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Cell Phone Repair in the US: Market Research Report

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Cell Phone Repair Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Personal Services | Sep 2015

Fragile balance: Rapid technological change will encourage replacement, rather than repair

IBISWorld’s Cell Phone Repair market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
21,758
Businesses
8,117
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cell Phone Repair industry has experienced strong growth during the past decade as smartphone and tablet usage have increased. The rising popularity of expensive but fragile smartphones has given the industry a significant boost since 2010. In the coming years, rapid technological change, the falling price of cell phones and rising disposable incomes are expected to encourage the replacement rather than repair of devices.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In 2015, the average industry company is expected to spend about $0.05 on capital expenditures for every dollar spent on labor, indicating a highly labor intensive industry. This represents a decline from $0.07 of capital investment per dollar of labor in 2010. The tools spent on repairing cell phones are generally inexpensive and widely available. As most of the cost of repair work goes to the replacement of parts, the industry does not require a high level of machinery to conduct the repairs. Industry operators may order parts from the phone's original manufacturer, although third party manufacturers usually provide comparable and more affordable replacement parts. Technicians can then remove the damaged portion from the cell phone and replace it with replacement parts... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Cell Phone Repair Industry?

This industry primarily repairs and maintains cell phones. Some operators may also repair tablets such as iPads or other electronic devices as secondary businesses, which are also included in industry revenue. Industry operators include brick-and-mortar stores, which allow customers to bring in their cell phones for repair. Some stores also allow customers to mail in devices that need repairs.

Industry Products
Screen repairWater damage repairBattery replacementCosmetic damage repairOther functional repairs
 
Industry Activities
Repairing cell phonesRepairing smartphonesRepairing tablets


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