Dear export agents, retail sales staff, business administrators, online marketing managers, eCommerce specialists, SEO managers and colleagues, Berlin’s commerce and eCommerce sectors have a wide range of professions. With over 4,600 commercial agents, 36,200 retailers and 10,900 wholesalers, as well as total revenue of more than EUR 52 billion, the industry is certainly one of Berlin’s principal economic sectors.
Retail in Berlin
Around 120,000 Berlin residents are employed in retail alone. They provide the capital’s residents with all their daily needs. Approximately 37,000 colleagues currently work for Berlin’s wholesalers. They support a wide range of clients – from small restaurants to major commercial customers.
As well as the commercial firms that are represented by shops and stores in Berlin, there are also some businesses that have one or more subsidiaries in the capital. The latter includes companies such as McPaper, Gravis and the shoe retailer Leiser.
eCommerce in Berlin
Berlin has a booming eCommerce industry. Every year, approximately 6,000 new companies are founded in this sector. Success stories such as those achieved by Zalando, Mister Spex and ReBuy are attracting many start-ups to the capital. This is increasing the demand for qualified staff. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.
Berlin is considered to be Germany’s eCommerce melting pot. But the international market has also discovered the capital. Every year, events such as “eCommerce Berlin Expo” welcome experts and industry specialists from all over Europe. Here, you can establish contacts, expand your networks and conclude partnership agreements.
Retail & eCommerce in Berlin
Berlin associations in the field of trade & eCommerce
Study & training opportunities in Retail and eCommerce
Berlin’s colleges and universities have responded to the boom in the industry and offer many courses specialising in eCommerce. Across Berlin, there over 300 business administration and economics courses alone. Many Berlin companies also offer training programmes – in retail or wholesale, for example. Apprentices and students can therefore set individual priorities and optimally prepare for a career in this rapidly growing sector.