Ecommerce needs cardboard boxes & packaging more than ever

 

What is Ecommerce?

“Business that is conducted on the internet”

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/e-commerce

Ecommerce Trends

Online sales have been steadily increasing year after year and based on current trends are anticipated to continue to grow for years to come. Wouldn’t you like your business to share a part of this growth?

Although not intended to cover every base, the below statistics are just some of many available that show current levels.  However, these figures only take into account the start of 2020, so don’t include the full impact of the Coronavirus pandemic which is bound to have a tremendous effect on the stats for the year.

If you’re involved in business and ecommerce is not already a part of your day to day operations, then perhaps now is the time to start. After all, other statistical analysis also shows that growth may slow in the future as the number of online stores increases, resulting in more competition. Wouldn’t it be good to beat some of that competition right now?

  • “Revenue in the eCommerce market amounts to AU$29,730m in 2020.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 5.0%, resulting in a market volume of AU$36,152m by 2024.

  • The market’s largest segment is Fashion with a market volume of AU$9,904m in 2020.

  • User penetration is 72.8% in 2020 and is expected to hit 78.5% by 2024.

  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to AU$1,602.18.

  • In the eCommerce market, the number of users is expected to amount to 20.9m by 2024.

  • In the year 2019 a share of 27.6% of users is 25-34 years old.

  • In 2020, 89% of total eCommerce purchases in the country is domestic”

The above statistics sourced from 

https://www.statista.com/outlook/243/107/ecommerce/australia?currency=aud

Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Australia is often referred to as the lucky country and in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic that certainly rings true when we compare ourselves to many other countries. According to Australian government regulations, thankfully many businesses have been able to continue to operate in order to keep our economy going and for many that’s a great relief.

Prior to the Coronavirus some businesses and warehouses already had well-established online sales strategies, whilst others out of necessity have turned towards ecommerce as a way of enabling them to survive and even thrive. As a consequence many businesses are now experiencing the thrill of people buying their products online at a higher than normal rate and some are experiencing this for the very first time.

The spike in demand  due to the Coronavirus means that it’s almost certain that online sales will gain market share and become much more popular in the future.

“Coronavirus is, inevitably, changing the way that we’re shopping — and as more restrictions on movement come into effect, that means a shift away from brick and mortar stores to online catalogues.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-06/coronavirus-covid-19-self-isolation-online-shopping/1212283

Vital elements of ecommerce

If you’re currently involved in an ecommerce business or you’re contemplating a shift in that direction, it’s highly likely you’ll need to find a convenient and cost effective way to pack and protect your goods.

Cardboard boxes are one of the most economical means of packing; and packaging supplies such as packing tape, bubble wrap and void fill go hand in hand with boxes in order to secure and further protect your goods. And depending on what your business does, you may find that mailing bags are also very useful for sending out smaller items to your precious customers.

Now more than ever, cardboard boxes and packaging supplies are an essential part of many ecommerce businesses. Some might even go as far to say that without these packaging products, a large part of the ecommerce world would come to a grinding halt. Imagine that!

Boxes For Business can help

At Boxes For Business we offer a comprehensive range of cardboard boxes and packaging supplies to help ensure your ecommerce business runs as smoothly as possible.

After all, we offer an online solution ourselves and understand the importance of customers having the convenience of being able to shop online.

With just a few clicks you can chose what you want and easily navigate your way through our simple cart and checkout process. 

And more than that, when you deal with Boxes For Business you don’t need to throw your environmental conscience out the window because many of our products such as second hand boxes are eco-friendly and therefore help reduce your carbon footprint. 

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