Tipping the scales: As per capita disposable income rises, consumers will seek industry services to get in shape

Over the five years to 2017, the growing US economy and increased online activity has propelled revenue for the Online Weight Loss Services industry. Though the industry has only grown modestly over the past five years, this is largely due to a revenue spike in 2012, as many consumers signed up or re-enrolled in weight loss programs they forewent during the recession. However, despite favorable macroeconomic conditions, industry growth was limited by the proliferation of external operators that offer free online weight loss services that have siphoned potential consumers from the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing obesity rates and health concerns have driven consumers to enroll in weight loss programs
  • Marketing is one of the most expensive costs for this industry
  • Bloggers that offer similar services for free continue to grow in popularity and siphon demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Online Weight Loss Services industry is moderately concentrated. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that the top four companies in the industry account for 48.7% of total industry revenue. Market share concentration has decreased over the five years to 2017 as many small players have entered the industry and some large players have consolidated and slimmed down their operations. Over the five years to 2017, the industry's increasing fragmentation is evidenced in the average number of employees per establishment contracting from three workers to two. Moreover, many nonemployers are leveraging social media to expand their reach, limiting demand for larger players...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Weight Loss Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Weight Loss Services Industry are

  • Receiving the benefit of word-of-mouth recommendations
  • Willingness to outsource when appropriate
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Healthy eating index in the Online Weight Loss Services industry impact industry performance..

    shopping_cartPURCHASE OPTIONS

    What's in this report

    What is the Online Weight Loss Services Industry?

    This industry provides internet membership programs to consumers to assist them in losing weight or maintaining a desired weight. Online weight loss services generate revenue through subscription-based accounts and product sales. This industry does not include fitness tracking applications nor companies that generate their primary revenue through external advertisements and promotions.

    Industry Products
  • Meal delivery
  • Subscription-based weight management planning
  • Industry Activities
  • Planning online menus and exercises
  • Online individual counseling for weight loss
  • Maintaining online records of weight and body mass measurements
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Healthy eating index
  • Demand from primary care doctors
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Rising health concerns
  • Growing profit
  • Strong competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Economy on the rise
  • Profit and preference
  • Table: Online Weight Loss Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Weight Loss Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Frozen Food Production

  • Products & Services
  • Meal delivery
  • Subscription-based weight management planning
  • Chart: Online Weight Loss Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged under 25
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Weight Loss Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Weight Loss Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Weight Loss Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nutrisystem Inc., Weight Watchers International Inc., Jenny Craig Inc.,
  • Table: Nutrisystem Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Weight Watchers International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Jenny Craig Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Weight Loss Services 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 Weight Loss Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Body Mass Index (Bmi)
  • A measure of body weight based on a person's weight and height, which is used to estimate a healthy body weight.
  • Gastric Bypass
  • An operation for weight loss in which most of the stomach is bypassed and a small stomach pouch is made.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems.
  • What Our Customers Say

    Why buy this report?

    The Online Weight Loss Services Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.

    IBISWorld industry market research reports enable you to:
    • Find out about key industry trends
    • Identify threats and opportunities
    • Inform your decisions for marketing, strategy and planning
    • Quickly build competitive intelligence
    This report on Online Weight Loss Services:
    • 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 Weight Loss Services 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

    IBISWorld reports on thousands of industries around the world. Our clients rely on our information and data to stay up-to-date on industry trends across all industries. With this IBISWorld Industry Research Report on Online Weight Loss Services, you can expect thoroughly researched, reliable and current information that will help you to make faster, better business decisions.

    Contact Us

    Want to speak to a representative? Call us.