Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (NAICS 4541)
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National sales for this industry are published monthly in the Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 10,013 15,910 21,877 37.5%
Sales ($ Millions) 79,018 120,729 220,656 82.8%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 5,743 8,930 14,652 64.1%
Total employment 218,406 269,252 352,187 30.8%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 7,892 7,588 10,086 32.9%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 362 448 627 39.7%
Sales per $ of payroll 13.8 13.5 15.1 11.4%
Payroll per employee ($) 26,297 33,166 41,604 25.4%
Employees per establishment 21.8 16.9 16.1 -4.9%
Sales per capita ($) 297 420 732 74.5%
Population per establishment 26,614 18,085 13,772 -23.8%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs .
All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes in prices.
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THE ECONOMIC CENSUS IS THE OFFICIAL 5-YEAR MEASURE OF AMERICAN BUSINESS
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United States
SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2