficient means to transfer e-commerce goods from one place to another by cost are roads, rail, air and sea. Based on transportation mode, the market is segmented into four-transportation mode. The road segment is leading the market with more than 50% of value market share. Intermodal transportation, which is an amalgamation of two or more different shipping modes from one region to another region such as trucks, trains, ships, and aircraft to move freight to a final destination could prove to be the most efficient and thrifty solution in e-commerce logistics. Rather than relying on a single mode of transport, different firms across the globe are using an intermodal combination of road, sea, air and railways to move goods on longer routes requiring fewer transfers. This provides significant cost savings for shippers, buyers, and other stakeholders in the e-commerce logistics supply chain, where distribution is one of the biggest costs.

The detonation of digital technology has led to an escalation in the performance and impact of e-commerce logistics across a wide range of applications. The growing e-commerce and e-commerce logistics market will be driven by international or cross-border transactions, as well as the increasing penetration of the internet, specifically in developing nations, which has contributed to the growth of the market. Online platforms have become more sophisticated, consumers find buying some products online easier than traveling to a local brick-and-mortar retailer. The proliferation of mobile devices has also supported this trend, and in some product listings, e-commerce sales via mobile devices have surpassed PC sales. Based on product type, the market is segmented into electronics, apparel and accessories, home furnishing products, health, personal care and beauty, auto and parts, baby products, books and others segments. The electronics segment is leading the market with a higher market share.

According to the report, based on region, the e-commerce logistics market is segmented into five major regions i.e., North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa. The Asia-pacific region is dominating the market with more than 45% value market share. Based on country, china is the leader in e-commerce sales globally and dominating the e-commerce market with more than 2 trillion e-commerce sales. The growth of e-commerce industry is mainly driven by countries like China, United States, United Kingdom and japan. There are many prominent companies in the e-commerce logistics market which are driving the market. The companies are FedEx corporation, deutsche post ag, sf express co. limited, united parcel service, inc., Aramex international.

Downturns in global economies, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, positively impact the e-commerce and e-commerce logistics industry and various company’s business. Despite persistent cross-country differences, the COVID-19 crisis has enhanced dynamism in the e-commerce logistics landscape across countries and has expanded the scope of e-commerce and e-commerce logistics, including through new firms, consumer segments and products. The pandemic situation has caused an increase in last-mile deliveries that are likely to persist. However, this pandemic situation has elevated the growth of the e-commerce and e-commerce logistics market, and is expected to exhibit twofold increase during the forecast period.

Major Companies present in the market:
FedEx Corporation, Deutsche Post AG, SF Express Co. Limited, United Parcel Service, Inc., Aramex International, XPO Logistics, Inc., Deutsche Bahn AG, Nippon Express Co., Limited, Kerry Logistics Network Limited, Rhenus Group, Clipper Logistics plc, Gati Limited, Kenco Group, Inc., ZTO Express

Considered in this report
• Geography: Global
• Historic year: 2016
• Base year: 2021
• Estimated year: 2022
• Forecast year: 2027

Aspects covered in this report
• Global E-Commerce Logistics market with its value and forecast along with its segments
• Region-wise e-commerce logistics market analysis
• Various drivers and challenges
• On-going trends and developments
• Top profiled companies
• Strategic recommendation

Regions covered in the report
• North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
• Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain , Italy, Russia)
• Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea)
• South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia)
• Middle-East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa)

By service type in the report:
• Warehousing
• Transportation
• Other Service (Return, Inventory management)

By operational area in the report:
• International
• Domestics

By transportation mode in the report:
• Road
• Rail
• Air
• Sea

By product type in the report:
• Electronics
• Apparel and Accessories
• Home Furnishing Products
• Health, Personal Care and Beauty
• Auto and Parts
• Baby Products
• Books
• Others

The approach of the report:
This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analysing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience
This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to e-commerce logistics industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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