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Online Greetings Card Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Online Greetings Card Retailers Market Research Report | SIC UK0.017 | Apr 2017

Celebrating success: The industry continues to expand as online expenditure increases further

IBISWorld’s Online Greetings Card Retailers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies Ltd Ltd market share Limited Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue will expand at a slightly slower rate in the coming years as the industry matures
  • Personalised cars have helped to differentiate industry operators from physical retailers
  • The continued popularity of personalised cards is expected to support revenue growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Greetings Card Retailers industry sells greetings cards and e-cards online. It has benefited from strong growth in the general online market as consumers have searched for cheaper deals and often preferred the convenience of the online platform. Operators have also capitalised on innovative product ideas such as personalised cards and e-cards, which have helped draw in consumer interest. This has given industry operators an edge over traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers, as they are able to offer consumers cards for all occasions and allow customers to design cards to their liking. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an impressive compound annual rate of 6.2% over the five years through 2017-18... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Online Greetings Card Retailers industry has low barriers to entry. The rapid entry of new players over the past five years is a good indication of the ease of entry into the industry. Over the five years through 2017-18, the number of enterprises is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.5%. Capital costs are moderate as operators require computer systems to establish and maintain online platforms. However, new entrants or smaller start-up companies are often able to outsource this service to web developers. Large marketing budgets are not immediately required, particularly if the company aims to target a niche market. Online advertising systems such as Google AdWords offer a straightforward and affordable means of marketing a business to particular online audiences. How.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Economies of scale
  • Having a cost-effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Demand from newsagents and stationery stores in the Online Greetings Card Retailers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry?

    Companies in this industry sell greetings cards and e-cards online. The industry includes online greetings card retailers that sell physical cards. However, it does not include bricks-and-mortar sales of greetings cards.

    Industry Products
    Everyday cardsIndividual Christmas cardsBoxed Christmas cardsSpring-season cardsDigital cards
    Industry Activities
    everyday and seasonal cardspersonalised paper cardse-cardscard assortments and boxed stationeryother greetings cards

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from newsagents and stationery stores
  • Total online expenditure
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Current Performance
  • Easy access
  • Signed, sealed, delivered
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Handcrafted
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Scribbled out
  • Additional services
  • Future growth
  • Table: Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Paper Stationery Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Products & Services
  • Everyday cards
  • Boxed Christmas cards
  • Spring-season cards
  • Individual Christmas cards
  • Digital cards
  • Chart: Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Women
  • Men
  • Organisations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Greetings Card Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies Limited Ltd
  • Table: Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Online Greetings Card Retailers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Stores that have a physical presence on the high street, in contrast to online retailers.
  • E-Card
  • A greetings card that is designed and sent digitally via email without the need to print or send through the post.
  • Pay-Per-Click Advertisements
  • A model of internet marketing in which advertisers pay a fee each time one of their ads is clicked.
  • Print-At-Home
  • The process whereby customers are able to purchase digital versions of greetings cards, usually personalised, and print these with their own facilities at their convenience.
  • Spring Season
  • The name given to the cluster of events important to greetings card retailers in spring. Events in spring season include Mother’s Day, Valentine's Day, Father’s Day and Easter.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Online Greetings Card Retailers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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