Click it: A rising number of internet connections will accelerate industry revenue

The E-commerce and Online Auctions industry in Canada comprises retailers that primarily sell their products online. Accelerated by the rising number of internet connections, industry revenue is expected to post strong gains over the five years to 2018. The growth in this industry is aided in part by the increasing internet traffic volume, which is a good measure of internet use, rising per capita disposable income and reduced unemployment. As internet traffic increases and online shopping becomes more popular, retailers are expanding the products they carry to include common household goods such as grocery and cleaning products...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 13-18
20.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
16,279
Businesses
3,519

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As internet traffic increases and online shopping becomes popular, retailers are expanding the products they carry
  • One reason for the slow adoption of internet shopping habits is Canada’s demography
  • The industry will benefit from changes in consumer preferences
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The E-commerce and Online Auctions industry in Canada is characterized by the process of sale rather than the goods it offers. Therefore, each of these retailers carries a diverse array of products and generally fall in line with the product offerings of big-box retailers that dominate the industry.Entertainment products and servicesThis segment includes books, music, videos, toys, hobbies, concert tickets, mobile apps, movies and TV and games. Currently representing 37.6% of revenue, leisure products and services are a direct result of higher levels of disposable income and leisure time as well as a growing diversity of entertainment options online. Thi...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 effectively change community behaviour
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of fixed broadband connections in the E-Commerce & Online Auctions industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

    The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is made up of establishments that sell merchandise online through an online store or auction site. This industry excludes media and software that is streamed or downloaded online.

    Industry Products
  • Apparel and accessories
  • Consumer electronics
  • Entertainment products
  • Health and beauty products
  • Grocery
  • Home goods and improvements
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing computers, TVs and other electronics online
  • Retailing clothing and footwear online
  • Retailing other merchandise online
  • Retailing products through internet auction sites
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Leisure time
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Technology leads the way
  • Demographics and shopping trends
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer preferences
  • Regulation to improve
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Software Publishing in Canada
  • Interior Designers in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Canada
  • Consumer Electronics Stores in Canada
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services in Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Entertainment products
  • Apparel and accessories
  • Consumer electronics
  • Home goods and improvements
  • Health and beauty products
  • Grocery
  • Other
  • Chart: E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Bricks over clicks
  • Changing preferences
  • Product availability

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 50 to 69
  • Consumers aged 35 to 49
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 70 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • 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
    Amazon.com Inc., Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd., Walmart Inc.,
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Walmart Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total retail sales (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • Stores that have a physical presence and location, as opposed to online retailers.
  • Broadband
  • An alternative to a dial-up internet connection that grants users access to higher rates of data and greater bandwidth.
  • Dial-Up
  • An internet connection achieved through existing telephone lines.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
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