Germany Same Day Delivery Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2022-2027)

The German same-day delivery market is segmented by Type (B2B and B2C). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD billion).

Market Snapshot

Market Summary
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >4.5 %

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Market Overview

The Germany Same Day Delivery Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4.5% during the forecast period (2022 -2027). Germany did not have a lockdown like in some other countries instead some closures and contact restrictions. Non-essential shops had to close from late March 2020, most borders shut and there was a “ban on contact” people could not gather in groups but could meet up with one other person from a different household. However, in most places there were no restrictions for going outside the home. As the COVID-19 crisis hit Germany, health and hygiene became hot topics, leading consumers to stockpile products. There was a rush for products from liquid soap to cleaning products containing antibacterial or disinfectant components such as home care disinfectants.

Germany is a heavily populated country with a high Internet penetration rate and millions of consumers making online purchases on a regular basis. It belongs to the top markets in Europe when it comes to population, Internet use, and total purchasing power. Trust, loyalty, familiarity, quality, and security are core consumer values in Germany. Since trusted and recognized local retailers are favoured, international sellers are aiming for a localized website. The most popular delivery method in Germany is home delivery, preferred by 87% of the population. However, German buyers are becoming more and more open to delivery alternatives, such as click & collect and delivery to pickup-up points, e.g., parcel lockers, which saves the buyer from paying a premium for rush orders.

According to the survey of E-Commerce Monitor 2022, German consumers expect sustainable practices in e-commerce and parcel delivery, without having to pay a surcharge for them. Although there is a wide range of flexible delivery and return models, consumers prefer close proximity to their home address. Top customer service is the be-all and end-all for the customer experience and to ensure customer loyalty.

Germany is strategically located in the heart of Europe and belongs to the strongest economies in the world. Being a well-populated country with high purchasing and spending power as well as a well-established, logistics-friendly infrastructure, it presents opportunities for international ecommerce sellers.

Scope of the Report

The same-day delivery market is where the order gets shipped on the same day or delivered to the customer within 24 hours. A complete assessment of the Germany Same Day Delivery Market includes an assessment of the economy market overview, market size estimation for key segments, and emerging trends in the market segments in the report. The report sheds a light on the market trends like growth factors, restraints, and opportunities in this sector. The competitive landscape of the Germany Same Day Delivery Market` is depicted through the profiles of active key players. The report also covers the impact of COVID – 19 on the market and the future projections.

The Germany same day delivery market is segmented by Type (B2B and B2C). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (USD billion).

By Type
B2B (Business to Business)
B2C (Business to Consumers)

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Key Market Trends

Government Investment on Road Infrastructure Helping Boost Same-day Delivery Market

The German Government's new transport investment strategy will see increased spending until 2030. The Ministry for Transport says that the emphasis will be on renovating existing infrastructure, instead of building new projects. Around 70% of investment will be for renovation and improvement projects, compared to 56% in the previous transport strategy. The plan is worth a total of EUR 264.5 billion, an increase of EUR 91 billion over the previous plan, with 49.4% targeted at road projects.

Within this programme, Bavaria will receive investment worth over EUR 11 billion for transport infrastructure. This will be around 70% more for expansion of road systems than was previously budgeted. As part of the expansion, EUR 1.3 billion will be spent on upgrading the A8 Autobahn between Munich and Traunstein, while over EUR 500 million will be spent on the construction of the A94 Autobahn between eastern Munich and Pocking.

Roads, bridges and tunnels in Germany are exposed to high loads, so they have to be constantly repaired, repaired. The state spends several billion euros every year to repair road damage and build new roads and bridges. The total public budget spent around 14.2 billion euros on road construction in 2020, nominally 40.2% more than in 2011.


Booming e-commerce market in Germany

German e-commerce has gone through strong growth in 2021. Gross sales of e-commerce products amounted to EUR 99.1 billion, which is a growth of 19 percent compared to 2020. Almost every seventh euro available to German consumers for household expenses was spent on products online. In 2020, e-commerce in Germany was worth EUR 83.3 billion, which was a 14.6 percent growth when compared to the year before. The growth of 19 percent in the year 2021 is thus significantly higher. When digital services are counted, the total worth of e-commerce even reaches EUR 107.1 billion.

The significant growth in gross sales of goods in German e-commerce shows that e-commerce has become ‘normal’ in the country. The growing industry is also driving the demand for faster last-mile deliveries as the Germans tend to increase demand for faster service over the extra cost charged by the logistics companies.


Competitive Landscape

The same-day delivery market in Germany is fairly fragmented with companies like DHL, UPS, DPD Group and SpeedLink as some of the major players in the market. The companies in the market are focusing on expanding in terms of inculcation of various technological updates like robots, electronic vehicles, artificial intelligence like transport management systems and warehouse management systems and drones. The rising cost and falling availability of labour force in the industry are challenging the German logistics players. This situation has discouraged many small German brick and mortar stores from starting their own online shop.

Recent Development

April 2022: Parcel delivery service Instabox entered Germany in early 2022. It’s the Swedish company’s latest expansion across Europe. The company is active in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and now also Germany.

June 2021: DHL, a German logistics company providing courier, package delivery, and express mail services, announced plans for a new climate-neutral logistics center and enlarging its Life Sciences and Healthcare Campus in Florstadt. The new building will expand the current capacity of the multi-user campus for pharmaceuticals and medical products in Florstadt to over 70,000 square meters in total and will service markets across Europe.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.2.1 Drivers

      2. 4.2.2 Restraints

      3. 4.2.3 Opportunities

    3. 4.3 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Government Initiatives and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Insights into Cold Chain Deliveries

    6. 4.6 Technological Developments in the Logistics Sector

    7. 4.7 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    8. 4.8 Spotlight on Last-mile Delivery Market

    9. 4.9 Insights into Type of Services (Regular, Priority, and Express) in the Market

    10. 4.10 Insights into Warehousing and Distribution Centers

    11. 4.11 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 B2B (Business to Business)

      2. 5.1.2 B2C (Business to Consumers)


    1. 6.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 DHL

      2. 6.2.2 SpeedLink Transport

      3. 6.2.3 United Parcel Service of America

      4. 6.2.4 FedEx

      5. 6.2.5 DPD Group

      6. 6.2.6 Tracxn

      7. 6.2.7 General Logistics Systems

      8. 6.2.8 Rhenes Logistics

      9. 6.2.9 JJX Logistics

      10. 6.2.10 CEVA Logistics

      11. 6.2.11 Deutsche Post*

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

  8. 8. APPENDIX

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Germany Same Day Delivery Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Germany Same Day Delivery Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

DHL, Speedlink Transport, FedEx, UPS, DPD Group are the major companies operating in Germany Same Day Delivery Market.

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