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Online Home Furnishing Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

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 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
JD Williams & Company Ltd JD Williams & Company Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
11.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,725
Businesses
230
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Online Home Furnishing Retailing industry has a low level of market share concentration, the three largest operators within the industry are estimated to account for 16.1% of industry revenue in the current year. Over the past five years, the level of market share concentration is expected to have fallen as major players have underperformed relative to the industry. The industry is highly fragmented, with no single player within the industry having enough power to influence the entire industry. According to the Office for National Statistics, an estimated 87.8% of all online enterprises employ fewer than five people, while 94.8% employ fewer than 10 people. In .. 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


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