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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 | Jul 2014

Good bet: As consumers make more online purchases, strong industry growth will continue

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.

Report Snapshot
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 & Online Auctions industry has experienced exceptionally rapid growth since the beginning of the decade, outperforming most retail sectors. As internet use becomes more commonplace, consumers are more likely to purchase goods from online retailers. Growth in this industry is also due to consumers becoming more comfortable purchasing items online. In particular, internet payment systems like PayPal have made buying online easier and more secure, helping retailers sway security-minded consumers and attract repeat buyers... 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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