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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are low, yet increasing, barriers to entry in this industry. Large 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. Unit costs, however, including costs associated with warehousing and electronic ordering and information delivery systems, can fall as sales volumes increase.

New entrants need to obtain distribution agreements from manufacturers and other suppliers, which may often require them to have significant distribution capacity. They would need to fund new systems and infrastructure, inventories and debtors, particularly when building a viable sales base... 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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