Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

The global internet audience continues to grow steadily, with the worldwide base of broadband internet users (including fixed and wireless) in excess of 4.3 billion as 2019 began.  This vast base of high speed internet users encourages businesses to innovate in order to offer an ever-evolving array of online services.  Sectors that are growing very rapidly online include the sale of entertainment products, travel, apparel and consumer electronics.  Even groceries have moved into the fast lane, as online grocery sales are growing quickly in the U.S. thanks to a growing list of same-day delivery options.  The most powerful trends on the internet include access via wireless devices, the migration of entertainment, including TV programming, to the web and cloud-based software-as-a-service.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the E-Commerce & Internet Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-485-4 ISBN (Available Now)
  • E-book: 978-1-62831-808-1 ISBN (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages:   670          

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 501

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the e-commerce & internet business including:

  1. Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business                                                                   
  2. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges                          
  3. Amazon Continues to Boost its Market Share                                                                               
  4. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon                                                       
  5. Package Delivery by Drone                                                                                                             
  6. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth                                                                                           
  7. Global Internet Market Tops 4.0 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless                                                                                                                                          
  8. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction                                                                                      
  9. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future                         
  10. China is the World’s Largest E-commerce Market and Continues to Boom                                  
  11. India Is the New E-Commerce Battle Ground                                                                                
  12. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues                 
  13. Overview of the Social Media Industry                                                                                          
  14. Digital Advertising Soars, Has Larger Share of U.S. Advertising Market Than TV                          
  15. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Digital Media Market                                                    
  16. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer                                                                                                                                  
  17. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in the Music Industry, but Digital Sales Slow                             
  18. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face New
    Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 33 Million Subscribers                                             
  19. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry                                                                                           
  20. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle With Cord-Cutting/Cheaper Streaming Options Proliferate, Including Netflix                                                                                                                                             
  21. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New
    Level of Transparency                                                                                                                     
  22. Online Banking Grows on Smartphones/The Internet and ATMs Replace Branches and
  23. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow                                                                           
  24. The “Internet of Things (IoT)” and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)         
  25. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries                                                                                                                   
  26. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
    Business Models                                                                                                                             
  27. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway                                 
  28. Light-Weight Satellites and Project Loon Balloons Studied for Internet Access and
    Whole-Earth Imaging                                                                                                                      
  29.  “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors                                                                                                              
  30. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers                                                                                                                   
  31. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems                                                                                                                                           
  32. Subscription Fashion Services Grow, Including Stitch Fix                  
  33. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes                                          

E-Commerce & Internet Industry Statistics

  1. E-Commerce & Internet Business Statistics and Market Size Overview       
  2. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2009-3rd Quarter 2018 
  3. E-Commerce Related Services Quarterly Revenue, U.S.: 2017-2018
  4. U.S. Retail Trade Sales, Total & E-commerce: 2015-2018     
  5. Total & E-commerce Sales for Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses, By Merchandise Line, U.S.: 2015-2018      
  6. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  9. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: January 2018
  10. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: January 2018
  11. Internet Users by Demographic Group, U.S.: 2018
  12., Inc. Annual Sales & Income: 2012-2018
  13. eBay Annual Statistics: 2012-2017
  14. Employment in E-commerce & Internet-related Fields, U.S.: 1999-2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • 1-800 Contacts Inc
  • Inc
  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • A B Watley Group Inc
  • About Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • AdStar Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc