Online Commerce vs. Retail Store : Sales Breakdown

eCommerce is truly taking over traditional retail stores in many segments like books, apparels and software. However, there is still a far way to go in segments such as health where sales through conventional retail stores is way bigger than online sales. Here are some numbers revealed by the US Census Bureau

Books and Magazines
Retail Store : $2.7 billion
eCommerce : $4.2 billion

Clothing
Retail Store : $7.0 billion
eCommerce : $13.6 billion

Computer Hardware and Software
Retail Store : $11.9 billion
eCommerce : $11.1 billion

Drugs and Health Aid
Retail Store : $50.0 billion
eCommerce : $4.8 billion

Electronics
Retail Store : $2.9 billion
eCommerce : $8.4 billion

Food, Beer and Wine
Retail Store : $1.7 billion
eCommerce : $2.3 billion

Furniture
Retail Store : $4.1 billion
eCommerce : $7.8 billion

Music and Videos
Retail Store : $1.0 billion
eCommerce : $2.8 billion

Office Supplies
Retail Store : $2.7 billion
eCommerce : $5.7 billion

Sporting Goods
Retail Store : $2.2 billion
eCommerce : $3.0 billion

Toys and Games
Retail Store : $1.7 billion
eCommerce : $2.7 billion

Others
Retail Store : $16.5 billion
eCommerce : $12.5 billion