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E-Commerce & Online Auctions in the US: Market Research Report

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E-Commerce & Online Auctions Market Research Report | NAICS 45411a | Jun 2016

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IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Accelerated by higher levels of disposable income and consumer's growing propensity to conduct services online, revenue for the E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is expected to rise during the five years to 2016. As internet traffic increases and online shopping becomes more popular, retailers are expanding the products they carry to include common household goods such as DVDs, Blu-rays, books, clothing, footwear and even grocery and cleaning products. Hard-to-find niche products or products that are no longer being produced have also found a place in online markets. In the next five years, continued economic recovery is expected to drive the industry's strong growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is highly fragmented with a low level of market share concentration. Amazon has nonetheless managed to capture a considerable share of the market due to its wide variety of products and fast-shipping. While merger and acquisition activity is prevalent among a variety of companies, low barriers to entry and rising revenue encourage nonemployers to enter the market. Today, almost anyone who wants to can start and online retail store using companies like Squarespace and Shopify. With a high level of competition, large companies are buying up smaller ones that offer innovative products or services to expand their product mix and reach more customers. For.. purchase to read more


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What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry comprises establishments that sell merchandise online. The internet is the main selling platform via either a retailer’s online store or an auction site. This industry excludes media and software that is streamed or downloaded online.

Industry Products
Computers, electronics and appliancesFood and beveragesClothing, footwear and accessories (excluding jewelry)Medication and cosmeticsFurniture and home furnishingsOffice equipment and suppliesSporting goods, toys, hobby items and gamesOther merchandise
Industry Activities
Retailing computers, TVs and other electronics onlineRetailing clothing and footwear onlineRetailing other merchandise onlineOperating internet auction sites

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