E-Commerce & Online Auctions in the US: Market Research Report

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E-Commerce & Online Auctions Market Research Report | NAICS 45411a | Sep 2014

Good bet: Consumers will make more online purchases as purchasing technology and connectivity increase

IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Every year, more time-strapped consumers are being lured by offers of free shipping to purchase goods from online retail marketplaces, one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. In 2013, the National Retail Federation estimated 140 million shoppers have fled from brick-and-mortar malls to shop from the comfort of their own living rooms. Despite the brief recession-induced slowdown in 2009, industry revenue is expected to rise in the five years to 2014. In the next five years, continued economic recovery is expected to drive industry's strong growth, but as the industry becomes more established over the next five years, revenue growth is anticipated to temper... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Computers and TVs

Computer hardware, software and supplies, along with TVs, DVD players and related items, comprise the largest product group sold online. With the number of computers, laptops, TVs and similar electronic goods increasing in America, demand for these products has been strong. Most households now own multiple TVs and computers, and new models of these products (especially tablets and flatscreen TVs) tend to be released rapidly, leading to repeat purchases as older models become obsolete. Though consumers are more likely to purchase TVs or computers at brick-and-mortar stores, a growing number of consumers are buying them online because of the positive reputation most large sites have for providing warranties and quality guarantees... purchase to read more


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What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is comprised of establishments that primarily sell goods online. The internet is the main selling platform via either a retailer's online store or an auction site. Brick-and-mortar stores that have also set up websites in conjunction with physical outlets are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Computers and TVsFood, beverages and pet foodClothing, footwear, accessories and jewelryMedication and cosmeticsFurniture and home appliancesOffice equipment and suppliesSporting goods, toys, hobby items and gamesOther merchandise
Industry Activities
Operating internet sale sitesOperating internet auction sites

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