U.S. online shops and mail-order house sales 2003-2017

This timeline shows the sales figures for electronic shopping and mail-order houses in the United States since 2003. In 2017, the total value of e-commerce and mail-order house sales was 552.2 billion U.S. dollars, up from approximately 488 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. Popular merchandise lines with high e-commerce sales volume include clothing and clothing accessories, electronics and appliances and furniture and home furnishings.

U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order house sales from 2003 to 2017

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2003 to 2017

Special properties

NAICS 45411

Supplementary notes

Source states the most recent estimates have been adjusted using final results of the 2012 Economic Census.

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