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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is highly fragmented with a low level of market share concentration. While merger and acquisition activity is prevalent among larger firms, low barriers to entry have encouraged several small nonemployers to enter the industry. Large companies 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... 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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