Online Retail in North America

Online Retail in North America industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2010-14, and forecast to 2019). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the North America online retail market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

The online retail sector consists of the total revenues generated through the sale of retail goods via online channels, valued at retail selling price.

The North American online retail sector had total revenues of $328.3bn in 2014, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4% between 2010 and 2014.

The allure of cost savings, coupled with increased convenience of online retail has meant that many consumers have started to buy more goods online as opposed to through more traditional retail channels. As a result, the online retail sector is thriving.

The performance of the sector is forecast to decelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 13.5% for the five-year period 2014 – 2019, which is expected to drive the sector to a value of $619.2bn by the end of 2019.

Scope

Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the online retail market in North America

Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the online retail market in North America

Leading company profiles reveal details of key online retail market players’ global operations and financial performance

Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the North America online retail market with five year forecasts

Macroeconomic indicators provide insight into general trends within the North America economy

Reasons to buy

What was the size of the North America online retail market by value in 2014?

What will be the size of the North America online retail market in 2019?

What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the North America online retail market?

How has the market performed over the last five years?

What are the main segments that make up North America's online retail market?

Companies mentioned

Amazon.com, Inc.; Apple Inc.; Staples, Inc.; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary 2

Market value 2

Market value forecast 2

Category segmentation 2

Geography segmentation 2

Market rivalry 2

Market Overview 7

Market definition 7

Market analysis 7

Market Data 8

Market value 8

Market Segmentation 9

Category segmentation 9

Geography segmentation 10

Market Outlook 11

Market value forecast 11

Five Forces Analysis 12

Summary 12

Buyer power 13

Supplier power 15

New entrants 16

Threat of substitutes 18

Degree of rivalry 20

Leading Companies 21

Amazon.com, Inc. 21

Apple Inc. 24

Staples, Inc. 29

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 32

Methodology 36

Industry associations 37

Related MarketLine research 37

Appendix 38

About MarketLine 38

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: North America online retail sector value: $ billion, 2010-14 8

Table 2: North America online retail sector category segmentation: $ billion, 2014 9

Table 3: North America online retail sector geography segmentation: $ billion, 2014 10

Table 4: North America online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2014-19 11

Table 5: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts 21

Table 6: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financials ($) 22

Table 7: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financial ratios 22

Table 8: Apple Inc.: key facts 24

Table 9: Apple Inc.: key financials ($) 27

Table 10: Apple Inc.: key financial ratios 27

Table 11: Staples, Inc.: key facts 29

Table 12: Staples, Inc.: key financials ($) 30

Table 13: Staples, Inc.: key financial ratios 30

Table 14: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key facts 32

Table 15: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financials ($) 33

Table 16: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financial ratios 34

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: North America online retail sector value: $ billion, 2010-14 8

Figure 2: North America online retail sector category segmentation: % share, by value, 2014 9

Figure 3: North America online retail sector geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2014 10

Figure 4: North America online retail sector value forecast: $ billion, 2014-19 11

Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 12

Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 13

Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 15

Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 16

Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 18

Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the online retail sector in North America, 2014 20

Figure 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: revenues & profitability 23

Figure 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: assets & liabilities 23

Figure 13: Apple Inc.: revenues & profitability 27

Figure 14: Apple Inc.: assets & liabilities 28

Figure 15: Staples, Inc.: revenues & profitability 31

Figure 16: Staples, Inc.: assets & liabilities 31

Figure 17: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: revenues & profitability 34

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