e-Commerce Market Analysis

The eCommerce market in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia is the 26th largest market for eCommerce with a revenue of US$6 billion in 2020, placing it ahead of Finland and behind Thailand.

With an increase of 28%, the Saudi Arabian eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 26% in 2020. 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 Saudi Arabia

Top online stores

The biggest player in the Saudi Arabian eCommerce Market is namshi.com. The store had a revenue of US$134 million in 2020. It is followed by jarir.com with US$91 million revenue and souq.com with US$79 million revenue.

Store rankings are based on every store that generates revenue in in Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia was considered.

One of the fastest-growing stores in the Saudi Arabian market is al-dawaa.com. The store achieved sales of about US$15.1 million in 2020. Its revenue growth amounted to 232% in the previous year.

Top online The eCommerce market stores in Saudi Arabia by eCommerce net sales 2020 in million US$ The table shows the stores that generate the highest revenue in the Saudi Arabian market. For this evaluation, only revenue created in in Saudi Arabia was considered. Basis are all shops on ecommerceDB that operate in in Saudi Arabia.

# Store
1. namshi.com US$134m
2. jarir.com US$91m
3. souq.com US$79m
4. extra.com US$64m
5. noon.com US$51m
The eCommerce market in Saudi Arabia

Market size and growth rate

Revenue in 2020
US$6,328m
REVENUE
CAGR 2020-2024
7%
CAGR

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Market expansion in in Saudi Arabia 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 20-24) for the next four years will be 7%. Compared to the year-over-year growth of 28%, this decrease suggests a moderately flooded market. Another indicator of market saturation is the online penetration of 69% in in Saudi Arabia; in other words, 69% of the Saudi Arabian population have bought at least one product online in 2020.

Five categories are considered by ecommerceDB. Fashion is the largest segment in in Saudi Arabia and accounts for 33% of the eCommerce revenue in in Saudi Arabia. This is followed by Electronics & Media with 31%, Food & Personal Care with 21%, Toys, Hobby & DIY with 10% and Furniture & Appliances with the remaining 5%.

The eCommerce market in Saudi Arabia
Top shipping service providers

In in Saudi Arabia, Aramex is the most frequently offered delivery service provider among online stores. Of those stores that indicating which service they use to transport their goods, 42% cited Aramex as one of their providers. Moreover, DHL and UPS are among the top three shipping service companies offered by online retailers in in Saudi Arabia, at rates of 27% and 15%.

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 Saudi Arabia. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

Competitor analysis of shipping service providers in Saudi Arabia The table shows the most offered shipping providers within the top 100 online stores in Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

# Shipping service provider
1. Aramex 42%
2. DHL 27%
3. UPS 15%
The eCommerce market in Saudi Arabia

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