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Online Home Furnishing Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Online Home Furnishing Retailing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.024 | Mar 2017

Well decorated: Industry revenue is projected to continue to expand, though at a slower rate

IBISWorld’s Online Home Furnishing Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
JD Williams & Company Ltd JD Williams & Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Low consumer confidence and constrained disposable incomes will limit growth in 2016-17
  • The resurging property market has supported revenue growth over the past five years
  • An increasing volume of high-value sales should support revenue growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Home Furnishing Retailing industry has grown strongly over the past five years. An improving economy combined with rising levels of consumer confidence has led to increased demand for industry services as expenditure on discretionary items increased. Following the global recession in 2008, consumers became more value conscious. This supported growth in the industry, as consumers migrated online in search of bargains. The industry is in its infancy, meaning it started the period at a low base. Over the past decade, online furniture retailing has lagged behind other areas of e-commerce, partly because furniture is relatively difficult and expensive to deliver. However, this trend is gradually changing as operators' logistics have improved... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Online Home Furnishing Retailing industry has grown strongly over the past decade. Increased levels of IT adoption combined with growing levels of household disposable income have led to increased demand for industry products. Following the global recession in 2008, consumers became more value conscious, often searching for deals online as opposed to visiting traditional bricks-and-mortar stores, which supported industry growth. Online shopping has become commonplace due to the potential savings and ease of service. Due to their lack of a physical presence, firms within the industry have lower running costs than traditional bricks-and-mortar establishments. Operators pass these savings on to clients in the form of lower prices. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer confidence index in the Online Home Furnishing Retailing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry?

    Businesses in this industry retail a range of home furnishing goods, such as curtains, draperies, blinds, shades and decorative accessories, via the internet. Merchandise is purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the public online. The industry includes online-only retailers and excludes bricks-and-mortar stores that have an online presence.

    Industry Products
    Kitchenware and cookwareWindow coveringsTextile productsDecorative and seasonal accessoriesFurniture
    Industry Activities
    Retail sale of curtains, draperies and vertical and horizontal blindsRetail sale of decorative accessoriesRetail sale of textile products including towels, sheets, blankets and rugsRetail sale of cookware and dinnerware

    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
  • Consumer confidence index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Demand from furniture, lighting and homeware retailers
  • Current Performance
  • Online innovation
  • Property transactions
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum effect
  • Conditions improve
  • Mounting competition
  • Expanding operations
  • Table: Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Flat Glass Shaping & Processing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Kitchenware and cookware
  • Window coverings
  • Textile products
  • Decorative and seasonal accessories
  • Other
  • Furniture
  • Chart: Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 35 and 44
  • Consumers aged between 45 and 64
  • Consumers aged between 25 and 34
  • Consumers aged between 18 and 24
  • Consumers aged under 18
  • Consumers aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Home Furnishing Retailing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Home Furnishing Retailing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    JD Williams & Company Ltd
  • Table: JD Williams & Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Home Furnishing Retailing 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 Home Furnishing Retailing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Bricks-And-Mortar Retailer
  • A retailer established in a physical location that customers can enter, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • M-Sites (Mobile Sites)
  • M-sites are e-commerce websites that are tailored to mobile or smartphone use in terms of interface and other factors.
  • Modular Homes
  • Residences built in a controlled factory environment in sections, or modules, and then transported to the construction site.

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    This report on Online Home Furnishing Retailing:
    • 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 Home Furnishing Retailing 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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