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Everything About The E-Commerce Sector Stocks In The US

The US e-commerce industry hit an all-time high in 2020, making it a potentially exciting sector for outside investors. Let’s take a look at the top US e-commerce companies, and how to invest in sector-specific US stocks from India.
March 18, 2021

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E-commerce penetration for U.S. retail sales has seen a massive year-over-year jump in 2020. According to publicly available data, the industry made a record leap of 44.0%, growing from $598 billion in 2019 to $861 billion revenue in 2020.

For many years, Amazon was the market leader with close to 43% share of online sales in the US. This year marks the growth of other retailers as well, reducing Amazon’s share to approximately 31% of the total sales.

This blog aims to provide an overview of the US e-commerce sector, along with a list of popular sector stocks and some key data on its dramatic growth in 2020. 

Important: This blog is meant to educate readers and the information furnished here is not to be construed as investment advice from Cube Wealth. Please consult a wealth coach or financial advisor before investing in any asset.

What Is The  E-commerce Sector In The US?

E-commerce means conducting commercial transactions via the internet. The terminology is commonly used to refer to buying and selling across consumer sectors such as retail, grocery, services, etc. 

It also includes internet banking and payments through online gateways. Data shows that e-commerce is growing at an exponential rate in the US, and worldover. 

Top e-commerce companies in the US include the likes of: 

A quick look at the top categories of online purchases made in the US in 2020 (below) indicates the industries in which e-commerce is thriving and slated to grow.

The graph shows the top responses to “Which of these items have you bought online in the past 12 months?”

eCommerce Trends
Source: Google

Top Facts Of US E-Commerce Sector

1. The retail revenue for the e-commerce sector in the US $861 billion revenue for 2020.

2. Out of the total retail sales in the US, online sales account for 21% of the figure.

3. The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst in this sudden growth explosion in the sector.

4. Amazon has the largest market share, largest revenue and market capitalization in the US e-commerce industry.

5. Close to 38% of the total digital buyers belong to the age group of  25 to 44 years.

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Top 10 Most Popular E-commerce Sector Stocks In The US

1. Company: Alibaba Group

  • Ticker: BABA
  • Market Cap: $632.087 Billion
  • EPS: 9.31
  • Beta: 0.88
  • Present Value: 231.87

2. Company: Amazon.com Inc.

  • Ticker: AMZN
  • Market Cap: $1.556 Trillion
  • EPS: 41.83
  • Beta: 1.13
  • Present Value: $3,089.49

3. Company: Shopify Inc.

  • Ticker: SHOP
  • Market Cap: $139.328Billion
  • EPS: 2.59
  • Beta: 1.56
  • Present Value: $1,140.63

4. Company: Booking Holdings Inc.

  • Ticker: BKNG
  • Market Cap: $98.351 Billion
  • EPS: 1.44
  • Beta: 1.25
  • Present Value: $2,401.04

5. Company: GoDaddy Inc.

  • Ticker: GDDY
  • Market Cap: $12.315 Billion
  • EPS: -2.94
  • Beta: 0.97
  • Present Value: $72.41

6. Company: eBay Inc.

  • Ticker: EBAY
  • Market Cap: $37.969 Billion
  • EPS: 7.89
  • Beta: 1.16
  • Present Value: $55.80

7. Company: Etsy Inc.

  • Ticker: ETSY
  • Market Cap: $27.874 Billion
  • EPS: 2.69
  • Beta: 1.62
  • Present Value: $221.14

8. Company: Expedia Inc.

  • Ticker: EXPE
  • Market Cap: $25.117 Billion
  • EPS: -19
  • Beta: 1.75
  • Present Value: $174.59

9. Company: JD.com

  • Ticker: JD
  • Market Cap: $137.661 Billion
  • EPS: 0.15
  • Beta: 0.83
  • Present Value: $84.02

10. Company: CoStar Group Inc.

  • Ticker: CSGP
  • Market Cap: $32.259 Billion
  • EPS: 5.93
  • Beta: 0.89
  • Present Value: $818.55

Important Note: All facts & figures mentioned in the tables above have been collated from publicly available sources. The companies mentioned in the tables are listed in no particular order and are a reflection of US' most popular service sector brands at the moment. Cube Wealth does not recommend purchasing stocks based on popularity alone and suggest you consult a Wealth Coach before putting your hard-earned money into any asset.

Past Trajectory Of Investment Returns In The US E-commerce Sector

Growth Of US E-commerce As A Percentage Of Total Sales

 

Year

Online Sales

2010

6.4%

2011

7.2%

2012

8.0%

2013

8.8%

2014

9.7%

2015

10.7%

2016

11.8%

2017

13.2%

2018

14.4%

2019

15.8%

2020

21.3%

Source: DigitalCommerce360

Percentage Growth In Online Sales Of US’ Top 10 Retailers, 2019 to 2020

 

Company

Growth

Amazon

39.1%

Walmart

65.4%

eBay

26.2%

Apple

32.3%

The Home Depot

71.2%

Best Buy

105.5%

Target

103.5%

Wayfair

51.0%

The Kroger Co.

79.2%

Costco Wholesale

60.3%

Source: emarketer

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How To Invest In The US E-commerce Sector Stocks?

The Cube Wealth App helps you invest in US e-commerce sector stocks from India. It is a simple and efficient platform that guides you to open a US brokerage account with Cube's partner, DriveWealth. 

Cube lets you invest in US stocks for as little as $1. You can buy US stocks on the Cube Wealth app in two ways:

  1. Pick US E-commerce Stocks Yourself 
  • Buy and sell shares of top companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple, etc.  on your own; for as little as $1
  • Invest up to $250,000 in US stocks from India via the RBI's Liberalised Remittance Scheme 
  1. Get Advice on Best US E-commerce Stocks
  • Sign up for Stock Advice from Award-Winning, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Rick Holbrook. 
  • Invest in a expert curated bouquet of US stocks & ETFs for as low as $1

Download the Cube Wealth app to invest in US services sector stocks from India.

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Bhavna Sharma
Bhavna is a Business Economics graduate with over 10 years of writing experience. She writes on a variety of topics for Cube Wealth and helps simplify investment-related concepts with both short & long-form content.

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