a generic domain known and loved by 1.5 billion people

With E-Commerce experiencing monumental growth over the years, the chance to buy the domain departmentstore.com may be a once in Internet lifetime opportunity. To put this into perspective, e-commerce emerged from a $1.3 trillion industry in 2014 to a $3.5 trillion industry in 2019, with an estimated 1.92 billion people purchasing goods or services online. DepartmentStore.com is a Top-Level Domain, with the dot com extension accounting for 51.6% of the worldwide market. This is a rare chance to capitalize on such a lucrative opportunity for which offers are now invited in excess of $8.5 million (plus VAT, if applicable).

The Idea

View Results From Multiple Retailers
With a single search of the global portal, a user can view results from Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Pinterest, Etsy, Gumtree, and specialty shops like ASOS, Boohoo, NastyGal, Etsy, Shein, Fashionova, and Pretty Little Things to name just a few. Shops can be user-defined according to geographical location and buying preferences. Results too, have pre-set and user-defined searches. Alerts for sales and special offers can be set for all stores.

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An Easily Remembered Domain
DepartmentStore.com is a unique two-word generic domain. It denotes a physical retail store selling a wide range of consumer goods. A place where you can touch, feel, and talk about your purchases and where you can meet a friend for a drink or a meal.

A Domain with Soul
The name DepartmentStore is deep-rooted and easily remembered. It has a soul. Around 1.5 billion people in the world know and use department stores and are familiar with the retail experience of finding almost everything under one roof with personal advice available and the window-shopping experience especially at Christmas.

No Other Domain Presents This Unique Shopping Experience
Whether used with content from an established shopping portal or an internet startup, this domain has huge potential as the results of all searches for products showing departmentstore.com/<product> provides tremendous authority and credibility.

A Global Retail Portal
Departmentstore.com could potentially be a web and mobile retail portal and app for users to search items and view multiple offers from online, physical stores, and specialty stores together with used, swap items and sites offering rewards or cashback.

A Personalized Shopping Experience
With a global retail portfolio, the user creates a home page by selecting the national, regional, and local stores and sites from which results are to be returned. These results can then be viewed by new, used, swap, free, locality, distance, price, availability, delivery, discounts, rewards, and service. Every user’s home page will be different and return localized, personalized results.

View Results From Multiple Retailers
With a single search of the global portal, a user can view results from Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Pinterest, Etsy, Gumtree, and specialty shops like ASOS, Boohoo, NastyGal, Etsy, Shein, Fashionova, and Pretty Little Things to name just a few. Shops can be user-defined according to geographical location and buying preferences. Results too, have pre-set and user-defined searches. Alerts for sales and special offers can be set for all stores.

Why is this such a valuable domain?

As Internet use increases globally, the reach, memorability, and revenue-generating potential of Departmentstore.com will continue to rise.

Dotcom accounts for over half of all top-level domains worldwide
The extension .com has endured the ages and is the undoubted domain king, the most dominant of all Top-Level Domains (TLD) accounting for just over half of all top-level domains used throughout the world.

Top 10 Domain Name Sales of All Time

The following list of multi-million-dollar domain sales has one common denominator – the absolute dominance of the .com extension.

1. Business.com – $345 Million
2. LasVegas.com – $90 Million
3. CarInsurance.com – $49.7 Million
4. Insurance.com – $35.6 Million
5. VacationRentals.com – $35 Million
6. PrivateJet.com – $30.1 Million
7. Voice.com – $30 Million
8. Internet.com – $18 Million
9. 360.com – $17 Million
10. Insure.com – $16 Million

Department Stores Worldwide

Well-known Department Stores worldwide include Walmart, Target, Nordstrom, and Macy’s in the USA, In England, Harrods, Selfridges, and John Lewis. France has Carrefour and Galleries Lafayette. Galeria, Karstadt, Kaufhof in Germany. El Corte Ingles in Spain and Mitsukoshi in Japan.

Harrods of London
Harrod’s (above), perhaps being the most famous of them all, was first founded in 1849 as a small shop in London with just 2 employees. It simply sold fruit, vegetables, perfume, and medicine. The massive luxury retailer is now home to over 5,000 brands, shop designer fashion, and accessories, luxury beauty, fine jewelry and watches, food, furniture, and more. All available in-store and online. It was also named the world’s best performing retail store, raking in sales of £2.1 billion in the year ended February 2018, a 6.8 percent increase on the prior year.

The US is quite possibly the leader in department store retailing.

The term “department store” in the US is synonymous with the retail giant, Macy’s. The American chain was founded in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy. As of 2015, Macy’s was the largest U.S department retail store company by retail sales. As of January 2020, Macy’s had sales of roughly $25 billion. There are 546 Macy’s stores, including 11 flagships, and the most famous of them all being in New York City, a mecca of luxury department store shopping. The historic New York City flagship store takes up almost an entire block in Herald Square in midtown Manhattan.

Macy's use the domain deptstore.com

The Largest Department Store in the World

Shinsegae in Busan, South Korea, officially took that title in 2009. Spanning two buildings and 5,487,595 square feet. It is now a part of a massive complex that has two epic food courts, an ice-skating rink, an indoor golf range, a giant spa, and a rooftop garden.

Physical Department Stores and Online Stores
Online only department stores and e-commerce stores include Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, AliExpress, Jingdon, Rakuten, Flipkart, and Zalando with a vast number of specialty retailers
presenting customers with new items from e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, Baidu, Google, or Flipkart together with selections from regional and local department stores and used and new items from eBay and Swaptree.

Top 5 Countries in Ecommerce Sales

1. China
2. United States
3. United Kingdom
4. Japan
5. Germany

The China Ecommerce Market is the Largest in the World
With a volume of 1.94 trillion USD in 2019, which is a 27% year over year increase and a quarter of China's total retail sales volume. As such, China's e-commerce sector is more than three times the size of the US market. E-commerce is currently booming in Asia with China being at the forefront of digital commerce and the market dominated by the Alibaba Group and its online subsidiaries, which represent a big part of Alibaba Group’s revenue.

In 2019, U.S. Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods Amounted to $343 Billion
The US is projected to reach close to $476 billion by 2024. The USA was initially leading the global market until China entered the game. Today, the USA comes in mostly due to giant marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Apparel and accessories retail e-commerce in the U.S. is projected to generate $153 billion by 2024.

The UK Makes Up $99 Billion in Total Retail Sales
This makes up 14.5% of the market and considering this is a smaller nation, this is an impressive number. Amazon.co.uk dominates this number, followed by Argos and Play.com (part of Rakuten).

Japan’s Annual Online Sales Represented $79 Billion
The country is leading the M-Commerce (mobile shopping) market in the world with the popularity of Rakuten. Japan has continuously ranked among the top five of the world's largest e-commerce markets. Not only that, but its e-commerce market is among the fastest-growing globally, boosted by a very developed economy, highly urbanized population, high internet penetration, and single-language culture.

Germany Generated $73 billion in Ecommerce in 2017
This represents 8.4% of the total retail sales. Not surprisingly, Amazon recommends a big part of the market, followed by eBay and Otto which has 9 million active customers and 1.9 million visits to the site each day.

ECommerce Growth

In 2019, an estimated 1.92 billion people purchased goods or services online
During the same year, e-retail sales surpassed $3.5 billion worldwide, and according to the latest calculations, e-commerce growth will accelerate even further in the future.

The Largest Ecommerce Companies
According to statista.com, revenue in the eCommerce market is projected to reach $2,437,768m in 2020 and is expected to show an annual growth rate of 7.4%, resulting in a projected market volume of $3,477,296 million by 2025. The market's largest segment is Fashion with a projected market volume of US$665,629m in 2020.

User penetration will be 46.6% in 2020 and is expected to hit 63.1% by 2025 and the average revenue per user is expected to amount to around $700.

Over 90% of internet users in the US, UK, and China made at least one purchase
According to Statista.com, in 2018, the percentage of consumers who made at least one purchase online in the previous 12 months grew to 93% of internet users in the U.S., 97% in the UK, and 92% in China. The market of developed countries is in its maturity phase, and the competition among eCommerce players is extremely high and cost-intensive. Marketplaces like Amazon and AliExpress are flourishing, while many stand-alone retailers struggle to find their USP as brand and store loyalty are decreasing and the cart abandonment rate in the industry is at 75%. Increasing brand engagement can be achieved through community building (e.g., ASOS Marketplace), loyalty programs, and a seamless mobile and desktop user experience.

Credit: Statista.com

Top 5 Countries in E-commerce:

China will soon become the world’s top retail market
China is going at an amazingly fast pace and is sure to become the world’s top retail market, surpassing the US by more than $100 billion, according to eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and e-commerce forecast. E-commerce exceeds 35% of China’s retail sales—the highest in the world (eMarketer).

Amazon now has a market cap of $1.6 trillion
On 4th September 2018, Amazon reached the $1 trillion market cap to become the most valuable retailer, a position that was previously held by Walmart. In 2020 partially due to the global Coronavirus pandemic the market cap of Amazon grew by 73% to $1.6 trillion making Amazon the fourth largest company in the world. Amazon is the largest online retail company in the world with estimated monthly site traffic of 2.476 billion visits. Amazon’s sales in 2019 were worth $280.5 billion, up from 2018’s $232.9 billion (+20.43%).

JD - China’s ‘Amazon’
China’s JD.com (JingDong) could be considered China’s Amazon and with its rapid growth over the last few years, it rivals China’s other e-commerce giant, Alibaba. JD has a market cap of $123.26 billion as of Dec 2020 and generated $82.80 billion in revenue in 2019.

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Top Ecommerce Companies

Suning – 1,600 stores throughout China
Suning.com is one of the largest retailers in China with over 1,600 stores scattered across China as well as its an e-commerce platform. Suning.com had a market cap of $13.47 billion and total revenue of $38.06 billion in 2019.

Rakuten – The Amazon of Japan
Known as the Amazon of Japan with 40% of users in the country Rakuten’s revenue in 2019 was $11.6 billion, which was a 14.7% increase from 2018’s revenue.
Walmart.com the second largest e-commerce retailer in the USA
With the fiscal year 2020 revenue of $524 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. The online share of Walmart is relatively small with about 2.8%. This is largely due to the gigantic physical retail footprint the company has in the US. Even though Walmart, is the biggest company in the world by revenue and employees they struggle with converting their success in the online retail field.

Meituan of China - one of the world’s most innovative companies
In the first half of 2018, Meituan Dianping—a Chinese tech platform that expedites the booking and delivery of services such as food, hotel stays, and movie tickets—facilitated $33.8 billion worth of transactions for more than 350 million people in 2,800 cities. In food delivery alone, it handled 2.77 billion transactions: That’s 178 Meituan-enabled services every second of every day. The average customer used Meituan 38% more often than the prior year.

Walmart annual/quarterly revenue history and growth rate from 2006 to 2020
• Walmart revenue for the quarter ending October 31, 2020 was $134.708 billion, a 5.25% increase year-over-year.
• Walmart revenue for the twelve months ending October 31, 2020 was $548.743 billion, a 5.31% increase year-over-year.
• Walmart annual revenue for 2020 was $523.964 billion, a 1.86% increase from 2019.
• Walmart annual revenue for 2019 was $514.405 billion, a 2.81% increase from 2018.
• Walmart annual revenue for 2018 was $500.343 billion, a 2.98% increase from 2017.

eBay: A Multinational Ecommerce Operation
eBay, an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. Its market capitalization was over $35.87 billion in October 2020.
eBay annual/quarterly revenue history and growth rate from 2006 to 2020. Revenue can be defined as the amount of money a company receives from its customers in exchange for the sales of goods or services. Revenue is the top line item on an income statement from which all costs and expenses are subtracted to arrive at net income.
• EBay revenue for the quarter ending September 30, 2020 was $2.606 billion, a 25.11% increase year-over-year.
• EBay revenue for the twelve months ending September 30, 2020 was $11.726 billion, a 19.7% increase year-over-year.
• EBay annual revenue for 2019 was $10.8 billion, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
• EBay annual revenue for 2018 was $10.746 billion, a 8.25% increase from 2017.
• EBay annual revenue for 2017 was $9.927 billion, a 6.76% increase from 2016
Source: [https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/EBAY/ebay/revenue]

DepartmentStore.com – Offers invited in excess of $8.5 million

The vendors of the domain DepartmentStore.com are seeking offers in excess of $8.5 million (together with VAT if applicable).
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