Overview

Hammering it home: The popularity of online shopping and DIY renovation has driven growth

IBISWorld’s Online Hardware and Tool Sales market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in DIY project uptake, due to higher discretionary income, has driven revenue growth
  • Homeowners and tradespeople have been attracted to the benefits that online outlets offer
  • Masters’ exit is expected to encourage the entry of new industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Online Hardware and Tool Sales industry has expanded rapidly over the past five years. Rising consumer adoption of online shopping platforms, coupled with increasing real household discretionary income, has driven revenue growth. Higher discretionary incomes have also allowed households to complete DIY renovations and home improvement projects that might have otherwise been delayed. Growth in capital expenditure on private dwellings has also boosted demand for industry products over the past five years. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $289.5 million.

    In December 2016, Woolworths ceased operation of its Masters business...

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    What is the Online Hardware and Tool Sales industry?

    The Online Hardware and Tool Sales industry displays moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent as wages, an estimated $0.22 is invested in capital. Capital and labour requirements tend to vary between online and traditional retailers. Online retailers must invest in websites, which represent the largest capital outlay for industry players. Larger companies may also invest in warehouses to store hardware products, tools and building supplies, before these goods are distributed to customers. However, many operators lease these warehouses and storage facilities to minimise initial capital investment requirements.

    Aside from developing online purchasing systems, online hardware and tool retailing is labour intensive. Emp...

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    Additional Insights for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Internet connections and Consumer sentiment index in the Online Hardware and Tool Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Tools and equipment
    Building supplies
    Gardening tools
    Paint supplies
    Other hardware products

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Internet connections
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Capital expenditure on private dwellings

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Downstream demand
  • Online benefits
  • Masters Exit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Online demand
  • Competition
  • Industry opportunities
  • Table: Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Hardware Wholesaling
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tools and equipment
  • Paint supplies
  • Gardening tools
  • Other hardware products
  • Building supplies
  • Chart: Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Hardware and Tool Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Hardware and Tool Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Big-Box Stores
  • Large warehouse-style retail outlets that tend to offer a diversified range of products.
  • Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location.
  • Click-And-Collect
  • The practice of purchasing products online and then collecting them via a bricks-and-mortar outlet.
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