Positive diagnosis: Demand from the aging population and e-commerce growth will spur sales
IBISWorld’s Online Medical Supplies Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has a low level of concentration, with small companies making up more than 75.0% of the market. The two largest players are expected to account for less than 10.0% of industry revenue in 2013, with neither company holding more than 5.0% market share. Over the past five years, industry concentration has increased. The main reasons for the growing market share of players include recent acquisitions and players' ability to expand their product mix to reach a wider customer base... purchase to read more
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.
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