Do the e-commerce estimates include non-employer businesses?
Yes. Non-employer firms are not included in the sample. However, to account for e-commerce sales by non-employer firms, the Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey estimates are statistically adjusted based on the retail sales of non-employers in the most recent annual survey. The Annual Retail Trade Survey estimates are statistically adjusted based on administrative records.
For more information, visit the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website.