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IBISWorld’s Online Hardware & Tool Sales market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Steady economic growth and an increase in consumer spending will lead to strong growth
  • Industry operators must grapple with an increasingly competitive environment
  • As construction and renovation activities return, demand for tools will grow

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Online Hardware and Tool Sales industry has grown substantially for more than a decade. Per capita disposable income is expected to continue increasing amid declining unemployment and an improving economy, enabling consumers to increase their spending on items such as tools, hardware, paint and other related accessories. Over the next five years, steady economic growth and an increase in consumer spending are expected to drive the industry. Rising disposable income and consistently low unemployment will continue to facilitate industry demand, increasing consumers' propensity to engage in home improvement projects and other activities that require industry products...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Online hardware and tool sales are heavily concentrated in the West region of the United States, which accounts for 23.4% of total industry establishments. This region is suited well for hardware and tool e-tailers because it is close to a large portion of the country's population (17.0% of US citizens reside in these states). This proximity to key markets allows industry operators in the region to save on transportation costs and cut the total shipping time to consumers. One of the industry's largest players, Build.com, is headquartered in California (15.7% of establishments are located in this state). Similarly, the Southeast region accounts for 21.9% of industry establishments and 25.4% o..

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    Additional Insights for the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry

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

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to control stock on hand
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    Industry Products

    What is the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry?

    This industry retails a broad range of building renovation equipment and supplies via the internet. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related supplies and tools are the most commonly listed goods.

    Industry Products
    Hardware and tools
    Lawn and garden supplies
    Paint and sundries
    Lumber, structural materials and other related supplies
    Industry Activities
    Retailing hardware
    Retailing plumbing supplies and fixtures
    Retailing handheld tools
    Retailing gardening supplies
    Retailing paint and related accessories
    Retailing home accessories

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Value of residential construction
  • Consumer spending
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Technological sophistication creates growth
  • Slowed demand and higher competition force renovation
  • Sales tax legislated to affect operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • E-tailers drill down focus to boost traffic
  • Legislation
  • Table: Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Carpenters
  • Roofing Contractors
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment Wholesaling
  • Paint Wholesaling
  • Plumbing & Heating Supplies Wholesaling
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Hardware and tools
  • Other
  • Lumber, structural materials and other related supplies
  • Lawn and garden supplies
  • Paint and sundries
  • Chart: Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Professionals related to do-it-for-me projects
  • Professionals related to commercial projects
  • Do-it-yourself customers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Hardware & Tool Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    W.W. Grainger Inc.Amazon.com Inc.The Home Depot Inc. Lowe's Companies Inc.Wolseley PLC
  • Table: W.W. Grainger Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Home Depot Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lowe's Companies Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Wolseley PLC - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Hardware & Tool Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Brick And Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Do-It-For-Me (Difm)
  • Customers who typically purchase materials themselves and hire third parties or professionals to complete the projects.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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