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Online Medical Supplies Sales in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Online Medical Supplies Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty | Nov 2014

Positive diagnosis: Demand from the aging population and e-commerce growth will spur sales

IBISWorld’s Online Medical Supplies 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$738m
Annual Growth 09-14
10.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
1,476
Businesses
357
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 by customers will encourage online sales, and demand for medical supplies will pick up as obesity and other health issues become more prevalent. Nevertheless, potential regulation requiring sales tax would constrain the industry growth.... purchase to read more

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The industry is highly fragmented, with a large number of small and independent players dominating the industry. These two characteristics reflect low barriers to entry; prospective players can establish online medical supply operations without much difficulty (other than sourcing relationships with wholesalers or manufacturers). Nonetheless, incumbent players can still benefit from the reputations they have established as reliable operators that supply merchandise of an acceptable quality. Existing operators have also had to gain the trust of consumers by providing secure websites for credit card details.

This industry also has a low level of capital intensity, which makes entry easier... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry?

This industry includes online retailers of medical supplies, which includes equipment and tools used in healthcare for diagnosis, therapy or surgery. Industry operators sell products such as topical treatments and dressings, antiseptics, bandages, cotton, first aid kits, syringes, ice bags, thermometers and heating pads. The industry does not include retailers of nutritional supplements, vitamins, personal care products, eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Industry Products
Other medical suppliesSurgical instrumentsSurgical and medical catheters Surgical and medical diagnostic apparatusSurgical and medical syringes and hypodermic needles Surgical and medical blood transfusion and IV equipment Dental equipment and suppliesOrthopedic and prosthetic appliances and supplies
 
Industry Activities
Retailing medical suppliesMarketing medical supplies


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