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Online Greetings Card Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Online Greetings Card Retailers Market Research Report | SIC UK0.017 | Apr 2016

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IBISWorld’s Online Greetings Card Retailers 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.

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Market Share of Companies Limited Limited market share
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an impressive compound annual rate of 8.3% over the five years though 2016-17. 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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry's products can be divided into two sections: physical cards purchased online (including personalised cards) and digital cards (including e-cards). The physical card section accounts for approximately 92% of industry revenue. IBISWorld estimates that 30% of physical card sales are personalised in some way. Personalised cards cater to all events from Christmas and birthdays to more obscure niche celebrations. The digital card segment is smaller than the industry's physical offerings but covers the same range of everyday, spring season and Christmas events and milestones.

Physical everyday cards

Everyday cards include birthday, anniversary, congratulations and thank-you cards. Everyday cards are expected to account for 63.5% of revenue. The.. purchase to read more


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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

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