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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 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
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 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 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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