The Online Kitchen and Diningware Sales industry has thrived in a generally weak retail sector, enjoying robust growth in spite of turbulent economic conditions, volatile consumer sentiment and subdued discretionary spending. The growing acceptance of the internet as a safe and credible medium for shopping can be attributed to improvements in retailers' security and reliability, faster broadband speeds and higher computer literacy among consumers. Online retailers have benefited from a paradigm shift in the way consumers are conducting transactions. At the beginning of the period, instability in financial markets led to volatility in consumer sentiment.
Firms in this industry retail a range of houseware goods online, such as china, glassware, cutlery, bakeware and kitchenware. Industry participants are either online-only retailers or bricks-and-mortar stores that have an online presence. The industry includes online houseware sales generated by department stores, but excludes sales by agents that do not take ownership of the goods.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.