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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 | Sep 2014

Good bet: Consumers will make more online purchases as purchasing 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
$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

Every year, more time-strapped consumers are being lured by offers of free shipping to purchase goods from online retail marketplaces, one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. In 2013, the National Retail Federation estimated 140 million shoppers have fled from brick-and-mortar malls to shop from the comfort of their own living rooms. Despite the brief recession-induced slowdown in 2009, industry revenue is expected to rise in the five years to 2014. In the next five years, continued economic recovery is expected to drive industry's strong growth, but as the industry becomes more established over the next five years, revenue growth is anticipated to temper... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is highly fragmented with a low level of market share concentration. Industry concentration has increased over the past five years due to merger and acquisition activity. Large firms are buying up smaller ones that offer innovative technologies and services. Further, acquisitions allow major players to expand their product mix to reach a wider customer base. The four largest players are expected to account for an estimated 23.6% of industry revenue in 2014; dominant player Amazon.com is responsible for 18.9% of industry revenue alone. According to US Census data and IBISWorld estimates, nearly three-quarters of all industry firms employ fewer than five people... 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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