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 Locations Chapter
The location of computer, computer peripheral and software wholesaling activity in the United States largely reflects the size and distribution of the population and economic activity, the location of computer equipment and software manufacturers, the structure of the local economy and the location of head and regional offices of large companies and governments.
For computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers, the largest regions in terms of employment and payroll in 2014 are expected to be the West region (accounting for 25.4% of the industry's employment), Southeast (19.1%), Mid-Atlantic (14.2%), Southwest (13.2%) and Great Lakes (11.1%)... purchase to read more