Well aged: Increased income and internet use have bolstered industry revenue and profit

The Online Antiques and Collectibles Sales industry has continued to flourish over the five years to 2016, largely due to the growing ubiquity of online shopping. Antiques and collectibles are timeless yet discretionary items, making this industry highly sensitive to changes in disposable income. In the coming years, the industry will attract a larger customer market as more households buy industry products electronically and consumers have more income to spend on luxuries. Positive income and consumer spending growth will drive demand for discretionary products. Rising consumer confidence will particularly benefit the industry's long-term growth because it makes consumers more willing to splurge on discretionary antiques and collectibles...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 11-16
3.5%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
3,801
Businesses
1,626
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing consumer income and access to broadband internet is boosting industry sales
  • Operators have had to invest heavily in advertising and compete on price to stand out
  • Improving productivity and efficiency have driven profit, a trend set to continue
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Online Antiques and Collectibles Sales industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2021, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.8%. Meanwhile, US GDP is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 2.1% over this same period. As a result, the industry's importance to the economy is rising, suggesting that the industry is in a growth life cycle stage.Over the 10 years to 2021, the number of online retailers and auction sites is projected to increase at an average annual rate of 5.4%. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a diverse range of customers
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and commerce sales in the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry?

    This industry retails or auctions antiques and collectibles, such as coins, jewelry, books, figurines and memorabilia. Online sales and auctions of original art pieces are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Antiques (items over 100 years old)
  • Collectibles (items less than 100 years old)
  • Industry Activities
  • Online antiques retailing
  • Online collectibles retailing
  • Listing antiques and collectibles online for third parties
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from furniture and home furnishings stores
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Number of broadband connections

  • Current Performance
  • Luxuries are the first to go
  • Technology leads the way
  • Growing rapidly
  • Sales tax struggles
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The ease of e-shopping supports growth
  • Operators look for clicks
  • Legislative threats
  • Table: Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Used Goods Stores
  • Art Dealers
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumers
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Collectibles (items less than 100 years old)
  • Antiques (items over 100 years old)
  • Chart: Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 65
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 18 to 35
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent, utilities and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Heritage Auctions Inc.eBay Inc.
  • Table: Heritage Auctions Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: eBay Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Antiques & Collectibles 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 Antiques & Collectibles Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Antique
  • An item valued and sought by collectors that is more than 100 years old.
  • Auction
  • A public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
  • Brick And Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Collectible
  • An item valued and sought by collectors that is less than 100 years old.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Novelty Item
  • Small manufactured goods, such as collectables, gadgets and executive toys that generally devices that do not have a primarily practical function.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Online Antiques & Collectibles 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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