The global e-commerce logistics market was largely dominated by two leading players DHL International GmbH and FedEx Corporation who held 50% share in the global market in 2015. XPO Logistics and United Parcel Service Inc. are the other two companies functioning in the global market but contribution is far less than the first two mammoth companies are. Some of the other players operating the global e-commerce logistics market are Clipper Logistics Plc., Gati Limited, Kenco Group, Inc., and Aramex International. Several leading players in the market tapping the regional market in emerging economies such as in India and China. The promising growth potential offered in the e-commerce logistics market is likely to draw interest of new players that could help them grow extensively. Route optimization and innovative parcel tracking are strategies used by new players to attain a competitive edge in the market.
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According to TMR, the global e-commerce logistics market is anticipated to reach US$781 bn by the end of 2024 progressing from US$122.2 bn earned in 2014. During the forecast period between 2016 and 2024, the market is projected to rise at remarkable 20.6% CAGR.
Based on service type, the transportation segment held maximum share in the market in 2015 and was greater than the warehousing segment. The importance of transportation is more in the whole chain of e-commerce logistics process and it is gaining more and more importance as various large and small companies are focusing on last-mile delivery. On regional front, Asia Pacific is leading the global e-commerce logistics market as 60% of the global population resides in this regions who have created increased the overall demand through e-commerce medium. North American and Europe also offered lucrative opportunity due to excellent digital infrastructure.