Nice tale: Revenue up sharply over the past five years due to greater online accessibility

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Book Sales industry has undergone rapid growth over the past five years. Consumers are becoming more comfortable with ecommerce transactions and receiving items via delivery. The migration away from bricks-and-mortar retailers to online etailers has translated into revenue growth for online booksellers. The decline of bricks-and-mortar book retailers, due to parallel import restrictions (PIRs) and local and overseas online competition, has driven more consumers to purchase from industry operators. However, the global dominance of Amazon and its subsidiaries has limited industry revenue growth. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 14.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $131.6 million...

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What is the Online Book Sales industry?

The geographic spread of industry establishments mimics the distribution of the general population. States accounting for the majority of industry establishments generally have a greater share of the total population, as well as a higher portion of consumers with internet access and a propensity to shop online. Being located close to key markets enables industry operators to improve delivery service times and provide premium delivery options such as next-day delivery. Consequently, industry establishments are primarily located in the eastern seaboard states of New South Wales and Victoria. Operators in these two states account for an estimated 59.0% of industry revenue, with Queensland accounting for an estimated 18.0%...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Trade print books
Trade ebooks
Educational print books
Educational ebooks
Examples of brands in this Industry

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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