Running smoothly: Greater online shopping activity and disposable incomes will drive growth

Since shoes are generally discretionary purchases, demand for shoes via online outlets heavily depends on per capita disposable income and other macroeconomic factors that drive consumer spending. Therefore, the industry took a hit during tough economic times, when consumers actively cut back on spending. Nonetheless, the online industry has gained wider acceptance among price-conscious consumers, and this trend will carry the industry through the next five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 11-16
15.2%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
35,056
Businesses
2,604
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth will continue, albeit at a slower rate as the industry’s markets become saturated
  • Consumers are still conservative with their dollars and are often driven by value
  • Shoppers will increasingly turn to cheaper offerings online, benefiting shoe e-tailers
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Online Shoe Sales industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2021, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 13.8%. Over the same period, US GDP is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 2.1%. These disparate rates indicate that the industry is growing as a share of the US economy. A continued move by consumers toward online retail channels, combined with rising industry participation and technological change, indicates a growing industry.Over the five years to 2016, the number of online shoe retailers has increased at an average annual rate of 10.8% to an estimated 2,510 businesses. ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Shoe Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Shoe Sales 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 Per capita disposable income and Number of broadband connections in the Online Shoe Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Shoe Sales Industry?

    This industry retails shoes for men, women and children via the internet. Industry goods are typically purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and then sold to the public online.

    Industry Products
  • Women's dress shoes and casual footwear
  • Men's dress shoes and casual footwear
  • Children's shoes
  • Men's athletic shoes
  • Women's athletic shoes
  • Industry Activities
  • Online women's shoe sales
  • Online men's shoe sales
  • Online children's shoe sales
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of broadband connections
  • External competition
  • Price of shoes

  • Current Performance
    Click and mortarStep in the right directionProfit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Looking for clicksLegislation threatens industry
  • Table: Online Shoe Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Shoe Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's dress shoes and casual footwear
  • Men's athletic shoes
  • Other
  • Children's shoes
  • Men's dress shoes and casual footwear
  • Women's athletic shoes
  • Chart: Online Shoe Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women aged 35 to 54
  • Women aged 34 and younger
  • Women aged 55 and older
  • Men aged 35 to 54
  • Men aged 34 and younger
  • Men aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Shoe Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Shoe Sales

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Shoe Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Amazon.comFoot Locker Retail Inc.
  • Table: Amazon.com - financial performance
  • Table: Foot Locker Retail Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Shoe Sales 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 Online Shoe Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Shoes (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, households goods and other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Broadband
  • An alternative internet connection to dial-up that permits access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • Dial-Up
  • An internet connection achieved through existing telephone lines.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Paypal
  • An American-based global e-commerce business that permits payments and money transfers via the internet.
  • Search Engine Optimization (Seo)
  • The process of improving a website or web page's visibility in search engines.
  • 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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    The Online Shoe Sales market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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