IBISWorld’s Online Industrial Supplies Sales Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Online Industrial Supplies Sales industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


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The Online Industrial Supplies Sales industry has fared well over the past five years, despite a minor setback during the recession. Coming out of the recessionary low, the industry started to siphon sales from traditional brick-and-mortar stores, and will continue to do so through 2017. Competition within the industry will increase as companies use search engine optimization tactics to drive up traffic to their websites. External competition from mass merchandisers will threaten industry revenue, possibly hindering larger gains.

What is the Online Industrial Supplies Sales industry?

This industry sells industrial supplies primarily at the wholesale level where the majority of customers are manufacturers, contractors, warehouse operators and government entities. These products include abrasives, electrical products, tools and hydraulics. Some firms also provide industrial services. The industry does not include the online sale of industrial equipment, such as compressors, generators, power washers and scaffolding.


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Industry Products

Major products in this industry
Miscellaneous supplies
Janitorial supplies
Complementary services
Mechanical power-transmission supplies
Industrial containers and supplies
Industrial valves and fittings
Welding supplies (excluding gases)

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary
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