Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Retail Market for Laptop Computers experienced strong growth since 2007, mainly due to advancements in technology and decreasing average prices. Laptop computers are more affordable and portable than the average desktop computer, making them more attractive to prospective buyers. However, the increase in use of tablets and netbooks may stifle these revenue gains through 2017.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Laptop retailing has a medium level of capital intensity. Retailers typically invest $0.19 on capital for every dollar of labor. However, this ratio can change depending on a retailer's operations. For example, online retailers tend to have fewer depreciation costs because they do not need to maintain a storefront. Furthermore, wage costs are typically higher at brick-and-mortar stores. Wages are an important cost for industry operators because workers must be hired for customer service, maintaining store displays, processing consumer purchases and maintaining computer systems. Laptop retailers place high emphasis on labor as stores tend to use knowledgeable employees to assist consumers with specific questions.
However, companies do have some capital expenditure... purchase to read more