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Online Medical Supplies Sales: Market Research Report

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Online Medical Supplies Sales Market Research Report | NAICS OD5092 | May 2016

Positive diagnosis: Demand from the aging population and e-commerce growth will spur sales

IBISWorld’s Online Medical Supplies Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising internet use will encourage consumers and providers to buy from the industry
  • Rising obesity and the aging population have driven demand for medical supplies
  • Consumers will turn to less costly options offered online, boosting online medical supplies sales
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has boomed over the past five years, and this trend is projected to continue over the next five years.Demand for medical supplies has grown as a result of greater public and private health spending, continued innovation and new product introductions. Growth of e-commerce and the shift from brick-and-mortar stores to online retailers have also helped industry revenue surge.Favorable demographics have boosted demand for industry services over the five-year period. As the population ages, consumers need more healthcare procedures, which require medical supplies... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has a low level of capital intensity, with most investment requirements in the form of warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse staff. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.05 is expected to be spent on capital in 2016. Capital intensity increased slightly during the past five years. The change is largely due to online retailing websites becoming more popular; these businesses require less labor and more capital investment. Companies increasingly invest in technology to improve sales efficiency.

Online stores pay for technology to establish, implement and maintain their websites, through which consumers place orders. The.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Number of physician visits in the Online Medical Supplies Sales industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry?

    This industry includes online retailers of medical supplies, which includes equipment and tools used in healthcare for diagnosis, therapy or surgery. Industry operators sell products such as topical treatments and dressings, antiseptics, bandages, cotton, first aid kits, syringes, ice bags, thermometers and heating pads. The industry does not include retailers of nutritional supplements, vitamins, personal care products, eyeglasses and contact lenses.

    Industry Products
    Other medical suppliesSurgical instrumentsSurgical and medical catheters Surgical and medical diagnostic apparatusSurgical and medical syringes and hypodermic needles Surgical and medical blood transfusion and IV equipment Dental equipment and suppliesOrthopedic and prosthetic appliances and supplies
    Industry Activities
    Retailing medical suppliesMarketing medical supplies

    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
  • Total health expenditure
  • Number of physician visits
  • Demand from home care providers
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Meeting the population’s needs
  • The allure of the internet
  • Sales tax struggles and other threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • The ease of e-shopping supports growth
  • Americans need medical supplies
  • Operators look for clicks
  • Legislation threats
  • Table: Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Alternative Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Surgical instruments
  • Surgical and medical diagnostic apparatus
  • Surgical and medical catheters
  • Orthopedic and prosthetic appliances and supplies
  • Surgical and medical syringes and hypodermic needles
  • Surgical and medical blood transfusion and IV equipment
  • Dental equipment and supplies
  • Other medical supplies
  • Chart: Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Business demand
  • Patient demand
  • Major Markets
  • Hospitals
  • Physician's offices
  • Clinics
  • Veterinarians
  • Alternate care providers
  • Dentists
  • Other
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Medical Supplies Sales 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 Online Medical Supplies Sales
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Medical Supplies 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 Medical Supplies Sales Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Brick And Mortar
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Broadband
  • Alternative to dial-up internet connection that allows users access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • Dial-Up
  • Internet connection achieved through existing telephone lines.

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    • 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 Medical Supplies 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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