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
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments in the Online Medical Supplies Sales industry is not proportional to population distribution. While largely populated regions are 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 sector, in which it is necessary for physical stores, including healthcare facilities, to be located near customers. Online retailers require only warehouse spaces 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