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ePharmacies

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ePharmacies
Published: January 1, 2019 Content info: 172 Pages
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ePharmacies in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 69 companies including many key and niche players such as -

1mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Canada Drugs
Dr Fox Pharmacy
eDrugstore.com
Express Scripts Holding Company
Giant Eagle, Inc.

Table of Contents
Product Code: MCP-6829

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

  • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

  • ePharmacies: A General Categorization
  • Classification Based on the Need for Prescription
  • Classification based on the eStrategy Adopted

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • ePharmacy on the Roll Despite Stumbling Blocks
  • Inherent Benefits of the Channel - A Key Driving Factor
  • Regulations - A Game Changer for the ePharmacy Market
  • Legal Status of Online Sale of Medications - Prescription and Non-Prescription in Select Markets

2. MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS & ISSUES

  • ePharmacies Bring Potential Value to Customers
  • ePharmacies Enable Better Care and Enhance Quality of Life
  • Prescription Drugs Fuel the Growth of Electronic Pharmacies
  • Increasing Healthcare Spending in Emerging Markets: Opportunities in Store
    • Table 1: Healthcare Spending as a Percentage of GDP by Region (2016) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 2: Per-Capita Healthcare Expenditure in US$ for Select Countries/Regions (2016) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 3: Life Expectancy for Select Countries in Number of Years: 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Ballooning Elderly Population: The Vital Growth Driver
    • Table 4: Global Aging Population (in Thousands) by Age Group: 1975-2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Global Aging Population in Select Regions/Countries: Population of 60+ Individuals in '000s and as a Percentage of Total Population for 2015 & 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Internet Globalizes Drug Sales through ePharmacies
  • Expanding Internet User Base: A Key Driving Force
    • Table 6: Global Mobile Internet Subscriptions (In Million) & Smart Phone Penetration Rate (%) in Developed and Developing Countries for the Year 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: Global Internet Services Market by Country/Region (2016): Number of Internet Users in Million for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: Global IP Traffic by End-User Segment (2016 & 2020): Percentage Breakdown of Exabyte Traffic for Consumer and Business (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Rising Smartphone Usage Supports Growing Adoption
    • Table 9: Global Shipments (in Million Units) of Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops and Desktop PCs: 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: Global Mobile Phones Market: Percentage Share Breakdown of Shipments by Feature Phones and Smartphones: 2010-2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: World Market for Smartphones (2011, 2015 & 2016): Volume Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: Smartphone Penetration as a Proportion (%) of Total Mobile Users in Select Countries (2017) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Re-importation or Cross Border Drug Sales: An Area of Concern in the US
  • Cyber Crime in the Name of ePharmacies on the Rise
  • Online Pharmacies Growth Leads to Global Presence of Counterfeit Drugs
  • Perils of Counterfeit and Fake Drugs
  • Operation Pangea X - A Major Crackdown against Illegal Online Pharmacies

3. SERVICE OVERVIEW

  • Factors Favoring Consumer Inclination towards ePharmacies
  • Pharmacies and the eCommerce Business Model
  • ePharmacies: A General Categorization
  • Classification Based on the Need for Prescription
  • Classification based on the eStrategy Adopted
  • Conventional Pharmacies Vs. Electronic Pharmacies: A Comparison
  • Benefits Conferred by eCommerce Business Model
  • Feasibility of Electronic Pharmacies
  • The Click and Brick Strategy
  • ePharmacies: Stakeholders
  • Processes and Components of an ePharmacy
  • Drug Regulatory Authorities of Select Countries
  • Benefits of ePharmacies
  • Possible Risks Associated with Electronic Pharmacies
  • An Assessment of Factors that Deter People from Purchasing Medicines Online

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • Zur Rose Group Acquires Vitalsana
  • Medsonway Solutions Raises New Funding
  • PetSmart Establishes Online Pharmacy Store - PetSmart Pharmacy
  • Shop Apotheke Europe Takes Over Europa Apotheek
  • 1mg Takes Over Dawailelo.com
  • Medlife Announces Investment Plan for Expansion of ePharmacy Business
  • Axfood to Commence New Online Pharmacy in Sweden
  • Myra Raises New Funding from Matrix Partners and Times Internet
  • Ayala Invests in MedGrocer Online Pharmacy Owner Wellbridge Health
  • 1mg Technologies Acquires MediAngels
  • Walgreens to Close Operations of drugstore.com
  • Pharmacy2U Merges with ChemistDirect.co.uk
  • LloydsPharmacy Starts a New Website

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

  • 1mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India)
  • Canada Drugs (Canada)
  • Dr Fox Pharmacy (UK)
  • eDrugstore.com (USA)
  • Express Scripts Holding Company (USA)
  • Giant Eagle, Inc. (USA)
  • InternationalDrugMart.com (Cyprus)
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd. (UK)
  • MediSave (Canada)
  • Netmeds Marketplace Limited (India)
  • OptumRx, Inc. (USA)
  • PlanetRx (UK)
  • Rowlands Pharmacy (UK)
  • Sanicare-Apotheke (Germany)
  • T.mall.com (China)
  • The Kroger Company (USA)
  • Walgreen Co. (USA)
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (USA)
  • Yihaodian (China)
  • Zur Rose Group AG (Switzerland)
  • DocMorris NV (Netherlands)

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: World Historic Review for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Demographic Shift to Aid Growth
    • Amazon`s Planned Entry into Pharmacy Market: Challenges & Opportunities for Pharma Industry
    • Need for Industry Players to Brace the Storm
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 16: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: US Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 18: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: Canadian Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Market Ready for Further Digital Disruption
    • Online OTC Pharmaceuticals Market in Europe - An Overview
    • Table 20: ePharmacy OTC Products Market in Europe (2015-2024): Percentage Share of Online OTC Sales of Overall OTC Drugs Market (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: Online Penetration of OTC Products in Europe by Country (2017E): Percentage Share of Online Sales of OTC Drugs Market for Select European Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Characterization of Online Pharmacy Shoppers
    • Changing Face of Regulations around Online Pharmacy
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 22: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: European Historic Review for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: European 14-Year Perspective for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Germany, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3a. GERMANY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Table 25: German ePharmacy Market by Segment (2017 & 2022): Percentage Breakdown of ePharmacy Sales Revenue for Prescription Drugs and OTC Drugs (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: Leading Categories in the German ePharmacy OTC Market as a Percentage of Overall Value Sales (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Competitive Landscape
    • Table 27: Comparison of Offerings of Major Players in the German ePharmacy Market
    • Table 28: Price Comparison of Select Drugs on DocMorris, Europa Apotheek and Shop Apotheke
    • Competition Intensifies in the German and European ePharmacy Market
    • The ECJ Ruling - Will it Open Doors for Omnichannel Retailing?
    • Sanicare-Apotheke - A Leading Germany-Based Mail Order Pharmacy
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 29: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: German Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3b. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Electronic Prescriptions - A Key Driving Factor
    • Increased Consumer Inclination towards Online Purchases - A Key Growth Driver
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 31: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: UK Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3c. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Focus on Select Regional Markets
      • France
      • Pharmacy and Pharmacist Monopoly Scuttles Online Growth Prospects
      • Italy
      • Regulatory Changes to Herald Online Pharmacy
      • Switzerland
      • Stringent Laws Limit Growth of ePharmacy
      • Competitive Landscape
    • Table 33: Leading Players in the Swiss ePharmacy Market (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Galenica Sante, Zur Rose and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Zur Rose - A Major Pure Play Online Pharmacy
      • Poland
      • Market Shows Signs of Tremendous Growth
      • Russia
      • Legalization of ePharmacy On the Cards
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 34: Rest of European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 35: Rest of European Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Growing Internet Access and Smartphone Adoption to Drive Growth
    • Table 36: Smartphone Penetration as a Proportion (%) of Total Mobile Users in Select Countries (2017) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 37: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for ePharmacies by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. CHINA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • ePharmacy Slated to Experience Significant Growth
    • Multiple Factors Lend Traction
    • Sheer Size of the Pharmaceutical Industry Promises Tremendous Prospects
    • Prescription Drugs Hold Key to Future Growth
    • Rapid Growth in Mobile Networks to Drive Growth
    • Competitive Landscape
      • Leading Players Bet on ePharmacy
      • Self-Operated E-Pharmacies to Overtake Third-Party Platforms
    • Immense Challenges Lie Ahead of ePharmacy in China
      • Illegal ePharmacies - A Growing Menace
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 40: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 41: Chinese Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • Focus on Select Regional Markets
      • Australia
      • Market Overview
      • Regulations for Online Medicines
      • India
      • Market Overview
      • Demographic Profile of Online Consumers of Medicines
      • Unmet Needs with Traditional Pharmacies to Drive Growth
      • Competitive Landscape
    • Table 42: Leading Players in the Indian ePharmacy Market by App Installs (2017): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Apps Installed for 1mg, NetMeds, PharmEasy, Practo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Industry Players Dot All Market Models
      • Business Models for ePharmacy in India - A Brief Comparison
      • Synopsized Review of Select Key Players
      • Increasing Funding Galvanizes Expansion Plans of Players
    • Table 43: Funding for Major ePharmacy Startups in India (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • 1mg to Seek Expansion with Infusion of New Funds
      • The Regulatory Conundrum
      • Voluntary Guidelines from the Industry - A Welcome Sign
      • Issues On Hand for Realization of 'Digital India'
      • Japan
      • Regulations on Online Drugs Sales
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 44: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 45: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 46: Middle East & African Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 47: Middle East & African Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Current & Future Analysis
    • An Overview of Regulations on Online Drugs Sales in Brazil
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 48: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 49: Latin American Historic Review for ePharmacies Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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