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Online Art Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Art Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Furniture & Home Furnishings | Jul 2013

A work of art: Strong industry revenue gains will continue to be driven by foreign demand

The Online Art Sales market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Christie’s International Christie’s International  market share
Heritage Auctions Inc. Heritage Auctions Inc. market share
Sotheby's Holdings Inc. Sotheby's Holdings Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$835m
Annual Growth 08-13
11.6%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
1,034
Businesses
339
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Online art sales will continue to grow steadily as consumers increasingly use the internet to bid on art auctions. A low trade-weighted index (the measure of the US dollar against foreign currencies) has boosted demand through an increase in overseas art sales. The market for online art sales will continue to benefit from an affluent and global customer base through the next five years, but the double-digit gains in exports exhibited during the beginning of the 21st century will eventually moderate into more stable growth.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The level of difficulty in starting an online art sales business is moderate. The industry is highly fragmented with a large number of small and independent players dominating the industry. However, new entrants to the industry will be challenged by a number of factors largely stemming from the lack of name recognition.

More established firms that benefit from solid, positive reputations garner the loyalty of both high-end art collectors and recognized artists, both of which directly determine the economic success of the enterprise. New entrants need to more heavily market and promote their services as well as the artists that exhibit at their sites, in order to attract traffic and increase visitors... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Online Art Sales Industry?

This industry primarily retails or auctions original and limited-edition artwork. Industry players purchase artwork from artists, individual owners and other dealers for resale or auction to consumers with little or no further development of the product. Sales of reproductions are excluded.

Industry Products
PaintingsDrawingsSculpturesPhotographyOther media
 
Industry Activities
Internet art salesOnline art auctionsOnline art fairsOnline art trade and dealing


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