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The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is growing rapidly as more time-strapped and cost-conscious consumers are lured by the convenience of finding, comparing and purchasing products online easily and quickly. Driven by increased consumer spending and the rapidly growing number of total internet connections, revenue for the E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is expected to rise over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue on its current course as internet traffic volume continues to grow and spending further shifts from traditional retailing to e-commerce...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$452bn
Annual Growth 12-17
12.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
524,246
Businesses
137,184
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Internet traffic volume will continue to flourish, boosting consumers’ accessibility to e-retailers
  • Increased competition puts pressure on online retailers to differentiate themselves from industry rivals
  • Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy, but can still play a major role in the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is highly fragmented with a low level of market share concentration. Low barriers to entry encourage nonemployers to enter the industry, depressing market share and increasing competition. Nevertheless, Amazon has managed to capture a considerable share of the market due to its wide variety of products and convenient shipping options, as evident with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods. In an effort to compete with Amazon, other large companies have made similar acquisitions of smaller companies that offer more innovative products or services, or will help in product mix or customer-base expansion. An example of this is Walmart's purchase of e-commerce retailer Jet.com in 2016 and Target's acquisition of online beauty site DermStore in 2014. Mar...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as commerce sales and Per capita disposable income in the E-Commerce & Online Auctions industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

    The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry comprises establishments that sell merchandise online. The internet is the main selling platform via either a retailer’s online store or an auction site. This industry excludes media and software that is streamed or downloaded online.

    Industry Products
  • Computers, electronics and appliances
  • Media
  • Clothing, footwear and accessories
  • Home and office
  • Medication and health aids
  • Food, beer and wine
  • Sporting goods, toys, hobby items and games
  • Other merchandise
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing computers, TVs and other electronics online
  • Retailing clothing and footwear online
  • Retailing other merchandise online
  • Operating internet auction sites
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Internet traffic volume
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Mobile drives growth
  • Rising competition
  • Specialty and new online retailers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition continues to rise
  • A digital future
  • Table: E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Carpenters
  • Interior Designers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Computer Stores
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Postal Service
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Other merchandise
  • Clothing, footwear and accessories
  • Computers, electronics and appliances
  • Home and office
  • Media
  • Sporting goods, toys, hobby items and games
  • Medication and health aids
  • Food, beer and wine
  • Chart: E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Clicks over bricks
  • Product availability

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs E-Commerce & Online Auctions

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Amazon.com Inc.,
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Big Data
  • Extremely large data sets that are analyzed using software to identify consumer and market trends
  • Brick- And-Mortar Store
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Chatbot
  • Software that communicates with people via voice or message and is designed to simulate human conversation
  • Multichannel Marketing
  • A marketing approach in which companies market to consumers using a variety of platforms, such as email and print advertisement.
  • Picker
  • A person who works in a warehouse finding items that are shipped to customers
  • Social Commerce
  • A subset of e-commerce that involves using social media to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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