Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty | Mar 2015

Clear vision: Online eyewear sales will grow at a slower pace due to industry concentration

IBISWorld’s Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
1-800 Contacts 1-800 Contacts market share
Walgreen Co. Walgreen Co. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales industry has benefited from more consumers purchasing eyewear products from online retailers, rather than brick-and-mortar stores. Furthermore, the burgeoning elderly population has provided a boon to the industry. However, in the next five years, the industry will endure rising external competition, slowing industry growth. Nevertheless, many online retailers will expand their software that enables consumers to virtually try on products or try on frames at home, boosting demand for industry services.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2015, for every dollar spent on wages, the industry incurs an estimated $0.28 in capital expenditures. Capital-related costs include warehouse space, computer equipment and distribution expenditures. Additionally, online eyeglasses and contact lens retailers have capital costs from purchasing a domain name and a website hosting provider. To maintain their websites and protect consumers from fraud, online retailers need to purchase and maintain computers, printers, software programs, such as electronic payment programs and firewalls.

Comparatively, wage costs include hiring contracted website designers... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales Industry?

This industry sells optical and eyewear goods over the internet. Merchandise is generally purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and it is then sold to the public.

Industry Products
EyeglassesSunglassesPrescription sunglassesContacts
Industry Activities
Retailing prescription and nonprescription eyeglasses over the internetRetailing contact lenses over the internetRetailing sunglasses over the internetRetailing optical accessories over the internet

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