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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 | Mar 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$253bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
210,166
Businesses
8,971
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 Investment Chapter

In this wholesale industry, there is a low level of capital tied up in plant and equipment. Instead, capital is tied up in areas mainly limited to inventories and debtors, equipment used in selling (e.g. sales representatives' motor vehicles), in handling and moving stock (such as warehouses, racking and delivery vehicles) and in systems (e.g. computers and inventory management systems). However, these costs combined account for a miniscule fraction of total industry revenue. Labor costs in this industry represent only 9.6% of revenue. Labor is required to purchase and unload products from the manufacturers and ship orders to customers, in addition to providing customer service... 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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