United States B2C Ecommerce Market Analysis/Opportunities Report 2022: e-Commerce Players are Looking at the Metaverse to Create Enhanced Shopping Experiences for their Customers – ResearchAndMarkets.com
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “United States B2C Ecommerce Market Opportunities Databook – 100+ KPIs on Ecommerce Verticals (Shopping, Travel, Food Service, Media & Entertainment, Technology), Market Share by Key Players, Sales Channel Analysis, Payment Instrument, Consumer Demographics – Q2 2022 Update” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The B2C Ecommerce market in United States is expected to grow by 11.80% on annual basis to reach US$1,574.5 billion in 2022.
The medium to long-term growth story of the B2C Ecommerce industry in United States promises to be attractive . The B2C Ecommerce market is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period, recording a CAGR of 10.22% during 2022-2026. The country’s B2C Ecommerce Gross Merchandise Value will increase from US$1,408.3 billion in 2021 to reach US$2,323.9 billion by 2026.
In the United States, the B2C e-commerce industry is expected to hold on to the global pandemic accelerated sales in 2022, with big retailers, including Amazon and Walmart, set to benefit from the growing online shopping trends among consumers in the country. While the growth in sales declined in 2021, the total purchases remained far above the pre-pandemic levels.
This growth rate fall also reflects that consumers returned in-store for their purchases in 2021. While the in-store sales gained momentum last year, shoppers continued to purchase their products online with the same enthusiasm.
The growing comfort of online shopping coupled with enhanced fulfillment and delivery services offered by e-commerce providers is expected to further support the online shopping trend in the United States over the next three to four years.
United States-based e-commerce marketplaces are entering into mergers and acquisition deals
To enter the market with high barriers, United States-based e-commerce marketplaces are entering into mergers and acquisition deals.
In June 2021, Etsy, one of the leading e-commerce marketplaces, announced that the firm had acquired Elo7, a Brazil-based handcrafted goods marketplace, for US$217 million. This acquisition is expected to help Etsy in growing its foothold in the Latin American market, a region with high barriers to entry.
In June 2021, Etsy acquired Depop, a United Kingdom-based apparel shopping app, for US$1.63 billion. Through the acquisition of Depop, Etsy is targeting to improve the consumer experience, thereby seeking to increase the conversion rate and growth of the business in the region. The acquisition of Depop will also help Etsy to target Gen Z consumers globally. Depop is the 10th most visited shopping site among Gen Z consumers in the United States.
E-commerce players are looking at the metaverse to create enhanced shopping experiences for their customers
The metaverse has the potential to reshape the e-commerce industry entirely. Apart from offering instant gratification, the combination of metaverse and e-commerce can also greatly influence customer purchase decisions and increase customer satisfaction. Consequently, to create an enhanced shopping experience for their customers, many players in the e-commerce segment are investing and innovating in the metaverse space.
In December 2021, Walmart, one of the leading retailers in the country, filed for several trademarks, thereby suggesting plans to start selling virtual goods, including toys, appliances, electronics, apparel, sporting equipment, home decor, and much more. In addition to this, and as reported by Bloomberg, Walmart has also filed trademarks for the names Verse to Curb, Verse to Home, and Verse to Store, a hint that the firm may be preparing for a virtual shopping experience.
In 2021, Walmart also announced that the firm had acquired Zeekit, a virtual fitting room platform for creating an enhanced shopping experience for its online shoppers.
All of these indicate that the leading retailer in the country is looking to enhance the shopping experience of its customer through innovative and emerging technologies. Notably, Walmart is not the only player investing in new technologies. Amazon has its presence in the metaverse segment as well.
With Amazon AR View, the online e-commerce marketplace has already started incorporating metaverse technology into its digital platform. The AR View allows shoppers to design and decorate their homes using augmented reality. Every product that AR View supports is sized and rendered to scale. This allows shoppers to know exactly how large the product is.
Startups are raising funding rounds to further accelerate their growth in the online travel sector
The United States online travel market is dominated by big players such as Expedia, Booking, and Airbnb. However, the segment also has a presence of several innovative startups that are looking to tap into the high-growth potential market. Consequently, these firms are raising funding rounds to further accelerate their growth in the online travel sector.
In February 2022, Headout, a New York City-based startup that runs an app for booking experiences, announced that the firm had raised US$30 million in its Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Glade Brook Capital. Before raising US$30 million, the startup also raised US$12 million, which was also led by Glade Brook Capital. In 2021, the startup recorded a growth of over 800%. With this funding round, the startup aims to further accelerate its growth over the next three to four years.
In February 2022, Captain, another startup that allows people to book outdoor travel experiences in the United States, announced that the firm had raised US$2 million in its seed funding round.
Online food delivery businesses are seeking ways to diversify their existing business
As competition in the online food delivery market continues to grow in the United States, players are seeking ways to diversify their existing business, which will also help them to grow their market share.
To diversify its existing business, Uber launched a grocery delivery service and also piloted same-day delivery in a strategic partnership with Costco. In addition to this, Uber also expanded its prescription delivery collaboration with Nimble and acquired Drizly, an alcohol delivery firm. Moreover, to further consolidate its position in the segment and drive market share, the firm acquired Postmates in November 2020.
On the other hand, DoorDash, the industry leader in the online food service segment, partnered with CVS as well as national and regional convenience stores to deliver household essentials. Moreover, DoorDash entered into a strategic collaboration with Albertsons to expand its grocery delivery offerings. In September 2021, DoorDash also announced that the firm was adding alcohol delivery services to its app.
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Future Growth Dynamics
- Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis
- Average Value Per Transaction Trend Analysis
- Gross Merchandise Volume Trend Analysis
United States User Statistics and Ratios of Key Performance Indicators
- User Statistics
- Card Abandonment Rate and Product Return Rate
- B2C Ecommerce Per Capita and GDP Per Capita
- GDP Per Capita Trend Analysis
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Share by Key Players
- United States Retail Shopping Ecommerce Market Share by Key Players (Amazon, Argos, eBay, Marks & Spencer, Tesco)
- United States Travel Ecommerce Market Share by Key Players (Booking.com, Expedia, Gett, Jet2holidays, Uber Taxi)
- United States Food Service Ecommerce Market Share by Key Players (Deliveroo, Domino’s Pizza, Gousto, Just Eat, Uber Eats)
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by B2C Ecommerce Segments (Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis, 2017-2026)
- Retail Shopping (breakdown by clothing, footwear & accessories, health, beauty and personal care, food & beverage, appliances and electronics, home improvement, books, music & video, toys & hobby, auto)
- Travel and Hospitality (breakdown by air travel, train & bus, taxi service, hotels & resorts)
- Online Food Service (breakdown by aggregators, direct to consumer)
- Media and Entertainment (breakdown by streaming services, movies & events, theme parks & gaming)
- Healthcare and Wellness
- Technology Products and Services
- Other segments
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Retail Shopping Sales Channel
- Platform to Consumer
- Direct to Consumer
- Consumer to Consumer
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Share by Travel and Hospitality Sales Channel
- Market Share by Travel and Hospitality Sales Channel
- Aggregator App – Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis
- Direct to Consumer – Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Online Food Service Sales Channel
- Aggregator App
- Direct to Consumer
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Engagement Model (Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis, 2017-2026)
- Website Based
- Live Streaming
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Location (Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis, 2017-2026)
- Cross Border
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Device (Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis, 2017-2026)
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Operating System
- Other Operating Systems
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by City
- Tier 1
- Tier 2
- Tier 3
United States B2C Ecommerce Market Size and Forecast by Payment Instrument (Gross Merchandise Value Trend Analysis, 2017-2026)
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- Bank Transfer
- Prepaid Card
- Digital & Mobile Wallet
- Other Digital Payment
United States B2C Ecommerce Consumer Demographics
- Market Share by Age Group
- Market Share by Income Level
- Market Share by Gender
- Best Buy
- Uber Eats
- Booking Holdings
- Expedia Group
- Uber Taxi
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