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

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

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

IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$298bn
Annual Growth 09-14
10.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
266,052
Businesses
131,447
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry has experienced a decade of growth as more and more Americans have become accustomed to making purchases online. The industry was briefly slowed by the recession; however, the economic recovery has been a boon to industry revenue. In the coming years, continued economic recovery is expected to drive the industry's strong growth, but as the industry becomes more established over the next five years, revenue growth is anticipated to temper. Rising disposable income and declining unemployment will improve consumer confidence, increasing consumers' likelihood and ability to buy... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry has a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.23 in capital investment. Capital investment is mainly in warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse fixtures. Over the past five years, capital intensity increased; in 2009, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent about $0.17 in capital investment. Capital investment rose partly due to the necessity for operators to keep up with constantly evolving technology improvements, which is a must to enhance the shopping experience for consumers... 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 sell all types of 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 sales sitesOperating internet auction sites


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