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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

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 & 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

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In the 10 years to 2019, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to increase at an annual rate of 8.9%. Meanwhile, US GDP is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 2.7% over the same period. The industry is in a growth phase of its life cycle because its growth rate outpaces GDP over a 10-year period, and the industry is still experiencing the entrance of many new operators and rapid innovation.

Over the five years to 2014, the number of online retailers and auction sites has increased at an average annual rate of 12.7% to an estimated 137,544. And the number of industry operators is forecast to continue to increase; over the five years to 2019, the number of establishments is expected to rise 9.2% to 213,230... 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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