Retail E-commerce Packaging Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

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 2027

ID: MRFR/PNT/1359-CR | January 2018 | Region: Global | 117 pages

Retail E-commerce Packaging Market Scenario


Retail E-commerce Packaging Market is projected to be worth USD 63.47 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 12.48% during the forecast period (2021 - 2027), The market was valued at USD 20.19 Billion in 2020.


The continuous increase in the online shopping market is fuelling the overall growth of the retail e-commerce packaging market. The ease of online shopping such as faster delivery, easier return policies, and free shipping, have made many customers switch from the traditional method of shopping. Amazon (U.S.) is leading the market with a total revenue of USD 107,006 million, as compared to eBay (U.S.) with total revenue of USD 8,592 million in 2015.


The packaged food market is expected to grow due to the rise in demand for packaged foods & beverages, and frozen foods. The increase in consumer income in countries such as China, India, and Brazil, has led to a growth in demand for good-quality packaged food. Also, the rise in population in many countries, has led to an increase in food & beverage consumption, ultimately leading to the increase in packaged food products.


Consumer electronics is the top selling category in e-commerce, today due to increase in the number of online electronics models. The electronic sector is continuously evolving with new developments. According to REED Electronic Research, a leading market information provider on the global electronics industry, in 2015, China has accounted for 38% of electronics equipment production in the global market. This has induced the growth of e-commerce packaging market.


Key Players


The key players of global retail e-commerce packaging market are International Paper Company, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Smurfit Kappa Group, Mondi Group, DS Smith Plc., Packaging Corporation of America, Rengo Co. Ltd, Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd., Klabin S.A., and Georgia-Pacific LLC.


Packaging is the process of enclosing the product for sale, storage or distribution. Latest development in the e-commerce market is cross-border online shopping. It has revolutionized the shopping experience due to its attractive offers and desired product availability.  


The global retail e-commerce packaging market is a very dynamic market and is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period. The growth of the retail e-commerce packaging market is influenced by the increase in online shopping, growing demand of packaged food, and rapid growth in electronic sector. Government regulations for corrugated packaging and the rising concern for environment safety hinder the growth of the global retail e-commerce packaging market.


The retail e-commerce packaging market has been segmented based on material, and application. On the basis of material, Protective packaging accounted for the largest market share of 34.80% in 2015, and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR. Protective packaging is used to protect the goods from vibration or shock damage, atmospheric factors, transit & handling hazards etc. Based on application, electronics & consumer goods segment dominate the global retail e-commerce packaging market, and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The consumer electronics is the widely used segment of the electronics industry. It includes products intended for everyday use most often in entertainment and communications.


Asia Pacific has emerged as the world’s largest e-commerce hub. Asia-Pacific has witnessed a rapid growth in retail e-commerce due to rising middle class in China, India and Indonesia, and also the increase in popularity of mobile gadgets. China alone accounts for 40% of the world’s retail e-commerce sales in recent years. In China, the electronics and appliance retailers dominate the market. The domestic manufacturer are accounting for the increase in share of consumer electronics due to growing brand reputation and improved technology. E-commerce in India have transformed the working style of retail business. The growth of e-commerce industry in India is majorly due to increase in internet usage and smartphone penetration in metro cities as well as tier two & tier three cities.


Segmentation: Global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market:


Global Retail e-commerce Packaging Market, By Material



  • Corrugated Boxes

  • Protective packaging

  • Security envelopes

  • Tapes & labels

  • Others (Other includes insulated shipping containers, paperboard tubes, shrink film)


Global Retail e-commerce Packaging Market, By Application



  • Electronics & Consumer goods

  • Apparel & Accessories

  • Home furnishing

  • Auto Parts

  • Food & Beverages

  • Healthcare & Personal care

  • Others (Other includes books, toys & baby products, and industrial products )


Global Retail e-commerce Packaging Market, By Region



  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the world


The report for Global Retail E-commerce Packaging Market of Market Research Future comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions.



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 63.47 Billion by 2027
  CAGR   12.48% CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   International Paper Company, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., Smurfit Kappa Group, Mondi Group, DS Smith Plc., Packaging Corporation of America, Rengo Co. Ltd, Orora Packaging Australia Pty Ltd., Klabin S.A., and Georgia-Pacific LLC
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Growing Demand For Protective Packaging
  • Increase In Disposable Income Of Developing Countries
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Increase In Online Shopping Market
  • Growing Demand Of Packaged Food
  • Rapid Growth In Electronic Sector


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The global market is anticipated to be valued at USD 63.47 Billion by 2027.

    The global retail e-commerce packaging market is presumed to register 12.48% CAGR over the assessment period.

    International Paper Company, Smurfit Kappa Group, Mondi Group, Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd., DS Smith Plc., and Packaging Corporation of America, among others are some of the participants of the global retail-ecommerce packaging market.

    The protective packaging segment is projected to hold the maximum market share in the upcoming years.

    The electronics & consumer goods segment is expected to register the highest CAGR among other application-based segments of the market.