Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for computers, related accessories and software consistently grows from year to year. Though growing demand benefits the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry, the rise of the direct-sales model has dampened revenue. Over the next five years, IBISWorld projects that industry revenue will increase because of a rise in unit sales of computers and computer-related products. Due to a combination of technological advances and manufacturers becoming more productive as a result of recession-era consolidation, the price of computers and related equipment will fall... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of computer, computer peripheral and software wholesaling activity in the United States largely reflects the size and distribution of the population and economic activity, the location of computer equipment and software manufacturers, the structure of the local economy and the location of head and regional offices of large companies and governments.
For computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers, the largest regions in terms of employment and payroll in 2014 are expected to be the West region (accounting for 28.1% of the industry's employment), Southeast (18.8%), Mid-Atlantic (14.1%), Southwest (11.2%) and Great Lakes (11.0%)... purchase to read more