Since 1999, online sales have grown at 20% compound annual growth rate while brick-and-mortar stores have actually seen sales dip. According to the US Department of Commerce’s latest quarterly retail e-commerce report, 7.5% of all U.S. retail sales are being done via e-commerce, so the industry has a lot of room to grow.
IBUY provides exposure to many familiar online names, such as WayFair Inc (NYSE: W) 3.3%, Etsy (NasdaqGS: ETSY) 3.2%, FTD Companies (NasdaqGS: FTD) 3.2%, Overstock Com Inc (NasdaqGS: OSTK) 3.2% and Priceline (NasdaqGS: PCLN) 3.2%.
The ETF also includes a number of companies based outside the U.S. like Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) 1.3% and JD.com (NasdaqGS: JD) 1.4%.
Regional weights include North America 79.5%, Europe 6.5%, Japan 3.7% and emerging Asia 10.3%.
For more information on the retail sector, visit our retail category.