Sparks fly: The rising prevalence of online shopping has drawn new entrants into the industry

The Online Plumbing and Electrical Supply Sales industry sells electrical wiring and cables, relays and industrial controls, plumbing fixtures, metal and plastic pipe valves and fittings over the internet to other businesses, contractors and do-it-yourself customers. The rebounding, remodeling and construction markets significantly boosted demand for industry merchandise from both consumers and professional customers alike. Additionally, many customers turned to the internet for the convenience of at-home shopping and the savings achieved by comparing prices. Over the next five years, improving consumer sentiment, coupled with more construction and private spending on home improvements, is expected to stimulate industry growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$10bn
Annual Growth 13-18
4.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
16,695
Businesses
1,597

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The development of predictive analysis is expected to capture consumers’ intents and price preferences
  • Rising demand has enticed new and existing operators into the online industry
  • Green products and services are expected to grow as a segment of industry offerings
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Online Plumbing and Electrical Supply Sales industry has medium and steady barriers to entry. Perhaps the largest barrier to entry for potential companies is the need to acquire a large stock of plumbing and electrical supplies to initiate sales. Industry operator PlumbingSupply.com boasts a massive selection of plumbing offerings, which exceeds 2,949 online product pages in length. As the provision of a range of plumbing and electrical supplies represents a crucial basis of competition, difficulties in maintaining a sufficient stock of products may prevent potential companies from entering the industry.Similarly, establishing stable contracts with upstream suppliers also presents another barrier to entry. Lar...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Electric power consumption and Number of broadband connections in the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry?

    This industry comprises e-tailers that sell plumbing and electrical supplies. Brick-and-mortar sales of plumbing and electrical supplies are not included in this report.

    Industry Products
  • Electrical wiring and cables
  • Relays and industrial controls and other electrical supplies
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Metal pipe valves and fittings
  • Plastic pipe fittings and valves
  • Other plumbing supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling electrical wiring and cables
  • Selling relays and industrial controls
  • Selling plumbing fixtures
  • Selling metal pipe valves and fittings
  • Selling plastic pipe fittings and valves
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Electric power consumption
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing landscape
  • Improving technology
  • Table: Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Electricians
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Plumbers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Valve Manufacturing
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Electrical wiring and cables
  • Relays and industrial controls and other electrical supplies
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Other plumbing supplies
  • Metal pipe valves and fittings
  • Plastic pipe fittings and valves
  • Chart: Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential building construction contractors
  • Industrial users
  • Nonresidential building construction contractors
  • Commercial clients
  • Utilities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Home Depot Inc., W.W. Grainger Inc.,
  • Table: The Home Depot Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: W.W. Grainger Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply 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 Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Electric power consumption (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • A traditional business that operates with its customers face to face in an office or store that the business owns or rents.
  • Conduit
  • A pipe or tube through which water or wire passes.
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a document standard used by commerce companies to track information on orders, shipments and warehouse stock.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer
  • EFT is the process by which funds are transferred from a customer's bank account to a business entity via an e-commerce website.
  • Relays And Industrial Controls
  • Components, primarily used for the automation and optimization of industrial and commercial processes, that reduce maintenance costs.
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