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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

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The largest product category as a share of revenue for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry is computers, including laptops, desktop and tablet computers. 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 2010, 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
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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