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The reports take into account a broad definition of B2C E-Commerce, which might include mobile commerce. As definitions may vary among sources, exact
definition used by the source (if available) is included at the bottom of the chart.
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METHODOLOGY OF THE CURRENT REPORT
This report covers the retail E-Commerce market in Indonesia. A broad definition of retail E-Commerce used by some original sources cited in this report might
include both B2C and C2C E-Commerce.
The report contains relevant information about international comparisons, market trends, E-Commerce sales and shares, Internet users and shoppers, products,
payment methods, delivery and players.
The report starts with an overview of the E-Commerce market and international comparisons, where the relevant country is compared to other countries in the
region in terms of criteria relevant to retail E-Commerce, such as sales, Internet and online shopper penetration.
Next, the “Trends” section includes an overview of market trends, such as M-Commerce and social commerce.
The section “Sales & Shares” covers the development of retail E-Commerce sales and E-Commerce’s share of total retail sales.
In the “Users & Shoppers” section, information about Internet penetration and online shoppers is included.
Afterwards, the section “Products” shows the leading product categories purchased online.
The next section, “Payment”, covers the payment methods most used by online shoppers.
Furthermore, the “Delivery” section covers information related to delivery in online shopping.
Finally, the “Players” section includes information about the leading E-Commerce companies, including rankings of top online shopping platforms by website
visits, awareness and usage rates by online shoppers.
the sale of products (and services) through electronic transactions via the Internet from businesses to
consumers (B2C). A broader definition of retail E-Commerce applied by some sources also includes consumer-
to-consumer (C2C) sales.
the total sales generated either on the E-Commerce market in a certain country or region, or the total sales
generated through E-Commerce by a player on the market.
M-Commerce, also called “Mobile Commerce”, means the sale of products (and services) through electronic
transactions via mobile devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and smartphones.
SOCIAL COMMERCE the sale of goods (and services) that involves the use of social media, such as social networks.
INTERNET USERS the total number of inhabitants in a certain country that regularly accesses the Internet.
ONLINE SHOPPERS the total number of inhabitants in a certain country or region that participates in B2C E-Commerce.
platforms where third-party merchants (B2C) or individuals (C2C) can sell their digital or physical products
online whereas the marketplace operator acts as an intermediary.
MARKETPLACE SELLERS individuals or businesses who use an E-Commerce marketplace as a platform to sell items to buyers.
GROSS MERCHANDISE VOLUME
abbreviated as GMV, a total value of successfully completed transactions between buyers and sellers on a
The following expressions and definitions are used in this market report*:
Note: *the definitions used by the original sources might differ from the ones stated on this chart; the exact definition used by each source, where available, is included on the respective
TABLE OF CONTENTS (1 OF 3)
1. Management Summary
2. Overview & International Comparisons
• Overview of E-Commerce Market and International Comparisons, March 2017
• B2C E-Commerce Sales in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Singapore, in USD million, 2015
• Total Retail Sales and Retail E-Commerce Sales, in USD billion, and E-Commerce Share of Total Retail Sales, in %, in Southeast Asia,
by Country, incl. Singapore, 2016e
• B2C E-Commerce Sales in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in USD billion, 2015 & 2025f
• B2C E-Commerce Share of Total Retail Sales in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in %, 2015 & 2025f
• Online Hotels and Airlines Sales in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in USD billion and in % of Total Hotels and Airlines Sales,
2015 & 2025f, and CAGR, in %, 2015-2025f
• Online Rides Sales in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in USD billion, 2015 & 2025f, and CAGR, in %, 2015-2025f
• Internet Penetration, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in % of Individuals, 2015
• Average Fixed Internet Connection Speeds in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in MBPS, Q2 2016
• Internet Users Growth in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in %, January 2017 Compared to January 2016
• Internet Users in Southeast Asia, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in millions, 2015 & 2020f
• Number of Internet Users Who Research Products or Services Online, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in millions, 2015
• Breakdown of Online Shoppers in Southeast Asia by Buying From Mobile Phone and From Other Devices, by Top Cities and Other
Areas, by Country, incl. Indonesia, in %, November 2015
• Breakdown of Online Shoppers in Southeast Asia by Buying From Mobile Phone and From Other Devices, by Top Cities and Other
Areas, by Country, incl. Singapore, in %, November 2015
• Top 10 E-Commerce Platforms Preferred for Online Shopping, by Rank, by Country, incl. Indonesia, 2015
• Overview of E-Commerce Trends, March 2017
• Breakdown of Devices Used to Access the Internet, in % of Internet Users, 2016
• Breakdown of Devices Used for Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, by Age Group, August 2016
• Share of Mobile Connected Device Owners Who Purchase via Mobile Device and Who Use a Mobile App to Make a Purchase, in %, Q1
• Share of Smartphone Users Who Bought a Product or Service Within an App, in %, and Share of Online Shopping Done Through Mobile
Apps, in %, June 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS (2 OF 3)
3. Trends (Cont.)
• Social Platforms Most Recognized as Platforms for Buying and Selling Online, by Social Media and Online Forum, in % of Internet Users,
• Activities Carried Out on Facebook, in % of Facebook Users, January 2016
• Breakdown of Perception of Security of Online Transactions, in % of Internet Users, 2016
4. Sales & Shares
• Retail E-Commerce Sales, in USD billion, by Six Comparative Estimates, 2014-2019f & 2025f
• E-Commerce Share of Total Retail Sales, in %, 2014 – 2019f
• E-Commerce Share of Total Retail Sales, in %, 2015 & 2025f
5. Internet Users & Online Shoppers
• Internet User Penetration, in % of Individuals, 2010 - 2015
• Breakdown of Internet Users, by Age Group and Gender, in %, 2016
• Share of Internet Users Aware of Online Shopping, in %, and Share of Internet Users Who Shopped Online, in %, 2016
• Number of Online Shoppers, in millions, and Penetration, in % of Internet Users, by Urban, Rural and Total, 2016e
• Perceived Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Shopping, in % of Internet Users, June 2016
• Reasons for Not Shopping Online and Factors That Would Encourage to Shop Online, in % of Internet Users Who Do Not Shop Online,
• Breakdown of Spending Amount on Each Online Purchase in USD, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
• Product Categories Purchased Online, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
• B2C E-Commerce Sales Growth by Product Category, incl. “Apparel and Footwear”, in % CAGR, 2014 - 2019f
• B2C E-Commerce Sales by Selected Product Categories, in IDR billion, 2014 & 2015e
• B2C E-Commerce Sales of “Apparel and Footwear”, in IDR billion, 2014, 2015e & 2019f
• Online Travel Sales, in USD billion, 2015 & 2025f
• Average Annual Online Spending, by Product Category, in IDR, June 2016
TABLE OF CONTENTS (3 OF 3)
• Breakdown of Payment Methods Used in Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, December 2016
• Breakdown of Reasons to Choose Payment via ATM, in % of Online Shoppers Who Pay for Online Purchases via ATM, December 2016
• Breakdown of E-Commerce Payments by Payment Method, by Approximate Share in %, 2015
• Most Popular Non-Bank Fintech Services, in % of Non-Bank Fintech Service Users, November 2016
• Overview of E-Commerce Delivery, March 2017
• Reasons to Choose an E-Commerce Website to Buy From, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
• Overview of E-Commerce Players, March 2017
• Top 6 E-Commerce Websites, by Total Visits, in millions, February 2017
• Awareness of E-Commerce Websites, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
• Most Frequently Used E-Commerce Websites, in % of Online Shoppers, by Age Group, August 2016
• Reasons to Choose a Specific E-Commerce Website to Buy From, in % of Online Shoppers, by Total Online Shoppers and Online
Shoppers Buying from Top 10 E-Commerce Websites, August 2016
• Sources of Information about E-Commerce Websites, by Total and Selected Leading E-Commerce Websites, in % of Internet Users,
• Platforms Used for Online Shopping, in % of Online Shoppers, March 2016
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High Technology Products
Food and Beverage
in % of Online Shoppers
“Clothes/accessories” was the leading product category purchased
by 55% of online shoppers in Indonesia, as of August 2016.
Indonesia: Product Categories Purchased Online, in % of Online Shoppers, August 2016
does not add up to 100% due to multiple answers possible
based on a survey of 1,468 respondents, conducted online nationwide from the10th
of August to 20th
of August; question asked “What did you buy at those E-commerce
websites?“; the base of respondents to this question were 1,124 online shoppers
Source: DI Marketing, September 2016
By 2025, the E-Commerce share of total retail sales of selected
physical product categories in Indonesia is projected to reach 8%.
Indonesia: E-Commerce Share of Total Retail Sales, in %, 2015 & 2025f
Definition: E-Commerce defined as online spending on electronics, apparel/clothing, household goods and food/grocery
Source: Google and Temasek, May 2016