North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 2.0
4541 - Electronic shopping and mail-order housesUS
This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing all types of merchandise using the electronic and print media to induce direct response by the customer. These establishments can employ methods, such as broadcasting infomercials, broadcasting and publishing direct-response advertising and publishing traditional or electronic catalogues, to display their merchandise and reach their customers. They can also provide websites facilitating consumer-to-consumer or business-to-consumer trade in new and used goods, on an auction basis, using the Internet.
Transactions between these retailers and their customers typically require the use of information technology (telephone or computer network) and the delivery of merchandise is typically done by mail or courier. Establishments primarily engaged in retailing from catalogue showrooms, without stock, are included.