A shoo-in: The popularity of online shopping and bargain hunting has driven online shoe sales

The Online Shoe Sales industry has flourished over the past five years, despite difficult retail conditions that have plagued traditional bricks-and-mortar stores. Online footwear stores have benefited from consumers seeking choice and value when making discretionary purchases. Widespread economic uncertainty has contributed to volatile consumer sentiment, prompting many households to scale back expenditure on non-essential items by postponing purchases or opting for cheaper alternatives. Online retail offers a diverse range of shoes at competitive prices, providing consumers with greater choice, flexibility and convenience, without geographical boundaries. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 10.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $364.8 million...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many firms offer free shipping and returns, which has boosted consumer confidence in the industry
  • Many online footwear stores sell products at a substantial discount, keeping profitability low
  • Online footwear stores are projected to continue attracting purchases by offering lower prices
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Online shoe retailers stock a variety of shoe products that may include sports shoes, men and women's casual and dress shoes, and children's shoes. Shoe products that require less fitting tend to be purchased more from online stores than bricks-and-mortar stores.Women's shoesWomen's shoes include heels, flats, sandals, boots, wedges, thongs and bridal shoes. This segment accounts for the largest portion of industry revenue as women typically purchase a greater quantity of shoes than men. This is partly driven by aesthetic motivations related to style. Women's shoes tend to attract higher margins due to niche products, and the variety of specific styles and designs. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Shoe Sales Industry

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

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Online Shoe Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Shoe Sales Industry?

    Industry retailers sell footwear online. Participants are either online-only retailers or bricks-and-mortar stores with an online presence. The industry includes online shoe sales generated by department stores and clothing retailers that also sell footwear.

    Industry Products
  • Women's shoes
  • Men's shoes
  • Children's shoes
  • Performance shoes
  • Industry Activities
  • Online sports footwear retailing
  • Online dress footwear retailing
  • Online casual footwear retailing
  • Online purpose-built footwear retailing
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Purchasing decisions
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and participation
  • Growing competition
  • New business models
  • Table: Online Shoe Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Products & Services
  • Women's shoes
  • Men's shoes
  • Performance shoes
  • Children's shoes
  • Chart: Online Shoe Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Shoe 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 Shoe Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online-only retailer that operates via a website.
  • Multichannel
  • A business that operates bricks-and-mortar stores and an associated online store.
  • Pure-Play
  • A business that operates exclusively online.
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