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Online Retail in the United States

  • December 2014
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  • MarketLine
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  • 38 pages

Introduction

Online Retail in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States online retail market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

Highlights

*The online retail sector consists of the total revenues generated through the sale of retail goods via online channels, valued at retail selling price.

*The US online retail sector is expected to generate total revenues of $305.1bn in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.9% between 2010 and 2014.

*The electronics segment is expected to be the sector's most lucrative in 2014, with total revenues of $66.6bn, equivalent to 21.8% of the sector's overall value

*The performance of the sector is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 13.5% for the five-year period 2014-2019, which is expected to drive the sector to a value of $574.5bn by the end of 2019.

Features

Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, and leading players in the online retail market in the United States

Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the online retail market in the United States

Leading company profiles reveal details of key online retail market players’ global operations and financial performance

Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United States online retail market with five year forecasts

Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the United States economy

Key Questions Answered

What was the size of the United States online retail market by value in 2014?

What will be the size of the United States online retail market in 2019?

What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States online retail market?

How has the market performed over the last five years?

Table Of Contents

Online Retail in the United States
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary 2
Market value 2
Market value forecast 2
Category segmentation 2
Geography segmentation 2
Market rivalry 2
Market Overview 7
Market definition 7
Market analysis 7
Market Data 8
Market value 8
Market Segmentation 9
Category segmentation 9
Geography segmentation 10
Market Outlook 11
Market value forecast 11
Five Forces Analysis 12
Summary 12
Buyer power 13
Supplier power 14
New entrants 15
Threat of substitutes 16
Degree of rivalry 17
Leading Companies 18
Amazon.com, Inc. 18
Apple Inc. 21
Staples, Inc. 26
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 29
Macroeconomic Indicators 33
Country Data 33
Methodology 35
Industry associations 36
Related MarketLine research 36
Appendix 37
About MarketLine 37

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: United States online retail sector value: $ billion, 2010-14(e) 8
Table 2: United States online retail sector category segmentation: $ billion, 2014(e) 9
Table 3: United States online retail sector geography segmentation: $ billion, 2014(e) 10
Table 4: United States online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2014-19 11
Table 5: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts 18
Table 6: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financials ($) 19
Table 7: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financial ratios 19
Table 8: Apple Inc.: key facts 21
Table 9: Apple Inc.: key financials ($) 23
Table 10: Apple Inc.: key financial ratios 24
Table 11: Staples, Inc.: key facts 26
Table 12: Staples, Inc.: key financials ($) 27
Table 13: Staples, Inc.: key financial ratios 27
Table 14: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key facts 29
Table 15: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financials ($) 30
Table 16: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financial ratios 31
Table 17: United States size of population (million), 2010-14 33
Table 18: United States gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2010-14 33
Table 19: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2010-14 33
Table 20: United States inflation, 2010-14 34
Table 21: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2010-14 34
Table 22: United States exchange rate, 2010-14 34

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: United States online retail sector value: $ billion, 2010-14(e) 8
Figure 2: United States online retail sector category segmentation: % share, by value, 2014(e) 9
Figure 3: United States online retail sector geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2014(e) 10
Figure 4: United States online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2014-19 11
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 12
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 13
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 14
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 15
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 16
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the online retail sector in the United States, 2014 17
Figure 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: revenues and profitability 20
Figure 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: assets and liabilities 20
Figure 13: Apple Inc.: revenues and profitability 24
Figure 14: Apple Inc.: assets and liabilities 25
Figure 15: Staples, Inc.: revenues and profitability 27
Figure 16: Staples, Inc.: assets and liabilities 28
Figure 17: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: revenues and profitability 31
Figure 18: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: assets and liabilities 32

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