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The Online Antiques and Collectibles Sales industry has continued to flourish over the past five years, 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. Industry retailers of these items have benefited from the wider trend of e-commerce growth, with consumers increasingly turning to online retailers to make their purchases. The growth of this relatively new industry has coincided with the increasing prevalence of internet access, particularly broadband...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • In the coming years, the Online Antiques and Collectibles Sales industry will attract a larger customer market
  • The industry has expanded over the past five years in line with growing demand for industry products
  • Brick-and-mortar companies are expected to increasingly emphasize online sales
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Online Antiques and Collectibles Sales industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2018, the two largest firms are anticipated to account for 34.5% of total industry revenue. Although the two largest industry companies account for a sizeable portion of revenue, the remaining industry firms are highly fragmented, as is generally the case in the overall e-commerce sector. The industry's low barriers to entry encourage potential new operators to establish themselves in the market Additionally, smaller operators will often partner with a larger industry player for certain sales, eBay for example, to attract a greater audience and achieve the highest-possible asking price...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 64
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Antiques & Collectibles Sales

  • Basis of 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
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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