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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 | May 2015

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

IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$281bn
Annual Growth 10-15
12.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
340,331
Businesses
176,505
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 is expected to rise. 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 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 $0.13 in capital investment in 2015. Capital investment is mainly in warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse fixtures. Over the past five years, capital intensity has decreased due to the rising number of nonemployers that sell small product batches and do not require extensive warehouse equipment. In addition, online shopping operators outlay capital on technology to establish, implement and maintain their websites. Requirements for establishing and maintaining databases include computers, printers, software programs for an electronic payment system and firewalls... 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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