Because shoes are generally discretionary purchases, demand for shoes via online outlets is heavily dependent on per capita disposable income and other macroeconomic factors that drive consumer spending. Therefore, the industry took a hit during tough economic times, when consumers actively cut back on spending. Nonetheless, the online industry has gained wider acceptance among price-conscious consumers, and this trend will carry the industry through the next five years.
This industry retails shoes for men, women and children via the internet. Industry goods are typically purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and then sold to the public 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.