e-Commerce Market Analysis

The eCommerce market in Canada

In Canada is the ninth largest market for eCommerce with a revenue of US$25 billion in 2019, placing it ahead of Australia and behind India.

With an increase of 8%, the Canadian eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 13% in 2019. Revenues for eCommerce continue to increase. New markets are emerging, and existing markets also have the potential for further development. Global growth will continue over the next few years. This will be propelled by East and Southeast Asia, with their expanding middle class and lagging offline shopping infrastructure.

The eCommerce market includes online sales of physical goods to a private end user (B2C). Included in this definition are purchases via computer as well as mobile purchases via smartphones and tablets. Excluded from the definition of ecommerceDB are the following: digitally distributed services (e.g., travel tickets), online stores dedicated to digital media downloads or streams, online stores dedicated to B2B markets, and sales between private individuals (C2C) within the eCommerce market.

The eCommerce market in Canada

Top online stores

The biggest player in the Canadian eCommerce Market is amazon.ca. The store had a revenue of US$6.2 billion in 2019. It is followed by walmart.ca with US$1.3 billion revenue and costco.ca with US$1.2 billion revenue. Altogether, the top three stores account for 35% of online revenue in in Canada.

Store rankings are based on every store that generates revenue in in Canada. These stores can either have a national focus and only sell in their main country or operate on a global scale. For this evaluation, only revenue created in in Canada was considered.

One of the fastest-growing stores in the Canadian market is ilookglasses.ca. The store achieved sales of about US$2.8 million in 2019. Its revenue growth amounted to 71% in the previous year.

Top online The eCommerce market stores in Canada by eCommerce net sales 2019 in million US$ The table shows the stores that generate the highest revenue in the Canadian market. For this evaluation, only revenue created in in Canada was considered. Basis are all shops on eCommerceDB that operate in in Canada.

# Store
1. amazon.ca US$6,176m
2. walmart.ca US$1,341m
3. costco.ca US$1,178m
4. amazon.com US$1,050m
5. apple.com US$887m
The eCommerce market in Canada

Market size and growth rate

Revenue in 2019
US$25,425m
REVENUE
CAGR 2019-2023
7%
CAGR

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Market expansion in in Canada is expected to continue over the next few years, as indicated by the Statista Digital Market Outlook. It has been predicted that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR 19-23) for the next four years will be 7%. Compared to the year-over-year growth of 8%, this decrease suggests a moderately flooded market. Another indicator of market saturation is the online penetration of 75% in in Canada; in other words, 75% of the Canadian population have bought at least one product online in 2019.

Five categories are considered by ecommerceDB. Electronics & Media is the largest segment in in Canada and accounts for 30% of the eCommerce revenue in in Canada. This is followed by Fashion with 27%, Toys, Hobby & DIY with 20%, Furniture & Appliances with 15% and Food & Personal Care with the remaining 9%.

The eCommerce market in Canada
Top shipping service providers

In in Canada, Canada Post is the most frequently offered delivery service provider among online stores. Of those stores that indicating which service they use to transport their goods, 45% cited Canada Post as one of their providers. Moreover, UPS (United Parcel Service) and FedEx are among the top three shipping service companies offered by online retailers in in Canada, at rates of 32% and 20%.

Shipping information is based on orders from the store's main country, which is defined as the one where the store generates most of its online revenue. In this case, it is in Canada. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

Competitor analysis of shipping service providers in Canada The table shows the most offered shipping providers in in Canada. Shipping information is based on orders from the store's main country, which is defined as the one where the store generates most of its online revenue. In this case, it is in Canada. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

# Shipping service provider
1. Canada Post 45%
2. UPS (United Parcel Service) 32%
3. FedEx 20%
The eCommerce market in Canada

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