Annual desktop e-commerce sales in the United States from 2002 to 2014 (in billion U.S. dollars)

U.S. annual desktop e-commerce sales 2002-2014 The statistic shows U.S. e-commerce sales from 2000 to 2014. Desktop e-commerce sales amounted to 359 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, the majority of which were accumulated through retail e-commerce sales that year.
Online retail

Online retail in the United States is a strong sector of the U.S. e-commerce market with constantly growing sales. With an annual average compound growth rate of 13.47 percent, e-commerce sales in the United States are close to reaching several hundred billion dollars, up from 117 billion U.S. dollars over a decade ago in 2004. E-commerce sales are usually divided into the business-to-consumer segments of online travel and online retail sales with the latter accounting for the majority of U.S. e-commerce revenue.

The prevalence of e-commerce sales has lead to changes and competition in pricing as consumers are now able to gather information about the best deals. Online shopping has also lead to showrooming where customers check out a product in-store and then shop for a cheaper price online. Many brick and mortar stores have subsequently adopted an online price-matching strategy and furthermore encourage consumers to shop at the stores’ retail sites instead of e-commerce companies such as Amazon.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Sales in billion U.S. dollars
200272
200393
2004117
2005143
2006171
2007200
2008214
2009209
2010228
2011256
2012289
2013322
2014359
Sales in billion U.S. dollars
200272
200393
2004117
2005143
2006171
2007200
2008214
2009209
2010228
2011256
2012289
2013322
2014359
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
The statistic shows U.S. e-commerce sales from 2000 to 2014. Desktop e-commerce sales amounted to 359 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, the majority of which were accumulated through retail e-commerce sales that year.
Online retail

Online retail in the United States is a strong sector of the U.S. e-commerce market with constantly growing sales. With an annual average compound growth rate of 13.47 percent, e-commerce sales in the United States are close to reaching several hundred billion dollars, up from 117 billion U.S. dollars over a decade ago in 2004. E-commerce sales are usually divided into the business-to-consumer segments of online travel and online retail sales with the latter accounting for the majority of U.S. e-commerce revenue.

The prevalence of e-commerce sales has lead to changes and competition in pricing as consumers are now able to gather information about the best deals. Online shopping has also lead to showrooming where customers check out a product in-store and then shop for a cheaper price online. Many brick and mortar stores have subsequently adopted an online price-matching strategy and furthermore encourage consumers to shop at the stores’ retail sites instead of e-commerce companies such as Amazon.
Show more
Release date
May 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000 to 2014
Special properties
desktop retail + travel sales

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "E-commerce in Norway"

  • Key figures
The most important statistics
  • E-commerce sales by category
  • Online shopper
  • Mobile e-commerce
  • Delivery and payment methods
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News