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

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E-Commerce & Online Auctions Market Research Report | NAICS 45411a | Sep 2015

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

IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. Accelerated by higher levels of disposable income and consumer's growing propensity to conduct services online, industry revenue has grown over the past five years. In the next five years, continued economic recovery and declining unemployment will improve consumer ocnfidence, thus increasing consumers' likelihood and ability to buy. Additionally, internet traffic volume will continue to flourish, boosting industry demand... 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 low prices along with 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 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
Computer hardwareFood, beverages and alcoholClothing, footwear and accessoriesMedication and cosmeticsFurniture and home appliancesOffice 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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