Royal flush: Improving consumer sentiment and spending on home improvements will stimulate growth

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 to other businesses, contractors and do-it-yourself customers. Improving consumer sentiment coupled with more construction and private spending on home improvements are expected to stimulate industry growth. However, a new sales tax for web retailers looms in the future, possibly threatening the ability of online retailers to offer such low more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The development of predictive analysis is expected to capture consumers’ intents and price preferences
  • As mobile internet connections surge, so does the sale of physical goods via mobile devices
  • Growing consumer spending will encourage businesses to expand, accommodating demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Electrical wiring and cablesElectrical wiring and cables are anticipated to account for 22.2% of total industry revenue in 2016. Products in this segment include building wire, cables and conduits, with contractors and electricians representing major markets for these products. Products in this segment are primarily used as inputs for finished electrical products or as replacements in residential, commercial and industrial settings. Improvements in both residential and nonresidential construction since the recession have caused this segment's share of industry revenue to increase over the five-year period...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 is the Online Plumbing & Electrical Supply Sales Industry?

    This industry comprises of 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
  • Other plumbing supplies
  • Relays and industrial controls and other electrical supplies
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • 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
  • Industrial users
  • Nonresidential building construction contractors
  • Residential 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
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Electric power consumption (2007-2021)

  • 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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