The biggest player in the German eCommerce Market is amazon.de. The store had a revenue of US$11 billion in 2018. It is followed by otto.de with US$3.8 billion revenue and zalando.de with US$1.7 billion revenue. Altogether, the top three stores account for 20% of online revenue in Germany.
Store rankings are based on every store that generates revenue in Germany. 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 Germany was considered.
One of the fastest-growing stores in the German market is meinenamenskette.com. The store achieved sales of about US$12.7 million in 2018. Its revenue growth amounted to 120% in the previous year.
Digital Market Outlook by Statista
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Market expansion in Germany 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 18-22) for the next four years will be 10%. Compared to the year-over-year growth of 11%, this decrease suggests a moderately flooded market. Another indicator of market saturation is the online penetration of 80% in Germany; in other words, 80% of the German population have bought at least one product online in 2018.
Five categories are considered by ecommerceDB. Fashion is the largest segment in Germany and accounts for 26% of the eCommerce revenue in Germany. This is followed by Electronics & Media with 26%, Toys, Hobby & DIY with 22%, Furniture & Appliances with 15% and Food & Personal Care with the remaining 11%.
In Germany, DHL is the most frequently offered delivery service provider among online stores. Of those stores that indicating which service they use to transport their goods, 77% cited DHL as one of their providers. Moreover, DPD and UPS (United Parcel Service) are among the top three shipping service companies offered by online retailers in Germany, at rates of 20% and 14%.
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 Germany. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.
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|3.||UPS (United Parcel Service)||14%|