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E-commerce Packaging Market 2018 in Global Retail Industry Size, Share, Trends, Segmentation and Regional Overview Through 2023

Retail E-commerce Packaging Market Information Report by Material (Corrugated Boxes, Protective packaging, Security envelopes, Tapes & labels, and others), by Application (Electronics & Consumer goods, Apparel & Accessories, Home furnishing, Auto Parts, Food & Beverages, Healthcare & Personal care, and others) and by Region - Global Forecast To 2023. Global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market is expected to reach a market size of USD 21,669.7 million by the end of the forecast period at CAGR of 5.92%.
Published 20 June 2018

Retail E-commerce Packaging Global Market   - Overview

Retail E-commerce as a business is growing persistently, reason being the growing populace of online shoppers around the world. Nowadays, people prefer purchasing everything online, from toys to home furnishing and from groceries to electronics, this eventually, contributes to the market growth of retail e-commerce business. Online shopping correlates to the shipping which demands a good, sturdy and appropriate packaging solutions to deliver the sold goods safely to any corner in the world. There is a clear indication for these Retail E-commerce companies to meet consumer demand for convenient and timely deliveries to their homes, while also carefully considering the environmental implications that come along with this new retail ecosystem. Key players operating in this market are increasingly implementing comprehensive sustainability programs throughout their entire supply chain that can deal with the environmental implications and meet the demands of environmentally conscious consumers. These Key players are investing increasingly to develop innovative packaging solutions; which in turn is contributing to the market growth of Retail E-commerce packaging business. Globally, Retail e-commerce packaging market has been witnessing a strong growth over the last few years; mainly due to the burgeoning Retail E-commerce market. In

According to a recent study report published by the Market Research Future, The global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market is booming and expected to gain prominence over the forecast period.  The Market is forecasted to demonstrate a surplus growth by 2022, The global Retail E-commerce Packaging market size is expected to cross USD 21,669.7 Million by 2022 with a staggering CAGR during the forecast period (2016-2022). In 2015, the market had valued at USD 14,584.2 Million.

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The Retail e-commerce packaging market is growing due to surge in electronic sector. Retail E-commerce packaging demand is expected to rise dramatically by 2022 attributing to the rapid advancements in technology like mobile marketing codes, quick response and printed electronics on packaging. Time-temperature indicator labels are gaining traction because of intensified presence of temperature-sensitive drugs, growing cost competitiveness and the emphasis on safety during distribution. 

The key players/ manufactures operating in the market are increasingly developing Efficient and cost-effective wrapping solutions to gain competitive edge in the market, on the other hand, factors such as government regulation for corrugated packaging and increase in environment safety are the major restraints for the market growth. Conversely, growing likelihood of online shoppers will hugely foster the market growth of Retail E-commerce packaging.

Automation is a key part of the packaging operation for many retailers and larger organisations and soon the Retail e-commerce packaging market will be witnessing robotics interventions stirring the market intensively. The market has already been speeding up, but with this trend (robotic) will push the market growth far ahead. With advanced automation one-piece-flow based on actual customer orders now becomes a reality further up in the supply chain as well and we can expect to see more and more processes automated based on real-time data about market needs and more robots with advanced sensors and software instead of purpose built machines on packaging lines.

Key Players

International Paper Company (U.S.), Mondi Group (South Africa), DS Smith Plc. (U.K.), Packaging Corporation of America. (U.S.), Rengo Co. Ltd. (Japan), Klabin S.A. (Brazil), Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd (Japan), Georgia-Pacific LLC (U.S.), Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd. (Australia), and Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland) are some of the leading players operating in the Global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market and are  at the forefront of competition.

Retail E-commerce Packaging Market – Competitive Analysis

The global Market of Retail E-commerce Packaging appears to be highly competitive. Well established players incorporate acquisition, collaboration, partnership, expansion, and technology/ product launch in order to gain competitive advantage in this market and to maintain their market position. Key Players operating in the market strive to develop products with the unrivalled design and features with the goal to survive the increased number of e-commerce supply chain touch points, in a way that delights the consumer, drives brand growth and builds loyalty.  

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Key strategies followed by most companies within the global retail e-commerce packaging market were merger & expansion.

In 2017, it agreed to acquire 100% of the issued stock of Plus Paper Foodpac Private Limited, so that they can expand their business overseas for paper container processing. Acquisition will strengthen and expand the packaging business. It had integrated the capabilities from base paper to the liquid packaging carton business. This led to added value for customers. Acquisition also helped to create synergy with existing business.

Orora is trying to grow their business by acquisitions, for instance, in February 2017 the company acquired The Garvey Group and Graphic Tech businesses to expand footprint in the US. Also, in January 2017, Orora completed the acquisition of the register print group with USD 44 Million. The acquisition represents a positive step towards executing Orora’s stated growth strategy in the North America. During the period 2014-2017, around 66.6% of total key developments of the company, comprised of mergers & acquisitions.

The International Paper Company has acquired Weyerhaeuser’s Pulp business in 2016, so that they can get significant synergy opportunities and they will enable them to become the premier global supplier of fluff pulp. Through acquisition the company wants to grow its business globally, maintain local presence and also to allocate capital in such a way that it will lead to deliver return above cost of capital. This will enable them to grow in America with about 82% share and will result in the growth of retail e-commerce market in this region.

In 2016, Mondi Group acquired SIMET S.A. the corrugated plant in Poland to expand and upgrade their operation to high-efficient box plant, which includes corrugated line for on-site board production. Acquisition of the companies will support the ongoing development of corrugated packaging business in Central & Eastern Europe. These will lead to the expansion of their business, globally, so as to serve better customer.

In 2016, DS Smith Plc. acquired TRM Packaging Ltd. which is leading producer of corrugated packaging and retail ready packaging, to enhance the geographic footprint and customer offering. Through acquisitions, the requirements of the customer were fulfilled and also resulted in the growth of the corrugated plastic business. The company is looking forward to further invest in innovation and to maintain the quality of the product. The higher investment will result in the growth of the retail e-commerce packaging market.

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Retail E-commerce Packaging Market – Segmentations

Global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market is segmented in to 3 Key dynamics for an easy grasp and enhanced understanding.

Segmentation by Material : Comprises - Protective Packaging, Corrugated Boxes, Security Envelopes, Tapes & Labels, and other.

Segmentation by Application : Comprises - Electronics & Consumer goods, Apparel & Accessories, Home furnishing, Auto Parts, Food & Beverages, Healthcare & Personal Care, and other.

Segmentation by Region : Comprises - Geographical Regions. 

Retail E-commerce Packaging Market – Regional Analysis

Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest share of 33.4% in the global retail e-commerce packaging market in 2015, owing to increasing disposable income in countries such as Indonesia, China, South Korea, and India. Europe accounted for the second largest share in the global retail e-commerce packaging market in 2015 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.59% during the forecast period.

Global e- commerce players are relying on the Indian market to procure quality packaging solutions. There will be a strong growth in future as consumers need quality products. The packaging demand is growing in recycle packaging board and in virgin packaging board. E-commerce growth trends anticipated to continue providing a fillip to the India’s industry of retail e-commerce packaging.

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