The key to handling surges in e-commerce packaging demand: during COVID-19 and beyond

E-commerce was already a booming market before COVID-19, hitting sales of over 3.5 trillion US dollars in 2019 and projected to reach 6.5 trillion US dollars by 2022.1

But since the pandemic hit, online spending has increased even further. There has been a 20% surge in sales worldwide 2 and in some countries, the figure is even higher. For example, in the US, online sales of consumer packaged goods (CPG) grew 56% for the one week ending 18 April, compared to the same period a year earlier 3. It’s a pattern being replicated in countries all over the world.

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