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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 | Apr 2017

Add to cart: Rising disposable income and internet connectivity will encourage more online sales

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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Internet traffic volume will continue to flourish, boosting consumers’ accessibility to e-retailers
  • Increased competition puts pressure on online retailers to differentiate themselves from industry rivals
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is growing rapidly as more time-strapped and cost-conscious consumers are lured by the convenience of finding, comparing and purchasing products online easily and quickly. Driven by increased consumer spending and the rapidly growing number of total internet connections, revenue for the E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is expected to rise over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, the industry is expected to continue on its current course as internet traffic volume continues to grow and spending further shifts from traditional retailing to e-commerce... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Over the 10 years to 2022, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 14.2%. Meanwhile, US GDP is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 2.0% over the same period. High IVA growth relative to the economy as a whole is highly indicative of a growing industry. Moreover, there are other signs that the industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle.

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is still experiencing the entrance of many new operators and rapid innovation. Over the 10 years to 2022, the number of enterprises is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 12.0%. Con.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as commerce sales and Per capita disposable income in the E-Commerce & Online Auctions industry impact industry performance... 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 appliancesMediaClothing, footwear and accessoriesHome and officeMedication and health aidsFood, beer and wineSporting 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Internet traffic volume
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Current Performance
  • Mobile drives growth
  • Rising competition
  • Specialty and new online retailers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Competition continues to rise
  • A digital future
  • Table: E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Carpenters
  • Interior Designers
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Computer Stores
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services
  • Postal Service
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Products & Services
  • Other merchandise
  • Clothing, footwear and accessories
  • Computers, electronics and appliances
  • Home and office
  • Media
  • Sporting goods, toys, hobby items and games
  • Medication and health aids
  • Food, beer and wine
  • Chart: E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Clicks over bricks
  • Product availability
  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies Inc.
  • Table: Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Big Data
  • Extremely large data sets that are analyzed using software to identify consumer and market trends
  • Brick- And-Mortar Store
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Chatbot
  • Software that communicates with people via voice or message and is designed to simulate human conversation
  • Multichannel Marketing
  • A marketing approach in which companies market to consumers using a variety of platforms, such as email and print advertisement.
  • Picker
  • A person who works in a warehouse finding items that are shipped to customers
  • Social Commerce
  • A subset of e-commerce that involves using social media to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services.

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    This report on E-Commerce & Online Auctions:
    • 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 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 E-Commerce & Online Auctions 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

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