Posting growth: Rising internet connections have supported industry performance

The Online Shopping industry has grown dramatically over the past five years. Rapid growth in internet and broadband penetration, and consumer acceptance of electronic commerce as a viable and safe alternative to traditional bricks-and-mortar retailing have aided online shopping. Industry operators have benefited from consumers seeking variety and value, particularly in a period of subdued discretionary income growth and volatile consumer sentiment over the past five years. Online shopping offers unprecedented choice through highly competitive prices and a lack of geographical boundaries. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 14.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $23.7 billion. This includes anticipated revenue growth of 9.3% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have benefited from consumers seeking variety and value in their purchases
  • Growth in online shopping has significantly outpaced that of traditional retailers
  • Firms are projected to reach an even wider audience due to faster broadband speeds
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Online Shopping industry has performed strongly over the past five years, despite many segments of the retail sector struggling over the period. The industry has grown strongly despite subdued discretionary income growth and periods of negative consumer sentiment. Rising consumer confidence in online shopping, the wide variety of items available and increasing internet use across the population have supported sales growth. Specialist retailers initially dominated online retailing, but ecommerce platforms are quickly becoming common for multichannel delivery.Online retailing has flourished due to changing consumer attitudes over the past five years. Vol...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Shopping Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Online Shopping are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet subscribers and Real household discretionary income in the Online Shopping industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Shopping Industry?

    Industry retailers operate websites that enable consumers to purchase a range of products such as apparel, computers, recorded music, electronic goods, general merchandise and groceries. Industry participants are either pure-play online retailers or bricks-and-mortar stores with an online presence. The industry does not include the sale of goods or services by agents that do not take ownership of the goods and services, or the sale of goods by individuals.

    Industry Products
  • Homewares and domestic appliances
  • Clothing, footwear and personal accessories
  • Groceries and liquor
  • Published media
  • Recreational goods
  • Computers, software and electronic goods
  • Other goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Clothing, footwear and personal-accessory retailing
  • Electronic goods and appliance retailing
  • Cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries retailing
  • Food and liquor retailing
  • Book, newspaper and magazine retailing
  • Computer and software retailing
  • Textile goods and housewares retailing
  • Toy and game retailing
  • CD and DVD retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Internet subscribers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Mobile telecommunications density

  • Current Performance
  • Purchasing decisions
  • Participation and profit
  • Competition
  • Other online spending
  • Multichannel retailing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry innovation
  • Multichannel operations
  • Competition
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Online Shopping Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Shopping Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Groceries and liquor
  • Published media
  • Clothing, footwear and personal accessories
  • Other goods
  • Homewares and domestic appliances
  • Computers, software and electronic goods
  • Recreational goods
  • Chart: Online Shopping Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 44
  • People aged 25 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • People aged 45 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Shopping Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Shopping

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Shopping Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Woolworths Group Limited,
  • Table: Woolworths Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Shopping Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Shopping Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An online retail model whereby consumers brows and purchase a company’s goods online before picking them up at one of the company’s bricks-and-mortar establishments.
  • Ecommerce
  • Commerce transactions made over the internet.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers more-advanced connectivity and computing functions than traditional mobile phones.
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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.
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    • 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 Shopping 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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