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Market Size Matters: you can't plan a strategy, start a business, or make an investment without understanding key facts about the Online (Internet) Shopping industry. Find the information you need to help make the right decisions.


The Report on Online (Internet) Shopping contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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2014 Market Research Report on Online (Internet) Shopping Industry


Current Research on the Online (Internet) Shopping Industry

Online Shopping is becoming more commonplace, but also attracting niche competitors. Countless Groupon competitors have entered the market – those with a specific target audience and raison d'ętre might continue to flourish.



This section provides answers to the fundamental and commonly-asked questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. Has the market grown or declined?
  3. What is the market growth rate?
  4. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the industry size and average company size?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Online (Internet) Shopping industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Online (Internet) Shopping industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2008        2009        2010        2011        2012        2013
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data



Market Forecast - Online (Internet) Shopping[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Online (Internet) Shopping future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 201420152016 2017 2018
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Online (Internet) Shopping industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Foods For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks

All Other Foods

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Prescriptions

Nonprescription Medicines

Vitamins, Minerals, & Other Dietary Supplements

Health Aids, Including First-Aid Prod; Foot Prod; Ortho Equip;

Cosmetics, Including Face Cream, Make-Up, Perfumes & Colognes

Other Hygiene Needs, Including Deodorants; Hair & Shaving Products

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', Infants' & Toddlers'

Footwear, Including Accessories

Sewing, Knitting Materials & Supplies, Needlework Goods

Curtains, Draperies, Blinds, Slipcovers, Bed & Table Coverings

Major Household Appliances

Small Electric Appliances & Personal Care Appliances

TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs

Televisions & Related Parts & Accessories

Video Recorders, Cameras, Tapes & electr Game/ DVD Comb Dev

Video Content Downloads

Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records

Audio Equipment, Components, Parts & Accessories

Compact Discs, Records, Tapes, & Audio Books

Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, & Related Items

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

Flooring & Floor Coverings

Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies

Computer & Peripheral Equipment

Prepackaged Computer Software, Including Software Downloads

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry

Books

Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Toys, Including Wheel Goods

Games, Including Video & Electronic Games

Hobby Goods

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses

Sporting Goods

Boats, Motors, Parts & Accessories

All Other Sporting Goods

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Bldg/Structural Materials & Supplies

Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles & Other Powered Transportation Vehicles

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Parts, Accessories

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

Stationery Products

Office Paper, Including Computer, Copier, Fax & Typewriter Paper

Office & School Supplies

Office Equipment

Magazines & Newspapers

Luggage & Leather Goods

Antiques, Items Over 100 Years Old

Collectibles, Including Items Which Are Old, But Less Than 100 Yrs Old

Art Goods, Including Original Pictures & Sculptures

Souvenirs & Novelty Items

All Other Merchandise

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of an "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis - Online (Internet) Shopping

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Online (Internet) ShoppingIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Online (Internet) Shopping industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Online (Internet) Shopping measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity Ratios - Online (Internet) ShoppingIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 11%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 47%
Customer Service Representatives 12%
Order Clerks 12%
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Companies in Online (Internet) Shopping and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Online (Internet) Shopping market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Online (Internet) Shopping Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Online (Internet) Shopping market research on key company news, and Online (Internet) Shopping statistics. The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.


Government Contracts Related to Online (Internet) Shopping

In 2013, the federal government spent a total of $800,213 on Online (Internet) Shopping. It has awarded 135 contracts to 40 companies, with an average value of $20,005 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Online (Internet) Shopping to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Online (Internet) ShoppingOpportunity/Threat
Radio, Television & Electronics Stores
Mail-Order Houses
Computer & Software Stores Competing industry
Office Supply Stores Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies are less than those from Online (Internet) Shopping. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies sales, taking market share from this industry.
Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies Product Sales Report



Computer & Peripheral Equipment
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Online (Internet) ShoppingOpportunity/Threat
Mail-Order Houses
Radio, Television & Electronics Stores
Computer & Software Stores Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Computer & Peripheral Equipment are less than those from Online (Internet) Shopping. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Computer & Peripheral Equipment sales, taking market share from this industry.
Computer & Peripheral Equipment Product Sales Report



Books
Books Product Sales Report

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics
Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics Product Sales Report

TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs
TV, Video Recorders, Video Cameras, Video Tapes, DVDs Product Sales Report

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories
Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records
Audio Equip, Musical Instr, Radios, Stereos, CDs, Records Product Sales Report

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry
Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry Product Sales Report

Video Recorders, Cameras, Tapes & electr Game/ DVD Comb Dev
Video Recorders, Cameras, Tapes & electr Game/ DVD Comb Dev Product Sales Report

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture
Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture Product Sales Report



Segments classified within this market research report

This market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Institutional pharmacies, off-site, exclusively on Internet, Audio and video content downloading retail sales sites, Internet retail sales sites, E-tailers, Web retailers, Business to Consumer retail sales Internet sites, etc.



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