e-Commerce Market Analysis

Toys, Hobby & DIY in the U.S.

The category Toys, Hobby & DIY consists of four subcategories: Toys & Baby, Sports & Outdoor, Hobby & Stationery, and DIY, Garden & Pets. While it includes the sale of most baby-related products (e.g., baby food, clothing, and toys), baby furniture is not included (see: Furniture & Appliances). Products for sports and outdoor activities and DIY and gardening supplies are part of this category. DIY products range from hobby and stationery articles, including art and collectors’ items, to automotive parts and adult entertainment.

In the U.S., this segment generates a revenue of US$71 billion in 2018, which amounts to a 23% share of the entire U.S. eCommerce market.

Toys, Hobby & DIY in the U.S.

Top online stores

With sales in the U.S. Toys, Hobby & DIY market, amazon.com generated a revenue of almost US$13.9 billion in 2018, which means it is the leading online store in this segment. In second place is walmart.com with a revenue of over US$3.7 billion, followed by chewy.com with a revenue of US$3.5 billion. Altogether, the top three online stores account for a market share of 30% within the given segment. Compared to the U.S. eCommerce market across all segments, where the top three stores account for 30% of the market volume, the Toys, Hobby & DIY market has a relatively high market concentration.

The Toys, Hobby & DIY ranking of the U.S. is based on all online stores that generated sales in this segment in 2018. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The ranking shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the segment.

One of the fastest growing stores in the U.S. Toys, Hobby & DIY market is chewy.com. The store achieved sales of around US$3.5 billion in 2018. Its revenue growth amounts to 170% within the previous year.

Top online Toys, Hobby & DIY stores in the U.S. by eCommerce net sales 2018 in million US$ The table shows the stores that generate the highest revenue in the U.S. Toys, Hobby & DIY market. The Toys, Hobby & DIY ranking of the U.S. is based on all online stores that generated sales in this segment in 2018. Due to a country- and category-dependent approach, both national and international online stores can be part of the ranking. The ranking shows a filtered revenue. It only includes national sales within the segment.

# Store
1. amazon.com US$13,890m
2. walmart.com US$3,740m
3. chewy.com US$3,533m
4. apmex.com US$3,526m
5. homedepot.com US$2,515m
Toys, Hobby & DIY in the U.S.

Market size and growth rate

Revenue in 2018
US$71,491m
REVENUE
CAGR 2018-2022
4%
CAGR

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Of the five categories considered by ecommerceDB, Toys, Hobby & DIY is the third largest segment in the U.S. It accounts for 23% of the online sales in the United States, as indicated by the Statista Digital Market Outlook. Over the last year, the revenue of this market has grown by 3%. The predicted compound annual growth rate (CAGR 18-22) for the next four years is 4%. The increasing growth rate indicates that the market still has a high growth potential and is not yet saturated.

Looking at the four subcategories of Toys, Hobby & DIY, DIY, Garden & Pets is the largest. It accounts for 30% of the sales in the market. The subcategory Hobby & Stationery has a 28% share of the segment, Sports & Outdoor make up 24% and Toys & Baby sales cover the remaining 17% of the market volume.

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Top shipping service providers

Depending on which kind of product is shipped and which country a parcel is shipped to, a company chooses to use different shipping service providers. The top three providers in the U.S. Toys, Hobby & DIY market are shown in the table on the right. In the U.S., USPS (United States Postal Service) is the most frequently offered shipping service provider in eCommerce in the Toys, Hobby & DIY market in 2018. Of those stores indicating which service they use to transport their goods, 59% cited USPS (United States Postal Service) as one of their providers. Moreover, UPS (United Parcel Service) and FedEx are among the top three shipping service companies offered by U.S. online retailers in the Toys, Hobby & DIY segment, at rates of 58% and 45% respectively.

Shipping information is based on orders from the store's main country, which is defined as the one where the store generates most of its online revenue. In this case, it is the U.S. To have a category-specific evaluation, only stores with a focus on the Toys, Hobby & DIY category are included. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

Competitor analysis of shipping service providers in the U.S. The table shows the most offered shipping providers in the U.S. Toys, Hobby & DIY market. Shipping information is based on orders from the store's main country, which is defined as the one where the store generates most of its online revenue. In this case, it is the U.S.. To have a category-specific evaluation, only stores with a focus on the U.S. category are included. Only stores that provide information about their shipping providers can be considered.

# Shipping service provider
1. USPS (United States Postal Service) 59%
2. UPS (United Parcel Service) 58%
3. FedEx 45%
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