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E-Commerce for the Furniture Industry

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E-Commerce for the Furniture Industry
Published: September 30, 2017 Content info: 71 Pages
Description

This report analyzes the world e-commerce market for furniture.

The estimated size of the global e-commerce market for furniture and a breakdown by macro-regions are provided.

Sales volume and performance for single distributor categories (E-tailers, brick & click furniture stores, non-specialists dealers) are also provided in the report.

Online sales of furniture and related products for over one hundred leading players based in US, Europe and Asia are also presented, with profiles highlighting their e-commerce policies.

The report includes overviews of the US, European and Asian furniture markets, including forecasts for 2017-2018.

Crucial issues for the e-commerce market for furniture - as price policies, logistics and delivery, offline-online integration, role social media - are discussed in light of companies' experiences.

Product considered: Upholstery, Outdoor, Office Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, other furniture (furniture for dining and living rooms, bedroom furniture, furniture for bathroom, occasional furniture and non-upholstered seats)

Highlights:

E-commerce sales of furniture. Performance by
country/region, 2016/2012.

Average yearly % growth

The e-commerce channel accounts for 4% of the global furniture sales. While the world furniture consumption increased by 1.3% in average in 2012-2016, the on-line sales channel outperformed with +15% average yearly growth in the same period.

Looking at different geographical areas, the penetration of e-commerce is higher than the average in North America and China.

The market for online home goods and furniture is highly competitive and rapidly changing. "Brick and Click" furniture distributors represented the fastest growing category since 2012

Table of Contents
Product Code: M02

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Research Tools
  • The sample of companies. Units

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. E-COMMERCE FOR THE FURNITURE INDUSTRY

  • Overview of the world furniture industry, 2016. Consumption and Imports
  • Segment breakdown and e-commerce by segment: Upholstery, Outdoor, Office Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, other furniture (furniture for dining and living rooms, bedroom furniture, furniture for bathroom, occasional furniture and non-upholstered seats), 2016. Percentage share
  • Worldwide market. E-commerce sales of furniture by kind of distributor. 2016. Million US$ and percentage share
  • Models of e-commerce business
    • Furniture Manufacturers
    • Wholesalers and B2B business
    • Brick-and-Click companies (dealers with physical stores and webstore)
    • E-tailers (pure e-commerce companies)
    • The case of Houzz

2. ACTIVITY TREND

  • E-commerce growth
    • E-commerce sales of furniture, 2012-2016. US$ million and average % change
    • The business evolution and organization

3. EUROPE

  • Sector overview
    • Europe. Consumption and E-commerce sales of furniture, 2016. Million US$ and percentage share
  • Leading e-commerce players

4. NORTH AMERICA

  • Sector overview
    • North America. Consumption and E-commerce sales of furniture, 2016. Million US$ and percentage share
  • Furniture manufacturers selling on-line
  • Leading e-commerce players

5. ASIA

  • Sector overview
    • Asia. Consumption and E-commerce sales of furniture, 2016. Million US$ and percentage share
  • Leading e-commerce players

6. GLOBAL E-COMMERCE EVOLUTION

  • Sector values and performance
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