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E-commerce sales in the U.S. to continue growing by 10 to 15 percent a year, total e-commerce sales are already at substantial levels as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have expanded their online efforts.
E-commerce sales are sales of goods and services where the buyer places an order, or the price and terms of the sale are negotiated over an Internet, mobile
device (M-commerce), extranet, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) network, electronic mail, or other comparable online system. Payment may or may not be
The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2016, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $102.7 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (±0.9%) from the third quarter of 2016. Total retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 were estimated at $1,235.5 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent (±0.2%) from the third quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter 2016 e-commerce estimate increased 14.3 percent (±1.8%) from the fourth quarter of 2015 while total retail sales increased 4.1 percent (±0.7%) in the same period. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 accounted for 8.3 percent of total sales.
On a not adjusted basis, the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2016 totaled $123.6 billion, an increase of 32.0 percent (±0.9%) from the third quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter 2016 e-commerce estimate increased 14.3 percent (±1.8%) from the fourth quarter of 2015 while total retail sales increased 3.9 percent (±0.7 %) in the same period. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2016 accounted for 9.5 percent of total sales.
Total e-commerce sales for 2016 were estimated at $394.9 billion, an increase of 15.1 percent (±1.8%) from 2015.
Total in-store retail sales in 2016 increased 2.9 percent (±0.5%) from 2015. E-commerce sales in 2016 accounted for 8.1 percent of total
sales. E-commerce sales in 2015 accounted for 7.3 percent of total sales.
Amazon’s e-commerce sales are $80+ billion while Wal-Mart has $15+ billion and Apple totals $15+ billion.
Of the top 25 companies on the list, 18 are more traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that have pushed their online efforts over the past five years. These include companies such as Macy’s Inc., Nordstrom Inc., Target Corp., Gap Inc. and Neiman Marcus.
Included in the top 25 list is the share of e-commerce sales to total sales. Amazon’s pure e-commerce revenue represents 74+ percent of total sales while number-two Wal-Mart has e-commerce revenue of just 3+ percent of its total sales — which indicates that the world’s largest retailer has plenty of room to grow online. Indeed, analysts and industry consultants have been urging retailers to better leverage their physical stores by also seeing them as warehouses from which goods can be shipped.
Who are the e-commerce retailers with most dynamic private label-strategies deals online?
Target, Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Publix, H-E-B, Walgreens, Albertsons (Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco), Meijer, Sam's Club, Ahold Delhaize (Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Giant, Hannaford), BJ's Wholesale Club, Dollar General, Family Dollar, 7-Eleven, PETCO, PETSMART, PaperShop.co, Southeastern Grocers, Sears/Kmart, GameShop, Barns & Noble, STAPLES, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, LOWES, Home Depot, ShopRite, Amazon.com.
Advance Auto Parts (#46) returns to the list after falling off in 2013. The five brands that fell out of the Top 50 are Guess, Big Lots, Rent-A-Center, Radio Shack and Anthropologie.