Brick & Mortar Stores Going Out of Business Due to Online Sales Growth® Reports Significant Number of Retail Stores Closed in 2018

Omaha, NE, March 21, 2019 — [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® research during 2018, many of the largest business closures (Over 10%) were in traditional retail markets such as:

Industry 2017 2018 % Loss
Household Appliance Stores 17,877 15,863 11.32%
Household Appliance Stores 17,877 15,863 11.32%
Electronic Retail Stores 6,583 5,767 12.40%
Department Stores 23,194 19,967 13.91%
Cosmetic & Perfume Stores 14,200 12,209 14.02%
Children’s & Infant Wear Stores 6,722 5,666 15.71%
Video, Music & Games Retail 6,209 3,771 39.27%

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.®, 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, PhD, President of’s research division.

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