Variant of NAICS 1997 - Labour Force Survey (LFS) Industries

454110 - Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

This Canadian industry 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 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. 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 also included.

  • Example Activities:

    • Book club, mail order
    • Catalog (order taking) offices of mail order houses, retail
    • Computer and peripheral equipment, mail-order, retail
    • Direct mail marketing operators
    • Magazines, mail-order, retail
    • Mail order houses
    • Mail order offices of department stores
    • Order taking offices of mail-order houses, retail
    • Record clubs, mail order, retail
    • Television, mail-order (home shopping), retail
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