With sales in the UK Toys, Hobby & DIY market, amazon.co.uk generated a revenue of almost US$2 billion in 2019, which means it is the leading online store in this segment. In second place is argos.co.uk with a revenue of over US$1.3 billion, followed by very.co.uk with a revenue of US$0.7 billion. Altogether, the top three online stores account for a market share of 26% within the given segment. Compared to the UK eCommerce market across all segments, where the top three stores account for 22% of the market volume, the Toys, Hobby & DIY market has a relatively high market concentration.
The Toys, Hobby & DIY ranking of the UK is based on all online stores that generated sales in this segment in 2019. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The ranking shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the segment.
One of the fastest growing stores in the UK Toys, Hobby & DIY market is gear4music.com. The store achieved sales of around US$0.1 billion in 2019. Its revenue growth amounts to 120% within the previous year.
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Of the five categories considered by ecommerceDB, Toys, Hobby & DIY is the second largest segment in the UK. It accounts for 19% of the online sales in the United Kingdom, as indicated by the Statista Digital Market Outlook. Over the last year, the revenue of this market has grown by 6%. The predicted compound annual growth rate (CAGR 19-23) for the next four years is 4%. The declining growth rate suggests a moderately flooded market.
Looking at the four subcategories of Toys, Hobby & DIY, DIY, Garden & Pets is the largest. It accounts for 29% of the sales in the market. The subcategory Toys & Baby has a 27% share of the segment, Sports & Outdoor make up 26% and Hobby & Stationery sales cover the remaining 19% of the market volume.
Depending on which kind of product is shipped and which country a parcel is shipped to, a company chooses to use different shipping service providers. The top three providers in the UK Toys, Hobby & DIY market are shown in the table on the right. In the UK, DPD is the most frequently offered shipping service provider in eCommerce in the Toys, Hobby & DIY market in 2019. Of those stores indicating which service they use to transport their goods, 30% cited DPD as one of their providers. Moreover, DHL and Hermes are among the top three shipping service companies offered by UK online retailers in the Toys, Hobby & DIY segment, at rates of 15% and 12% respectively.
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 the UK. To have a category-specific evaluation, only stores with a focus on the Toys, Hobby & DIY category are included. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.
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