Overview

Shop around: The convenience of online shopping will drive industry demand

IBISWorld’s Online Home Furnishing Sales market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The overall convenience and efficiency of online shopping is expected to increase demand
  • The revival of the housing market is expected to boost sales of home furnishings
  • Online sales will continue to increase thanks to a continued pivot in consumer preferences

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past decade, the Online Home Furnishing Sales industry has grown at a staggering rate. Per capita disposable income is expected to continue increasing amid declining unemployment and an improving economy, enabling consumers to increase their spending on discretionary items. Furthermore, as the number of broadband internet connections continue to rise in conjunction with a decrease in overall leisure time, the overall convenience and efficiency of online shopping is expected to lure more consumers to choose online retailers over brick-and-mortar locations. Over the next five years, continued economic growth and an increase in consumer spending is expected to drive the industry. As a result of these trends, industry revenue is forecast to rise over the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Like most retail industries in the United States, the geographical spread of home furnishing stores closely reflects the distribution of population. In theory, a greater number of residents begets stronger demand for industry products. Although online stores do not require physical retail shops, many of the industry's medium-sized to small-sized operators do not have the distribution networks to operate in remote locations while delivering to busy regions. Consequently, many industry operators conduct their business as close to their target consumers as they can, which closely mirrors the distribution of home furnishing stores in the United States. In ..

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    Additional Insights for the Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry are

  • Ability to minimize inventory costs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proper product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Number of mobile internet connections in the Online Home Furnishing Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry?

    This industry retails a range of home furnishing goods, such as curtains, draperies, blinds, shades and decorative accessories, via the internet. Merchandise is purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and then sold to the public online.

    Industry Products
    Textile products
    Kitchenware
    Decorative accessories
    Seasonal decorations
    Industry Activities
    Retailing curtains, draperies, slipcovers, vertical and horizontal blinds
    Retailing towels, sheets, blankets and table linens
    Retailing decorative accessories
    Retailing outdoor and patio furniture
    Retailing small electric/personal care appliances
    Retailing soft-surface floor covering

    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
  • Consumer spending
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Housing starts
  • Homeownership rate
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Technological innovation spurs growth
  • Demographics boost growth
  • Sales tax legislated to affect operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological advances
  • Competition
  • Legislative battle
  • Table: Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Decorative accessories
  • Textile products
  • Other
  • Kitchenware
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Chart: Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers 55 to 64 years old
  • Consumers 35 to 44 years old
  • Consumers 45 to 54 years old
  • Consumers 25 to 34 years old
  • Consumers over 65 years old
  • Consumers under 25 years old
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Home Furnishing Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Home Furnishing Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Williams-Sonoma Inc. Crate and Barrel
  • Table: Williams-Sonoma Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Crate and Barrel - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Home Furnishing 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 Home Furnishing Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Broadband
  • An alternative to a dial-up internet connection that allows users access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • 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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    This report on Online Home Furnishing Sales:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Home Furnishing 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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