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Research and Markets: USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011
[March 08, 2011]

Research and Markets: USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011


(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c05e3/usa_b2c_ecommerce) has announced the addition of the "USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011" report to their offering.



Strong Growth is expected within B2C E-Commerce in the USA The report ""USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011"" examines E-Commerce in the USA and provides interesting details regarding the B2C segment there.

Double digit growth within the B2C e-commerce segment and a turnover of more than 170 billion USD (approx. 126 billion EUR) are anticipated in the USA for the year 2011. In 2010, already 42% of internet users performed research and purchased goods online. As the ""USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011"" reveals, 60% of users were connected via broadband while dial-up connections only accounted for 5%. The number of internet users in the USA is expected to reach approximately 230 million in 2011, a figure which constitutes more than 70% of the population.


Gains and Trends in E-Commerce In 2010, 50% of internet users and 58% of online shoppers were female. With 70%, the category ""apparel and jewellery"" showed the highest percentage of female customers. The ""USA B2C E-Commerce Report 2011"" from yStats.com clearly illustrates that the top 25 online merchants in the USA could increase their market share to 70% in 2010.

With a turnover of 24 billion USD (approx. 17 billion EUR), Amazon was the largest American online merchant within the B2C segment in 2009, followed by Apple. Approximately 3 billion USD (approx. 2 billion EUR) of Sears overall turnover of 44 billion USD (approx. 32 billion EUR) in 2009 was derived from online sales, while Best Buy was able to increase its online turnover by 20%.

A new megatrend is m-commerce. In 2010, 86 million people in the USA were already using mobile internet service, resulting in an overall turnover of 2.4 billion USD (approx. 1.8 billion EUR). In 2011, it is expected that 100 million people or 32% of the population will utilise it.

Developments such as private sales sites and group buying noticeably further increase the turnover that may be attained in e-commerce, as do the integration of online and offline activities.

Contents - Current Trends in the E-Commerce Segment - Sales numbers and growth rates of B2C E-Commerce - B2C E-Commerce vs. retail and home shopping sales figure comparisons - Basic data on the number of internet users, penetration, types of used internet connections, number of internet shoppers and demographics (including penetration rates) - Product rankings, which show the top selling assortments on the internet.

- Rankings and short profiles of the main competitors - News on leading B2C E-Commerce companies Key Findings: - In 2009, B2C E-Commerce reached 3.7% of total retail sales in the US, up from 3.3% in 2008.

- The number of Internet users in the US is forecasted to reach nearly 230 million in 2011, accounting for more than 70% of the total population.

- Developments such as private sales sites and group buying noticeably further increase the turnover that might be attained in US E-Commerce, as do the integration of online and offline activities.

- In 2010, online payment provider PayPal gained a market share of 12% in terms of US B2C E-Commerce transactions, up from 10% in 2009.

- With a turnover of USD 24 billion, Amazon.com was the largest US online merchant within the B2C segment in 2009, followed by Apple.

Key Topics Covered: - 1. MANAGEMENT SUMMARY - 2. TRENDS - 3. SALES - 4. SHARES - 5. PRODUCTS - 6. USERS / SHOPPERS - 7. PLAYERS Companies Mentioned: - JCPenney.com - Amazon.com - Apple.com - Walmart.com - Sears.com - CDW.com - BestBuy.com - Newegg.com - Sony.com - Costco.com For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c05e3/usa_b2c_ecommerce CONTACT: Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager, press@researchandmarkets.com U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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