Brick & Mortar Stores Going Out of Business Due to Online Sales Growth

OMAHA, Neb., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- America's love affair with online purchasing has led to the closure of over 10% of businesses in certain industries. While the total number of businesses in the U.S. holds steady at 14 million, certain industries seem to be more affected by today's click-n-pay lifestyle.

For example, according to's research during 2018, many of the largest business closures (Over 10%) were in traditional retail markets such as:

Household Appliance Stores: 2,104 or 11.32% of stores closed in 2018

Electronic Retail Stores: 846 or 12.40% of stores closed in 2018

Department Stores: 3,497 or 13.91% of stores closed in 2018

Cosmetic & Perfume Stores: 1,991 or 14.02% of stores closed in 2018

Children's & Infant Wear Stores: 1,056 or 15.71% of stores closed in 2018

Video, Music & Games Retail: 2,438 or 39.27% of stores closed in 2018

In addition - large retail stores such as Grocery, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Shoe, Auto, and Office Supplies experienced major business loss during the past year as well. "People want to get their goods and services faster and forego the usual traffic and parking headaches of going to a physical store these days. Online shopping is usually cheaper and makes that possible" said Robert Smith, CEO of a large nationwide online shopping company.

DatabaseUSA, a premier database marketing company, updates the database of 14 million businesses using public sources and then verifies each business listing with telephone surveys and website research. "We primarily provide mailing lists and sales leads to help our clients find new customers, but there are a lot of economic insights that can be gleaned from our research", said Mark Richard, Ph.D., President of's research division.

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