The factors such as increasing awareness regarding hygiene, availability of a wide range of brands, including premium foreign brands, etc. are expected to drive the market growth. For instance, India represents abundant opportunities for premium baby products due to the increasing demand from high-end consumers. E-retailers such as Amazon, Flipkart, Firstcry, Babyoye, and Snapdeal are in the vanguard offering great deals on premium products. Mother Care, Carter, Chicco, and Johnson & Johnson, are the favored brands when it comes to diapers.
The global online baby products retailing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.6% during the forecast period, 2019–2026.
Based on type, the market is segmented by gear, toy, apparel, diaper, feeding product, and others. Baby care products such as body wash, shampoo, and lotions are the other segments. Others segment holds the largest market share in the base year i.e., 2018, and the growth is mainly driven by the increasing number of parents using the internet for updating their knowledge on the best baby personal care products for their babies, which is prompting a shift from the traditional channel to the online retailing channel. The toy segment is expected to thrive at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, i.e. at a CAGR of 22.6%. The awareness in tandem with demand for eco-friendly toys, changing consumption tendencies, higher disposable incomes in metro cities, and proclivity for better quality games and toys for babies are expected to drive the toy segment during the forecast period. According to the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, the demise of Toys “R” Us is expected to make room for opportunities for the local toy retailers as they can fill in the gap by attracting the customers with ingenious strategies. The downfall of Toys “R” Us is foreseen to boost the revenue by as much as 20% for the local toy retailers.
Based on platform, the market is segmented by Mobile, and PC/Tablet.
PC/Tablet segment holds the largest market share due to features such as browser extensions as it adds convenience to users’ shopping experience. Consumers generally consider desktops to be safer for making large purchases and payments. However, the mobile Segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period i.e., at a CAGR of 25%. Mobile platforms allow consumers to purchase via shoppable posts or shopping apps, which bolsters the number of orders received from those browsing on a PC. Besides, a lot of people engage with brands – whether it’s via social media or at the time of random browsing on mobile devices; as per an IBM report, 46.4% of the online U.S. retail shopping traffic is now on mobile devices.
Geographically, the global online baby products retailing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Middle East and Africa.
North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21% during the forecast period. According to the e-Commerce Benchmark 2019 report by Canada Post, the Canadian population buys around 10% of baby products and supplies through the online platform. According to a research conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the birth rate in Mexico is slowing down; however, the sales of baby and child-specific products continues to grow.
Europe held a market share of 27.61% in the year 2018. According to an estimation by Webdata Solutions GmbH, around 37% of the German population prefer online purchasing of baby toys, whereas 32% prefer stationary retail. The gear segment is expected to flourish in the U.K. due to stringent government regulations toward enhancing the quality of baby strollers and other baby gear products. These regulations are compelling manufacturers to endow safety measures and multi-functionality.
Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., at a CAGR of 22.9%. China has outpaced the U.S. as the largest retail market across the world as per the report published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China in 2018. China is experiencing a great deal of demand from Japanese-made disposable diapers and pants-type disposable diapers, specifically in the e-commerce sector, resulting in synergistic profit for the Asian market.
LAMEA is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.6% during the forecast period. The baby products segment is one of the fastest growing and most innovative in the online commerce business in South America, especially Brazil. It is considered as ecommerce powerhouse of the Latin America and holds the share of more than 30% in 2018. Brazil is followed by Saudi Arbia, South Africa and UAE.
Some of the key players in the online baby products retailing are Amazon, Babies “R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, BabyEarth, Alibaba Group, Argos, Babydash, BabyGroup, Babyshop, Bebe Stores, Bubs Baby Shop, DisneyStore, eBay, FirstCry, Justkidding, Kidsroom.de., Kiddicare, Macys, Mumzworld, MyBabyCart, Pupsik Studio, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Zulily.
Online Baby Products Retailing Market Segmentation
- Feeding Product
- Rest of Europe
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of LAMEA