E-Commerce Packaging Market is Rapidly Growing at a CAGR 25.54% By 2032

Published Date : 05 Apr 2024

The global e-commerce packaging market size surpassed USD 82.3 billion in 2022 and is estimated to gain around USD 341.27 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 17.12% from 2023 to 2032. The e-commerce packaging market is experiencing significant growth due to rapid demand for food & beverage products, increasing smartphone adoption, and the growing penetration of the 5G network leading to market growth.

E-Commerce Packaging Market Sizre and Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032

Market Overview

The e-commerce packaging market is a sustainable technique for delivering products safely to consumers; packaging depends on the product size, shape, and quality. Nowadays, people prefer online shopping over offline shopping due to flexibility and free or speedy delivery, and that is a major contributor to the market; packaging companies use different things to package products, such as paper, corrugated board, plastic, and others; these mothed corrugated boxes packaging is most popular from generation to generation. The market uses these methods to protect the product during transportation, storage, and management. Technological advancement and development increase the adoption of online shopping & internet access and also give eco-friendly or effective e-commerce packaging.

Increasing people's preference for online shopping fuels the market’s growth

The increasingly busy life and work environment is expanding the online shopping demand for working professionals who don’t have time to do offline shopping due to hectic work lifestyles. This changes consumer's choices. They prefer to order anything such as medicine, food & beverage, clothes, and other things. Also, online shopping offers many facilities such as free delivery, existing offers, product return facilities, and fast delivery; because of these things, millennials and the Gen Z population prefer online shopping. They are also the biggest contributors to the market’s growth. Increasing internet access and awareness of online platforms are driving growth in the e-commerce packaging market in developed and urban countries.

Environmental concerns are a significant challenge for e-commerce packaging and can be a restraint for the market. The use of plastic material in packaging is increasing, and e-commerce companies are facing the challenge because now people are becoming more aware of the impact of packaging on the environment. This awareness is leading to a demand for more sustainable packaging options and can be a challenge for e-commerce companies due to consumer preference. The use of plastic in packaging is so much compared to any other sector, and that can be a cause of environmental concern in the market.

E-Commerce Packaging Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 82.3 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue by 2032 USD 341.27 Billion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 17.12%
Largest Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Top Companies in the E-commerce Packaging Market

  • Alpha Packaging
  • Constantia Flexibles
  • Greif
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • Silver Spur Corp.
  • Mondi
  • Transcontinental Inc.
  • CCL Industries
  • Berry Global Group, Inc.
  • WINPAK Ltd.
  • Coveris
  • Sealed Air
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Amcor

Recent Development by Companies

  • In Jun 2022, Constantia Flexibles launched the first ready-to-be-recycled mono-material based on polypropylene (PP) with high chemical resistance for pharmaceutical products. It’s the third-largest flexible packaging manufacturer.
  • In March 2024, With the help of leading organic yogurt manufacturer Stonyfield Organic, Amcor created a more environmentally friendly product. This is the first polyethylene (PE) ever made. Their partnership provides packaging that is more environmentally friendly without sacrificing functionality.

Regional Insights

North America is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the increasing working professional population that increases the demand for ready-to-eat products, growing research and development in the region, also increasing sustainable solutions in packaging by key players, and the collaboration and technological developments increase the market growth.

  • In April 2022, the North American business Mondi unveiled two new recyclable packaging items at Anuga Foodtec: a paper-based tray and a semi-rigid plastic tray. The new packaging solution underscores the need for creative packaging.
  • In January 2022, Amcor introduced a new paper-based packaging platform. The goal is to expand on the potential of conventional paper packaging and offer a variety of functional advantages and features to satisfy the demands of customers.

Asia Pacific dominated the e-commerce packaging market, The COVID-19 pandemic influenced the market positively due to increased online shopping by consumers and increased market growth also growing awareness about the facilities provided by e-commerce companies increases the online shopping which grows the market.

In the Asia Pacific region, China played a significant role in the market's growth due to China's e-commerce packaging market being influenced by social factors and demographics such as increased modernization. Also, the technological Innovation in China such as the integration of AI and ML.

Market Potential and Growth Opportunity

Growing smartphone users

The increasing number of smartphone users can be a significant opportunity for the e-commerce packaging market because as more and more people are using their phones to shop online, the demand for packaging that keeps products safe and looks good is increasing. These days not only in developed but also in ruler area people have smartphones, and internet access which increases online shopping and this shift towards mobile e-commerce has opened up new opportunities for companies to create packaging that stands out and appeals to consumers.

The E-commerce Packaging Market News

  • In February 2024, Better Earth launched an e-commerce platform for food service packaging. This will help caterers, restaurant owners, and eco-conscious consumers find and purchase compostable food service packaging.
  • In November 2023, JBM packaging launched Hydroblox™, a water-resistant recyclable packaging paper that offers superior barrier protection. It’s an eco-friendly and flexible packaging solution.
  • In May 2022, Mondi launched a functional barrier paper solution. It’s flexible paper-based packaging that protects against water vapor and can replace plastic packaging for e-commerce platforms.

Market Segmentation

By Product

  • Protective Packaging
  • Poly Bags
  • Tapes
  • Corrugated Box
  • Mailers
  • Others

By Material

  • Corrugated Board
  • Plastic
  • Paper And Paperboard
  • Woods

By Application

  • Food And Beverages
  • Apparels And Accessories
  • Personal Care
  • Household
  • Electronics And Electrical
  • Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

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