eCommerce market in Switzerland

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Switzerland

Switzerland is the 28th largest market for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$14,217.9 million by 2024, placing it ahead of Saudi Arabia. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 4.5%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$16,984.7 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 5.9% in 2024, the Swiss eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Switzerland, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Swiss eCommerce market. Electronics is the largest market and accounts for 27.3% of the Swiss eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Fashion with 23.7%, Hobby & Leisure with 15.1%, Grocery with 14.0%, Furniture & Homeware with 9.3%, Care Products with 7.1%, and DIY with the remaining 3.5%.

eCommerce revenue development in Switzerland

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Switzerland

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)48.491.581.517.661.698.646.279.4

Online share

eCommerce online share in Switzerland

The online share refers to the proportion of the retail volume that is transacted via the Internet. It includes purchases via desktop PC, tablet or smartphone, both via website or app. Only retail of physical goods is taken into account. In the Swiss retail market, the online share is 14.0% and will increase by an average of 8.1% to 19.1% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Switzerland

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)55.6%70.1%50.5%69.0%61.3%84.9%80.5%59.5%

Top stores

Top five online stores in Switzerland by net sales 2023

The biggest player in the Swiss eCommerce market is digitec.ch. The store had a revenue of US$1,045.0 million in 2023. Store rankings include every store that generates revenue in Switzerland. 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 Switzerland was considered.

eCommerce net sales generated in Switzerland in 2023

in million US$
Filtered revenue / share
Global revenue
Growth
US$900.0m
20.7%
US$8,300.0m8.3%
US$550.0m
12.0%
US$4,600.0m12.4%
US$470.0m
3.9%
US$1,190.0m33.6%
US$430.0m
20.6%
US$2,122.0m18.0%
US$370.0m
20.7%
US$1,814.0m12.6%

Payment Methods

Top 5 offered payment methods in the Swiss eCommerce market

The Swiss eCommerce market in 2023 in terms of offered payment methods is fragmented and dominated by a few providers with VISA (Cards) covering the largest share with 95.4% of all online stores checked. Other offered payment methods in the Swiss eCommerce market in 2023 are Mastercard (Cards) with 95.4%, PayPal (E-wallets) with 74.7%, and Bank transfer/cash in advance (Bank transfer) with 52.0%. With 48.8% Invoice (unknown) has already a significantly smaller coverage compared to VISA (Cards).

Top 5 offered payment methods in the Swiss eCommerce market

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Shipping Service Provider

Top 5 offered shipping providers in the Swiss eCommerce market

Despite Die Post's dominant position with 76.3% of online stores opting for its services, the Swiss eCommerce market in 2023 remains diverse and competitive. Several other shipping service providers, including DPD, DHL, UPS (United Parcel Service), and GLS, hold smaller but significant shares, contributing to a dynamic and fragmented market.

Top 5 offered shipping providers in the Swiss eCommerce market

in %

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