Some Top Line Ecommerce Fulfilment Numbers

As the amount of ecommerce fulfilment that we handle has been increasing virtually month by month we thought it was about time to put some effort into finding out more about the ecommerce market in the UK, by looking at the trends and numbers really as part of improving our understanding of this fast developing area.

The UK ecommerce spend for 2021 is forecast to be close to £143,000 million across all sectors and is expected to continue to grow to a figure of around £149,000 million by 2025. As of this year ecommerce is around 29% of all UK retail sales with delivery of ecommerce purchases being across all options including ecommerce fulfilment via postal services, parcel carrier, direct van delivery as well as collect from store.

The sectors that these businesses operate in, is varied across all the expected areas with very few surprises other than we are surprised by the closeness of some of the %. This is what we have found so far:

Which products did responders say they purchased on line

Products%
Clothes inclu15ding those in sports, shoes55
Take away and delivered food32
Books, magazines newspapers29
Furniture, home items and gardening28
Computers and mobiles24
Childrens toys and child care items22
Cosmetics, beauty and wellness22
Cleaning and personal hygiene18
Consumer electrical white and brown goods18
Sports (excluding clothing)17
Food and Beverage from stores13
Medicine and dietary supplements13
Physical copies of films and series13
Physical copies of music12
Cars, mopeds and other vehicles8

Where are UK ecommerce users from

Regions%
UK73
EU16
Outside EU11

How do they pay

Payment Processors%
Paypal49
Credit/Debit card37
Other14

Interesting numbers and a good starting point in getting a view of this whole area of e-commerce.