Research and Markets: Canada Set to Outpace USA in B2C E-Commerce Growth

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x6s97s/north_america_b2c) has announced the addition of the "North America B2C E-Commerce Market 2015" report to their offering.

This new report covers North America, the world's second largest region in B2C E-Commerce sales. The report reveals that Canada is expected to outpace the USA in B2C E-Commerce growth, but the USA is still predicted to account for the lion's share of the region's sales.

North America was the world's second largest B2C E-Commerce market in 2014. In the next few years, this region's share of global B2C E-Commerce sales is predicted to decline slightly, primarily due to the expanding share of the faster growing Asia-Pacific region. In 2015, B2C E-Commerce sales in North America are predicted to rise by a small double-digit percentage, with the USA still accounting for more than 90% of the pie.

The USA is reported to be more advanced than Canada both in online shopper penetration and in B2C E-Commerce's share of total retail sales. Consequently, Canada is forecasted to slightly lead the USA in terms of B2C E-Commerce's growth rate through 2019.

Another finding of the report is that the rise of M-Commerce and omnichannel retail is an important trend both in the USA and in Canada. U.S. M-Commerce sales are projected to be dominated by sales generated through tablets, while in Canada mobile browsers were ahead of applications in terms of usage for mobile shopping at the end of 2014. In Canada, cross-border online shopping is also significant, though its importance is expected to somewhat lessen as the Canadian currency has weakened with respect to the U.S. dollar.

Regarding B2C E-Commerce players, the USA is home to some of the world's largest companies in terms of online retail sales and U.S. merchants dominate in both domestic and the Canadian markets. Amazon.com is the leader in both countries, with a double-digit market share. In order to compete with Amazon, some major U.S. retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, heavily invest in expanding their E-Commerce capabilities. Nevertheless, online pure-plays remain at the forefront of the B2C E-Commerce's growth in North America.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the size of the B2C E-Commerce market in the USA and Canada?
  • What growth rates are forecasted for B2C E-Commerce in those markets?
  • How do B2C E-Commerce markets in the USA and Canada compare among themselves and to other markets internationally?
  • What are the major trends in online shopping in North America?
  • Who are the major B2C E-Commerce players in the region?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Management Summary

2. Regional

3. USA

4. Canada

Companies Mentioned

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Apple Inc
  • Best Buy Co. Inc
  • Bestbuy
  • Canada Computers
  • Canadian Tire
  • Costco
  • eBay
  • Hudson's Bay Co
  • Kohl's
  • Liberty Interactive Corp.
  • Macy's Inc.
  • Netflix
  • Newegg Inc.
  • QVC
  • Staples Inc.
  • Target
  • The Home Depot Inc.
  • Ticketmaster
  • Walmart

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Contacts

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: E-Business