What makes Germany the logistics leader for ecommerce in the European Union?
Germany’s location, strong infrastructure, and leadership role in logistics make it a logical hub for companies wishing to expand sales into the European Union. In addition to offering a strong local market, Germany’s shared borders positions it as the perfect distribution hub to service most of Europe. In fact, more goods pass through Germany than any other country in Europe. What do you need to know about this region if you’re considering a new or expanded ecommerce footprint in Germany?
Some highlights from our Market Guide:
- Ecommerce in Germany is projected to reach $99.33 billion by 2018. (Source: eMarketer)
- German shoppers use open invoice and direct debit payment types, a characteristic unique to the country. (Source: Paypers)
- Germany holds the #1 position in the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index and has been ranked first in the last three indexes