SANDY, Utah — Amazon has quickly become one of the largest furniture and bedding retailers in the country, according to the latest estimates from e-commerce sales data resource One Click Retail.
The firm, which doesn’t detail its methodology, said, “By our estimation, Amazon already holds the largest market share in this space,” having tripled its sales in the category since 2015. In 2017, the e-commerce giant grew its U.S. furniture and bedding business 51% from the year before to $4 billion, the report said.
The estimate is for total sales through the Amazon.com platform, including marketplace sales, said Ojastro Todd, author of the report and marketing analyst at One Click Retail.
For some perspective, that $4 billion figure would likely make Amazon, No. 2 in the nation. Ashley HomeStore was No. 1 on Furniture Today’s Top 25 furniture and bedding retailers ranking last year with 2016 furniture and bedding sales estimated at $3.67 billion. The 2017 sales ranking won’t be released until August.
It’s not a precise apples-to-apples comparison, but this year the Ashley dedicated store network was No. 1 on Furniture Today’s Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores ranking again (based on 2017 furniture, bedding and additional accessory sales) with a $4.16 billion estimate.