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E-Commerce & Online Auctions in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

E-Commerce & Online Auctions in Canada

The E-commerce and Online Auctions industry in Canada comprises retailers that primarily sell their products online. Accelerated by the rising number of internet connections, industry revenue is expected to post strong gains over the five years to 2018. The growth in this industry is aided in part by the increasing internet traffic volume, which is a good measure of internet use, rising per capita disposable income and reduced unemployment. As internet traffic increases and online shopping becomes more popular, retailers are expanding the products they carry to include common household goods such as grocery and cleaning products. Hard-to-find niche products or products that are no longer being produced have also found a place in online markets because retailers do not have to contend with limited shelf space. Over the next five years, revenue growth will slow but will continue to remain strong due to accelerated growth in disposable income.

The E-Commerce and Online Auctions industry is made up of establishments that sell merchandise online through an online store or auction site. This industry excludes media and software that is streamed or downloaded online.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Amazon.com Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Costco Wholesale Corporation (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Walmart Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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