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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 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

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 Investment Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry has a medium level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.23 in capital investment. Capital investment is mainly in warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse staff. Over the past five years, capital intensity increased; in 2009, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent about $0.17 in capital investment. Capital investment rose partly due to the necessity for operators to keep up with constantly evolving technology improvements, which is a must to enhance the shopping experience for consumers... 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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