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

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E-Commerce & Online Auctions Market Research Report | NAICS 45411a | Jun 2016

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The E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Accelerated by higher levels of disposable income and consumer's growing propensity to conduct services online, revenue for the E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is expected to rise during the five years to 2016. As internet traffic increases and online shopping becomes more popular, retailers are expanding the products they carry to include common household goods such as DVDs, Blu-rays, books, clothing, footwear and even grocery and cleaning products. Hard-to-find niche products or products that are no longer being produced have also found a place in online markets. In the next five years, continued economic recovery is expected to drive the industry's strong growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.15 in capital investment in 2016. Capital investment is mainly in software, warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse fixtures. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased due to the rising use of big data and software, which help operators target the right customer segments with relevant and engaging messages and ensure that companies are matching their products to current trends... purchase to read more


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What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry comprises establishments that sell merchandise online. The internet is the main selling platform via either a retailer’s online store or an auction site. This industry excludes media and software that is streamed or downloaded online.

Industry Products
Computers, electronics and appliancesFood and beveragesClothing, footwear and accessories (excluding jewelry)Medication and cosmeticsFurniture and home furnishingsOffice equipment and suppliesSporting goods, toys, hobby items and gamesOther merchandise
Industry Activities
Retailing computers, TVs and other electronics onlineRetailing clothing and footwear onlineRetailing other merchandise onlineOperating internet auction sites

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