Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Research Report: Ken Research

Rising Government Support: Recognizing the importance of e-commerce for the Philippines economy, the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has developed the Philippines E-Commerce Roadmap 2016-2020. Its primary goal is to get online business activities to account for 25% of the country’s GDP by 2020, up from 10% in 2015. The government is committed to seeing through this roadmap and has made headway especially in the areas of:

  • Infrastructure – improving Internet access, eGovernment systems, eBanking, ePayment, tax systems, consumer protection, and logistics
  • Investments – supporting and promoting opportunities such as foreign direct investment and capital flows
  • Innovation – helping digital startups enter the commercial market

Continued Dominance of Cash-Based Transactions: One of the reasons behind the relatively slow uptake of e-commerce in the country in the past few years is the continued dominance of cash-based transactions. According to the Philippines’ central bank, cash accounted for 99% of all local transactions as of January 2018. In addition, with the Philippines being an archipelago of more than 7,600 islands, logistics naturally presents a challenge you will have to prepare for when serving customers in this country. Consumers living in the sprawling capital of Metro Manila enjoy access to huge shopping malls, flagship brick-and-mortar stores, and even quick delivery from large marketplaces like Lazada and Shopee. Moreover, the Philippines have one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in Southeast Asia. 87% of Filipino merchants sell products on social media. Facebook also drives traffic and engagement on Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market: COVID-19 has positively impacted the growth of the e-commerce market in the Philippines. Lockdowns and quarantines have reduced people’s mobility, with traffic plunging by as much as 80% in the Philippines. Lockdowns have increased online consumer activity, with the sector’s top players witnessing an increase of more than 2 to 3 million visits a month on apps and websites. E-commerce platform Lazada, Alibaba’s most high-profile and costliest investment outside China, had 30.74 million visits per month in the 2nd quarter of 2020, an increase of 3.98 million visits from the 1st Qtr of this year which saw 26.76 million visits per month. Fashion e-commerce sites have taken the biggest hit region-wide as clothing and apparel become less of a priority while people are staying home. However, visits to sites selling electronics goods, however, have increased by 59% in 3rd Qtr of 2020. The Philippines is known to survive with cash-based transactions and brick-and-mortar stores, but perhaps the rising trend of online shopping in the country due to Covid-19 will allow the country’s digital world to catch up to its more developed Southeast Asian neighbors. This trend will see e-commerce players to continue to grow and present potential opportunities for emerging local merchants.

Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Outlook to 2025 – Driven by Growth in Internet Penetration along with Introduction of New Age Technologies by Logistics Players observed that the e-commerce and e-commerce logistics market in the Philippines has a great potential to grow supported by emerging e-commerce players in the country. The covid-19 outbreak has further accentuated the growth of the market by shifting major retailers to online platforms for sustenance in the market. Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.0% on the basis of a number of shipments delivered over the forecast period 2020-2025.

Key Segments Covered: –

By Channel

3PL Players

E-Commerce Merchants

By Type of Shipments

Domestic Shipments

International Shipments

By Area of Delivery



By Mode

Air Shipments

Ground Shipments

By Delivery Period

Same Day Delivery

1-2 Day Delivery

3-4 Day Delivery

More than 4 Day Delivery

By Type of Products

Consumer Electronics & Media

Fashion & Accessories

Foods & Personal Care

Home Care & Furniture

Toys & Baby Products

Others (Video Games, Digital Music, Pet Care, Home Gardening, etc.)

By Payment Mode

Cash on Delivery

Credit Cards

Others (Debit Cards, Paypal, GPay, SMART Money, etc.)

Captive and 3PL E-Commerce Warehousing

Warehousing Concentration in Philippines

E-Commerce Logistics Companies Covered

LEL Express

J&T Express




GoGo Xpress

LBC Express

Shopee Xpress

2GO Express


JRS Express

E-Commerce Marketplace Platform Covered




Key Target Audience

3PL Logistics Companies

Integrated Logistics Companies

E-Commerce Marketplace Platform

Retail Companies

Logistics/Supply Chain Industry Associations

Time Period Captured in the Report:-

Historical Period – 2019-2020

Forecast Period – 2020-2025

Key Topics Covered in the Report: –

Philippines E-Commerce Market Overview

Cross Comparison- Major E-Commerce Players in Philippines

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Overview

Cost Component for Philippines E-commerce Logistics Industry

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Size

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Segmentation 2020

Philippines E-Commerce Warehousing Landscape

Philippines E-Commerce Warehousing Clusters

Philippines E-Commerce Warehousing Rentals

Philippines E-Commerce Warehousing Cost Analysis

Philippines E-Commerce Shipments Pricing Analysis

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Growth Drivers

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Trends & Developments

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Government Role and Initiatives

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Logistics Constraints

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market SWOT Analysis

Competitive Landscape of Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Cross Comparison

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market Pricing Analysis

Future Market Size and Segmentations, 2020-2025F

Covid-19 Impact on Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market

Analyst Recommendations

Case Studies

For More Information On the Research Report, Refer to the Below Link: –

Philippines E-Commerce Logistics Market

Related Report by Ken Research: –

India E-Commerce Logistics Market Outlook to 2025-Driven by Changing Shopping Patterns and Increasing Demand of Fast Delivery Services

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