Press release

Soaring sales of ecommerce packaging

Brussels, September 2022

FEPE members are selling more and more ecommerce packaging

FEPE members got together again in Ljubljana for the first time since the Covid-19 2-year interruption. More than 60 delegates from Europe and beyond met from September 8–10 to discuss global technological and economic developments.

While the main topic was Sustainability, the trend towards more and more online trading was an important theme throughout the presentations and discussions. Market Research company Smithers presented a new FEPE study showing that further significant growth in ecommerce can be expected in the coming years.

While the envelope volume for classic letter communication has been continuously decreasing for several years, FEPE members are developing and selling more and more ecommerce packaging.

The envelope and light paper packaging industry is currently very concerned about the exploding raw material and energy prices as well as the availability of paper and qualified staff. These obstacles have forced some companies to shut down machines or fulfil orders with long delivery times.

Due to the increasing energy costs, further price increases in raw paper can also be expected.

Light packaging for ecommerce deliveries will also be topic at the upcoming Fachpack trade fair, where FEPE will have its own booth, in Nuremberg, Germany, September 27–29.

About FEPE (Federation for envelopes and for light and ecommerce packaging in Europe)

FEPE is an international association representing more than 100 companies directly or indirectly linked to the envelope industry in Europe. These are envelope manufacturers envelope printers and suppliers to the envelope industry. Most of the members are located in Europe. However, FEPE has a number of international members who have an interest in European envelope manufacturing.

FEPE was founded in 1957 with the aim of supporting the industry and its members. In 2007, its office moved from Zurich to Brussels in order to be able to promote the industry in Europe in an even more targeted manner.