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Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales: Market Research Report

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Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Market Research Report | NAICS OD5087 | Oct 2016

Spirited growth: The industry will continue to benefit as more consumers shop online

The Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry revenue has skyrocketed, partly thanks to the expansion in households with internet connections
  • The industry has still grappled with intensifying competition
  • Online alcohol retailing in the United States will continue to represent a largely untapped market
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Online Beer, Wine and Liquor Sales industry's revenue has skyrocketed, partly thanks to the expansion in households with internet connections. In the coming years, industry is expected to continue to grow, thanks to an increase in time-strapped consumers turning to the internet for alcohol purchases... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Online Beer, Wine and Liquor Sales industry is very fragmented, with most industry retailers comprising less than 5.0% total market revenue. Regulations for alcohol sales and direct-to-consumer shipping laws, which vary on a state-by-state basis, have made it arduous for online alcohol retailers to capture a large portion of market share. The majority of states ban online retailers from directly shipping alcohol to local residences, unless the retailer has operations within the state. In turn, the cost of doing business on a national scale has significantly increased, as retailers may have to open up operations in multiple locations.

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Additional Insights for the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Website accessibility to consumers
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Per capita expenditure on alcohol in the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry?

    This industry comprises operators that sell prepackaged beer, wine and liquor through online stores. This also includes companies that sell online as a complement to physical storefronts.

    Industry Products
    Industry Activities
    Selling beer onlineSelling wine onlineSelling liquor online

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Per capita expenditure on alcohol
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Regulation for the Alcoholic Beverages sector
  • Current Performance
  • Regulatory landscape
  • New business model drives growth
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Online browsing vs. buying
  • Social media innovations to drive growth
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Chain Restaurants
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling
  • Wineries
  • Products & Services
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Liquor
  • Other
  • Chart: Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 30 to 49
  • Consumers aged 18 to 29
  • Consumers aged 50 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies Inc.
  • Table: Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales 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 Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Expenditure on Alcohol (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Age Verification System
  • Age verification system technologies, such as confirming an individual's drivers license number, ensures that consumers are aged 21 and over for alcohol purchases.
  • E-Commerce
  • Refers to electronic commerce, where buying and selling of products occurs online.
  • Radio-Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Radio-frequency identification technology refers to the use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data for the purpose of tracking objects.
  • Unique Visitors
  • Unique visitors refers to how many distinct people access a website in a given time. A person visiting a site more than once only counts as one unique visitor.

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    This report on Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales:
    • 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 Online Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales 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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