Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rapid technological change, combined with increased production efficiency, has resulted in falling retail prices for industry products, making them more attractive and affordable for consumers. Over the next five years, improving per capita disposable income and rising consumer confidence about the convenience and security of online purchases will likely secure repeat sales. In addition to improving economic conditions, product innovations and new technologies will further bolster industry growth. Nevertheless, the looming threat of online sales tax may hamper sales and slow profit growth.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has a high level of capital intensity, with most investment requirements in the form of warehouse space, computer equipment and warehouse staff. For every dollar spent on labor, the average operator will invest about $0.38 in capital improvements in 2013. Capital intensity has increased slightly during the past five years. Companies are increasingly investing in technology to improve productivity and sales efficiency.
Online retailers outlay capital on technology to establish, implement and maintain their websites. Establishing and maintaining databases requires computers, printers, software programs for electronic payment system, firewalls and more... purchase to read more