Germany Express Delivery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Germany Express Delivery Market is Segmented By Business (B2B, B2C), By Destination (Domestic and International), and By End-User (Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities, Primary Industries). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Germany Express Delivery Market Size

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Germany Express Delivery Market Summary
Study Period 2020 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2020 - 2022
CAGR > 4.00 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Germany Express Delivery Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Germany Express Delivery Market Analysis

The size of The Germany Express Delivery Market is USD 4 billion in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The market is driven by the growth of e-commerce in the country. Furthermore, the market is driven by the demand for same-day delivery in the country.

  • One of the primary drivers driving the growth of the express delivery industry is the expanding e-commerce sector, as well as the expanding cross-border trade. The expansion of cross-border commercial routes, particularly in developing countries, has increased the acceptance of international trade and B2C shipping. Furthermore, the growing consumer preference for shopping online via various e-commerce portals is boosting market growth. To distribute their products across domestic and international borders, e-commerce stores collaborate with courier service providers. Technological improvements, such as the use of digital technology with crowd-sourced distribution models, are also contributing to the market's favourable outlook. These technologies assist service providers in boosting their overall operating efficiency and efficiently addressing the needs of their clients.
  • Other factors, such as rapid urbanisation, rising consumer expenditure capacities, and significant growth in the manufacturing sector, are expected to propel the market even higher during the forecast period. There are automated package and freight shipping solutions available to improve the efficiency of retail merchants' overall shipping operation. Retailers will soon be able to delegate paperwork to shipping partners, such as electronically transmitting customs documentation, and enjoy a fast customs clearing procedure, reducing the time and expense associated with the associated paperwork. Furthermore, as more regional and trade agreements are negotiated between governments and trading blocs, it has become more appealing for SMEs to enter new markets. The increase of a young, urban population is attributed to the rapid growth of cross-border e-commerce.
  • The growth of the e-commerce industry is expected to contribute to the expansion of the market for same-day delivery services. The e-commerce business has changed the way people buy and sell items. It is quickly growing as a result of rising population density and urbanisation, the usage of smartphones and tablets, the availability of internet connection, the acceptance of digitalization and online payment forms, faster purchase possibilities, lower costs, reduced travel expenses and time, and convenience. The demand for same-day delivery is growing as it becomes a more popular shipping option for customers purchasing online. Technological innovations are gaining traction in the industry for same-day delivery services. The major competitors in the same-day delivery services sector are focusing on creating technology breakthroughs in their services to meet the growing demand.

Germany Express Delivery Market Trends

Increased E-commerce Sales Driving the Market

  • In Germany, online purchasing is booming. This expansion is fueled in part by the emergence of new consumer behaviour over the last two years: more Germans are shopping online than ever before. The pandemic gave customers an incentive to attempt e-commerce for the first time or to buy from new categories and try new online stores if they were already seasoned online shoppers. Since the epidemic, customers have not only refused to give up the convenience of e-commerce, but new trends, such as growing expenses and the desire to look for deals, have given them even more reasons to double down on their e-commerce passion. This is demonstrated by the fact that macroeconomic factors all around the world
  • The B2C e-commerce market in Germany is expanding and is predicted to do even better in the next three to four years. Social media platforms are one of the avenues that brands use to reach their target audience. Because physical retail was closed during the pandemic, shoppers were forced to turn to online shopping channels. However, e-commerce players' increased operational efficiency and high-end customer service have resulted in unprecedented satisfaction among German shoppers. Mobile shopping is getting more popular in Germany, with smartphones and tablets accounting for a large portion of total e-commerce transactions. With the rise of social commerce in Germany, this trend is anticipated to acquire traction over the next three to four years. While online purchases have increased across different product categories, pet supplies, drugstore products, and groceries have recorded strong growth.
  • Amid tough competition in the German e-commerce market, competitors are focusing on the high-end fashion area, which is growing in popularity among customers, to drive transaction value and income. Amazon, one of the top participants in the German e-commerce business, announced the opening of its Luxury Stores in Germany in June 2022. The company intends to increase the number of transactions on its network via Luxury Stores, resulting in additional revenue. Consumers could choose from eight brands when the company first launched. Dundas, Mira Mikati, Christopher Kane, Elie Saab, Rianna+Nina, Jonathan Cohan, and others are among them. The introduction of its Luxury Stores in Germany is part of the firm's ambition to broaden its product offering, with additional fashion labels to be added in the future.
Germany Express Delivery Market: Share of Online Shoppers Among Internet Users, Germany, In Percentage, 2017-2022

Increased Demand for CEP Driving the Market

  • German citizens received significantly fewer parcels last Christmas than industry experts had expected. In November and December 2022, around 395 million parcels were delivered to private individuals in Germany, 20 million fewer than forecast. Christmas is the most important time of the year for parcel companies. Sales promotions such as Black Friday at the end of November boost consumption, and the closer Christmas Eve gets the more intensively many consumers search for gifts on the Internet. Package volumes are correspondingly high. After strong growth years in Corona times, the parcel industry took a breather, so to speak, last Christmas season. In the 2021 Christmas business, there had been 440 million shipments - much more than before. The 395 million in the 2022 Christmas business is still a significantly higher level than pre-pandemic: in November and December 2019, 366 million items had been sent to private individuals in Germany.
  • Postal service providers in Germany are challenged to transport and deliver letters and parcels with fewer emissions in the future. This will require a fundamental restructuring of transport and delivery networks. Players in the market are integrating electric vehicles into their fleets to reduce the emissions from their operations. For instance, in December 2022 Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.
  • The parcel service provider GLS Germany is currently testing parcel delivery by rail as part of its sustainability strategy 'Climate Protect'. In a pilot project running until the end of January, up to 1,000 parcels a day will be sent by train from Nuremberg to Hanover. Other players in the market are also undertaking similar initiatives.
  • In October 2022, DPD Germany and launched "Parcel Neighbours" cooperation for reliable and sustainable deliveries. DPD parcel consignees can now find their preferred neighbour on and ask directly whether the person involved can take delivery of a parcel that is on its way. With just a few clicks parcel consignees can now even reach neighbours who don't live in their buildings. Another advantage of the cooperation is more successful first-time deliveries, and consequently the reduction of environmentally harmful CO2 emissions.
Germany Express Delivery Market: Revenue for Postal, Courier and Express Services, Germany, In USD Billion, 2017-2022

Germany Express Delivery Industry Overview

The Germany Express Delivery Market is Fragmented with a lot of local, regional and global players, DHL is a dominant player in the industry. Major Players include FedEx, Go! Express and DPD Group, and many more. Vendors in the courier and local delivery services market in Germany are adopting advanced technology and new services to increase their consumer base. 

Germany Express Delivery Market Leaders

  1. Deutsche Post DHL Group

  2. FedEx Corporation

  3. United Parcel Service Inc.

  4. DPD group

  5. Go! Express

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Germany Express Delivery Market Concentration
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Germany Express Delivery Market News

  • May 2023: NCAB Group, a PCB provider, has expanded further with the acquisition of DB Electronic, situated in Waldshut-Tiengen in southern Germany, DB Electronic AG in Switzerland, and DB Electronic SAS in France. As of today, the three companies have been merged into NCAB Group. db electronic focuses mostly on so-called Quick turnarounds, or smaller series with quick delivery times, which complement NCAB's offering in Europe. Their primary source of PCBs is South Korean factories.
  • December 2022: GEODIS has agreed to buy Trans-o-flex, a leading company in Germany's premium express sector specialising in temperature-controlled transit of pharmaceutical products as well as time-definite delivery of products for cosmetics and high-tech industries. Since 2016, the firm has been owned by the Schoeller and Amberger families, who have invested to grow it into a major specialised distribution player.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    7. 4.7 Technological Trends in Industry

    8. 4.8 Insights on the E-commerce Industry (Domestic and Cross-border E-commerce)

    9. 4.9 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market (short- and longterm effects on the market and economies in the region)


    1. 5.1 By Business

      1. 5.1.1 B2B (Business-to-Business)

      2. 5.1.2 B2C (Business-to-Consumer)

    2. 5.2 By Destination

      1. 5.2.1 Domestic

      2. 5.2.2 International

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Services (BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance))

      2. 5.3.2 Wholesale and Retail Trade (E-commerce)

      3. 5.3.3 Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities

      4. 5.3.4 Primary Industries (Agriculture, and Other Natural Resources)


    1. 6.1 Overview (Market Concentration and Major Players)

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Deutsche Post DHL Group

      2. 6.2.2 United Parcel Service Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 FedEx Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 DPD Group

      5. 6.2.5 Hermes

      6. 6.2.6 Go! Express

      7. 6.2.7 Atlantic International Express

      8. 6.2.8 GLS

      9. 6.2.9 trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst GmbH*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Germany Express Delivery Industry Segmentation

Express shipping is a type of expedited shipping. Air couriers are generally used, and arrangements are made to ensure that orders are delivered overnight or the next day. A complete background analysis of the Germany Express Delivery Market, including the assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, a market overview, market size estimation for key segments, emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics and geographical trends, and COVID-19 impact, is covered in the report.

The Germany Express Delivery Market is Segmented By Business (B2B, B2C), By Destination (Domestic and International), and By End-User (Services, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Construction, & Utilities, Primary Industries). The report offers market size and forecasts in values (USD billion) for all the above segments.

By Business
B2B (Business-to-Business)
B2C (Business-to-Consumer)
By Destination
By End User
Services (BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance))
Wholesale and Retail Trade (E-commerce)
Manufacturing, Construction, and Utilities
Primary Industries (Agriculture, and Other Natural Resources)
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Germany Express Delivery Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Deutsche Post DHL Group, FedEx Corporation, United Parcel Service Inc., DPD group and Go! Express are the major companies operating in the Germany Express Delivery Market.

The report covers the Germany Express Delivery Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Germany Express Delivery Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Germany Express Delivery Industry Report

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Germany Express Delivery Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)