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Online Retail in the United States

Published: August 2013 · Publisher: MarketLine
Online Retail in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017).
Report Type Industry Profiles
Language English
Format Electronic (PDF)
Pages35
Frequency Updated Annually
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Reference No. 0109-7533
Price € 259,00
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Introduction

Online Retail in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2008-12, and forecast to 2017). 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 and segmentation 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 had total revenues of $200.4bn in 2012, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% between 2008 and 2012.

*The electronics segment was the sector's most lucrative in 2012, with total revenues of $43.8bn, equivalent to 21.9% of the sector's overall value.

*The performance of the sector is forecast to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 13.1% for the five-year period 2012 - 2017, which is expected to drive the sector to a value of $371.4bn by the end of 2017.

Features

Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, 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 2012?

What will be the size of the United States online retail market in 2017?

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?

What are the main segments that make up the United States's online retail market?
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Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Staples, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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. 25
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 28
Macroeconomic Indicators 31
Country Data 31
Appendix 33
Methodology 33
Industry associations 34
Related research 34

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: United States online retail sector value: $ billion, 2008–12 8
Table 2: United States online retail sector category segmentation: $ billion, 2012 9
Table 3: United States online retail sector geography segmentation: $ billion, 2012 10
Table 4: United States online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2012–17 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 23
Table 11: Staples, Inc.: key facts 25
Table 12: Staples, Inc.: key financials ($) 26
Table 13: Staples, Inc.: key financial ratios 26
Table 14: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key facts 28
Table 15: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financials ($) 29
Table 16: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financial ratios 29
Table 17: United States size of population (million), 2008–12 31
Table 18: United States gdp (constant 2000 prices, $ billion), 2008–12 31
Table 19: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2008–12 31
Table 20: United States inflation, 2008–12 32
Table 21: United States consumer price index (absolute), 2008–12 32
Table 22: United States exchange rate, 2008–12 32

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: United States online retail sector value: $ billion, 2008–12 8
Figure 2: United States online retail sector category segmentation: % share, by value, 2012 9
Figure 3: United States online retail sector geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2012 10
Figure 4: United States online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2012–17 11
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 12
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 13
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 14
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 15
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 16
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the online retail sector in the United States, 2012 17
Figure 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: revenues & profitability 20
Figure 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: assets & liabilities 20
Figure 13: Apple Inc.: revenues & profitability 24
Figure 14: Apple Inc.: assets & liabilities 24
Figure 15: Staples, Inc.: revenues & profitability 27
Figure 16: Staples, Inc.: assets & liabilities 27
Figure 17: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: revenues & profitability 29
Figure 18: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: assets & liabilities 30
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