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

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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42343 | Sep 2015

System reboot: Revenue declines will reverse, but wholesale bypass will remain a threat

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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While demand for computers, computer accessories and software is growing, revenue for wholesalers has been hindered by the practice of wholesale bypass over the past five years. In the five years to 2020, 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are low, yet increasing, barriers to entry in this industry. While the industry is generally dominated by smaller operators that service a small, regional clientele, larger distributors have an advantage because of their access to finance, economies of scale and stronger vendor relationships. Major vendors typically require that wholesalers attain minimum annual sales of the vendor's products in order to continue distributing their products. Unit costs, however, including costs associated with warehousing and electronic ordering and information delivery systems, can fall as sales volumes increase, offering an advantage to operators with higher revenue figures... 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
ComputersComputer storage devicesComputer printersPackaged computer softwareOther computer peripheral equipment
Industry Activities
Computer peripheral equipment wholesalingPackaged computer software wholesalingComputers wholesalingComputer disk drive wholesalingLoaded computer board wholesalingComputer motherboard wholesalingComputer printer wholesaling

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