Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Online medical supplies sales will experience strong growth over the next five years, driven by an aging population and increasing penetration of the internet. Growing broadband use from customers will encourage online sales, and demand for medical supplies will pick up as obesity and other health issues become more prevalent. Nevertheless, if it passes a law to collect sales tax will likely constrain the industry's growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments in the Online Medical Supplies Sales industry is not proportional to the population distribution. While largely populated regions are the most important to the industry, the number of establishments per capita varies considerably across the country. This trend is dissimilar to the rest of the medical supplies retail industry, where it is necessary for physical stores to be located near customers, including healthcare facilities. Online retailers only require warehouse spaces in which to store goods, which are then delivered to customers via mail.
Major hubs for industry operators include the West, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions... purchase to read more