Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
This industry is one of few that can benefit from weak economic conditions. Therefore, the sluggish economic recovery and persistent high unemployment has presented opportunities for providers of electronic and computer repair services. However, because many electronic gadgets quickly become obsolete due to rapid technological advances, consumers will be tempted to simply replace these items rather than repair them. Nevertheless, high-end electronic items like flat-screen TVs will continue to generate demand for the industry, as these items generally cost less to repair than to replace... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Computer and office equipment repairs
The largest industry segment is computer and office equipment repairs, generating an estimated 39.7% of total revenue. This category includes the repair and maintenance of computers and peripherals, office machines (e.g. printers), photocopiers and typewriters. Another service this segment performs is recycling inkjet cartridges, which is usually not a sufficient revenue-generating activity in itself. Most companies engage in this activity as an additional service to their repair and maintenance clients.
As a share of revenue, this segment has fluctuated in the past five years, increasing from 34.8% of total industry revenue in 2009... purchase to read more