In the German furniture & appliances market the top 3 online stores amazon.de, otto.de, and ikea.com account for 2969 million US$ revenue in 2017. Regarding the market volume they achieve a market share of 46% which means that the market is already highly concentrated
The eCommerce market category “Furniture & Appliances” is comprised of the digital sale of furniture, kitchens and household goods (e.g. kitchen accessories, bathroom accessories and home textiles), as well as electronic household appliances (e.g. washing machines, dishwashers and coffee machines) for the private end user (B2C).
The eCommerce market encompasses the sale of physical goods via a digital channel to a private end user (B2C). Incorporated in this definition are purchases via desktop computer (including notebooks and laptops) as well as purchases via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The following are not included in the eCommerce market: digitally distributed services (e.g. travel tickets), online stores dedicated to digital media downloads or streams as well as online stores dedicated to B2B markets nor sales between private persons (C2C). Market volume, market growth and all monetary figures at store level refer to the annual eCommerce net sales after the deduction of returns.