TMCNet:  Updated 2012 Report on the US Internet & Mail-Order Retail Industry

[January 16, 2013]

Updated 2012 Report on the US Internet & Mail-Order Retail Industry

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jw2t2r/internet_and) has announced the addition of the "Internet & Mail-Order Retail" report to their offering.


Companies in this industry sell products to consumers via the Internet or mail order. Major companies include Lands End, LL Bean, Amazon, Overstock, and Hanover Direct (all based in the US), as well as GS Home Shopping (South Korea), N Brown Group (the UK), and Otto Group (Germany).

Globally, revenue from Internet and mail-order retailing totals more than $1 trillion annually. Growth is driven in large part by the expanding middle class and broadband access in developing countries around the world.

The Internet and mail-order retail industry in the US includes about 20,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $270 billion. The output for US electronic shopping and mail-order houses is expected to grow at a moderate rate in the next two years. Key growth drivers are consumer spending habits and technology innovations.

Over the past five years, the bulk of the industry's revenue has shifted from catalog to Internet sales. While most brick-and-mortar retailers have an online presence and many also offer catalog sales, this profile focuses on retailers who use the Internet or catalogs as their sole or primary sales channel.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers personal income. Profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing to build a customer base. Larger firms enjoy central purchasing efficiencies and economies of scale in inventory management, customer service, and telecommunications.

Key Topics Covered: - Industry Overview - Quarterly Industry Update - Business Challenges - Business Trends - Industry Opportunities - Call Preparation Questions - Financial Information - Industry Forecast - Web Links and Acronyms For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jw2t2r/internet_and CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

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