- Developed in the 1930s, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code is a 4-digit scheme that organizes 1,004 industries. Some 400 of these are services.
- Developed in 1997, the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), is a six-digit scheme that organizes 1,170 industries, of which 565 are services. Many of the NAICS industries emerged over the past 20 years.
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- You will needs NAICS codes to search for industry data in the US Census and other sites.
- 2007 NAICS Definition. Sector 44-45--Retail Trade 45411. Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses.
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing all types of merchandise using non-store means, such as catalogs, toll free telephone numbers, or electronic media, such as interactive television or computer. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing from catalog showrooms of mail-order houses.
- 2007 NAICS Definition. 425110. Business to Business Electronic Markets.
This industry comprises business-to-business electronic markets bringing together buyers and sellers of goods using the Internet or other electronic means and generally receiving a commission or fee for the service. Business-to-business electronic markets for durable and nondurable goods are included in this industry.
- 2007 NAICS Definition. 453220. Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores.
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new gifts, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards, seasonal and holiday decorations, and curios.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
Retailing gifts and novelties via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale--are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers.