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Chinook Industry Spotlight: E-Commerce Retail Overview Q1 2022

  • Retail e-commerce sales reached $1.1 trillion in 2022, driven by the widespread adoption of online shopping and digital payment methods.
  • The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2023 to 2028 due to increasing internet penetration and consumer spending, driving demand for e-commerce stores and acquisitions in this space.
  • Mobile commerce and the emphasis on last-mile delivery solutions have picked up significant growth over the past couple of years. Large industry players such as Walmart have nearly tripled their e-commerce sales from 2018 to 2021, while Amazon Prime subscribers have more than doubled over the last five years, to more than 150 million members.
  • Investors are drawn to this market for ongoing industry growth, value-added services, and vendor stability and diversity. Private equity firms are seeking platform investments by targeting larger companies with stable cash flows and scalable management teams.

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Chinook Capital Advisors, based in Kirkland, WA, is a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We help businesses prepare for and execute business ownership transition events.

Our expertise includes sell-side advisory/seller representation services, recapitalizations, advisory board/transaction preparation services, and other services including business valuation and debt advisory. Chinook serves many of the key industries that drive the Pacific Northwest economy, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, healthcare products & services, and consumer products & services.

We welcome inquiries from business owners wanting to discuss business valuation, M&A market updates, or how to build value towards a future exit or recapitalization.