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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42343 | Jun 2014

System update: Increased demand will boost revenue but external competition offers concern

IBISWorld’s Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$362bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
320,363
Businesses
6,613
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry is expected to increase during the five years to 2014, as a result of growing demand for laptops and tablets. However, while demand for computers, computer accessories and software is growing, revenue for wholesalers has been hindered by the practice of wholesale bypass, in which manufacturers forego wholesale distributors and sell directly to end users or resellers. In the five years to 2019, revenue will benefit from growth in unit sales of computer-related products, brought on by the economic recovery. In addition, wholesalers will also benefit from computer manufacturers' increased productivity as a result of consolidations and technological innovations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Computers

The largest and third-largest products as a share of revenue for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry are laptops (23.8% of revenue) and desktop computers (15.7%). Sales of all of the industry's products are highly correlated, because customers commonly buy software, computers and peripherals in bundles at a discount. Broader trends in upstream industries, specifically computer and peripheral manufacturing, have been driving changes in this industry's product mix. Since 2009, improved technology has helped bring the price of laptops down, while decreasing the performance gap between desktops and laptops (laptops are less constrained by space and heating issues). Individual consumers and businesses alike have been shifting to laptops ever since... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling computers, computer peripheral equipment, loaded computer boards and computer software. Manufacturers' sales branches and offices with wholesale functions are included within this industry.

Industry Products
Desktop computersLaptop computersPackaged softwareComputer monitorsHard drivesPrinters and scannersMice and keyboards
 
Industry Activities
Computer boards, loaded, merchantrsComputer peripheral equipment merchantrsComputer software, packaged, merchantrsComputers wholesalingDisk drives, computer, merchantrsLoaded computer boards merchantrsMother boards merchantrsPeripheral equipment, computer, merchantrsPrinters, computer, packaged, merchantrs


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