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E-Commerce & Online Auctions in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

E-Commerce & Online Auctions Market Research Report | SIC G47.910 | Feb 2017

Just a click away: Consumers are expected to increasingly shop online to find the best deals

IBISWorld’s E-Commerce & Online Auctions market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Amazon.com Inc Amazon.com Inc market share
Shop Direct Group Shop Direct Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£24bn
Annual Growth 12-17
8.9%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
100,306
Businesses
19,054
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Retailers in the E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry sell a wide variety of goods through online portals only. Over the past decade the industry has undergone considerable change. Formerly a declining industry that focused on mail orders and direct sales via television, radio and telephone, the industry has been reinvigorated by the growth of internet services. Over the past five years, increased IT adoption and computer literacy have led to an increasing number of consumers purchasing goods online. Technological advances have led to rapid increases in internet speeds, which has supported revenue growth. Additionally, the proliferation of internet-enabled devices means consumers can easily shop for goods at their own leisure... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players estimated to account for 39.2% of industry revenue. Over the past five years the market share concentration has increased significantly. There are two major players that dominate the industry, with other enterprises accounting for less than 3.5% of industry revenue each. Amazon has expanded its share of the market due to the vast array of products on offer. However, with enterprise numbers rising at an estimated compound annual rate of 8% over the five years through 2016-17, high competition is expected to limit market share growth.

According to the Office for National Statistics, 87.8% of enterprises employed fewer than five people in 2016 and 94.8% employed fewer than 10. Thi.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the E-Commerce & Online Auctions Industry?

Operators in this industry retail a wide variety of products via the internet, mail order, TV and phone. Online auction sites are included, but the sale of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts is not covered. The industry also excludes retailers that have a high-street presence but also sell products through the internet and other channels.

Industry Products
Consumer electronicsFood and groceriesClothing, footwear and accessoriesDigital music and e-booksCosmetics and fragrancesSporting equipment, toys and games
 
Industry Activities
Selling goods onlineSelling goods via mail orderSelling goods via online auctionsSelling goods via phone and TV


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