Coming off the recession, consumers have higher levels of disposable income to spend on shopping. But with unemployment decreasing, they have less time to actually go out and shop. Therefore, personal shoppers are in high demand, with revenue growing fairly quickly in the five years to 2014. This trend will slow in the five years to 2019, as the industry becomes increasingly fragmented.
This industry provides personal shopping services. Personal shoppers assist individuals by purchasing items on their behalf, suggesting items to purchase and providing style assistance. Personal shoppers employed by department stores (IBISWorld report 45211) and e-commerce sites (report 45411a) are not included in this industry. Personal shoppers serving corporations only are also not included in this industry.
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.