Furnished for success: The growing popularity of online shopping has boosted industry revenue

The widespread acceptance of internet shopping has contributed to rapid revenue growth for the Online Household Furniture Sales industry over the past five years. Lower prices, the ability to conveniently compare products and increased transaction security have aided industry sales. Industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 15.9% over the five years through 2017-18, to $533.3 million. This includes growth of 7.8% in the current year. While industry revenue has grown from a low base, the industry has still performed well as Australians have increasingly used the internet to purchase household furniture.Pure-play furniture retailers have a cost advantage over traditional retailers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$533m
Annual Growth 13-18
15.9%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
816
Businesses
214
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving transaction security for online purchases has supported industry revenue growth
  • Growth in mobile internet connectivity and online security have helped drive revenue growth
  • Increasing competition is projected to reduce industry profit margins over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the industry, while considered to be moderate, partially depend on whether potential operators already sell furniture through bricks-and-mortar stores. Only a few operators in the industry have existing bricks-and-mortar stores and complement these stores by offering online sales. These operators have existing marketing and distribution systems in place, which assists their entry into the industry.Nearly all furniture can be delivered to customers by the operator's trucks or via courier. Customers generally find this more convenient than arranging their own delivery. However, many customers like to see products in person before making purchases, especially for expensive or custom-made furniture. Fea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Household Furniture Sales Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Online Household Furniture Sales are:

  • Having a clear market position
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Demand from house construction in the Online Household Furniture Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Household Furniture Sales Industry?

    Industry companies retail a range of new indoor and outdoor home furniture, such as couches, beds, tables and chairs through the internet. Industry goods are typically purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers, and sold online to the public.

    Industry Products
  • Lounge and dining room furniture
  • Other furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Industry Activities
  • Online sale of lounge furniture
  • Online sale of dining room furniture
  • Online sale of bedroom furniture
  • Online sale of outdoor furniture
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from house construction
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Internet connections
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Industry expansion
  • Online shopping acceptance
  • Pure-play approach
  • Shifting retail structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry expansion
  • Online shopping acceptance
  • Pure-play approach
  • Demand factors
  • Table: Online Household Furniture Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Household Furniture Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Metal Furniture Manufacturing
  • Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing
  • Wooden Furniture and Upholstered Seat Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Lounge and dining room furniture
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Other furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Chart: Online Household Furniture 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 Household Furniture Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Household Furniture Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Household Furniture Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Temple & Webster Group Ltd,
  • Table: Temple & Webster Group Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Household Furniture Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Household Furniture 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
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • Used to describe retailers or operations with a building or physical store.
  • Eames
  • Used to refer to classic furniture design by Charles and Ray Eames.
  • Pure-Play
  • Retailers that only operate online and do not have a traditional bricks-and-mortar store.
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