Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry took a hit when disposable income dropped during the recession. In the past five years, stagnant downstream demand has pressured industry sales. Additionally, the industry has been hurt by manufacturers and retailers engaging in wholesale bypass. In the five years to 2019, industry growth will be driven by the recovering economy, as well as trends promoting energy-efficient appliances and technologically advanced products. The continuation of wholesale bypass is projected to hinder some of this industry growth by driving out smaller and less-profitable operations... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry exhibits medium barriers to entry for prospective operators. Although there are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that prevent firms from entering the industry, initial capital investments and high competition can create potential barriers.
As with many other wholesale industries, potential new entrants to the industry require substantial levels of capital investment in buildings to establish a warehouse and distribution system. In addition, larger wholesale operators entrench themselves in the supply chain by establishing computer ordering systems that link mass merchandisers to wholesalers and other computerized inventory systems... purchase to read more