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Online Medical Supplies Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Medical Supplies Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty | Sep 2013

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

The Online Medical Supplies Sales market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 08-13
10.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
5,708
Businesses
1,081
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Positive diagnosis

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 Investment Chapter

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has a moderate level of capital intensity, with most investment requirements in the form of warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse staff. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.27 is expected to be spent on capital in 2013. Capital intensity increased slightly during the past five years. The change is largely due to online retailing websites becoming more popular; these businesses require less labor and more capital investment. Companies increasingly invest in technology to improve sales efficiency.

While the level of capital investment is moderate relative to labor costs in the industry, the requirements for setting up an online medical supplies store are relatively minimal... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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