eCommerce market in Iceland

Market development

eCommerce revenue development in Iceland

Iceland is the 72nd largest market for eCommerce with a predicted revenue of US$921.8 million by 2024, placing it ahead of Papua New Guinea. Revenue is expected to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 3.1%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$1,039.9 million by 2028. With an expected increase of 3.9% in 2024, the Icelandic eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 10.4% in 2024. Like in Iceland, global eCommerce sales are expected to increase over the next years. Seven markets are considered by ECDB within the Icelandic eCommerce market. Hobby & Leisure is the largest market and accounts for 24.6% of the Icelandic eCommerce revenue. It is followed by Electronics with 21.4%, Fashion with 18.5%, Furniture & Homeware with 11.5%, Care Products with 9.1%, DIY with 9.0%, and Grocery with the remaining 5.9%.

eCommerce revenue development in Iceland

in million US$

eCommerce revenue growth in Iceland

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Revenue (in mUS$)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Growth (in %)18.923.73.143.658.869.01.772.1

Online share

eCommerce online share in Iceland

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 Icelandic retail market, the online share is 17.5% and will increase by an average of 6.4% to 22.4% by 2028.

eCommerce online share in Iceland

in %
20202021202220232024202520262027
Online share (in %)85.5%97.6%44.3%78.4%13.3%23.6%4.3%67.0%

Top stores

Top five online stores in Iceland by net sales 2023

The biggest player in the Icelandic eCommerce market is boozt.com. The store had a revenue of US$29.2 million in 2023. Store rankings include every store that generates revenue in Iceland. 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 Iceland was considered.

eCommerce net sales generated in Iceland 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%