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

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

System downgrade: Falling prices will boost demand, but wholesale bypass will remain a problem

The Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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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 is composed of 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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