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The Retail Market for Personal Computers in the US: Market Research Report

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The Retail Market for Personal Computers Market Research Report | Retail Market Reports | The Retail Market for Computers & Audio Visual Equipment | Sep 2013

Log in: Revenue will continue to increase alongside the reveal of new technologies and devices

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Personal Computers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Apple Inc. Apple Inc. market share
Best Buy Best Buy market share
Dell Dell  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$119bn
Annual Growth 08-13
5.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
369,562
Businesses
111,316
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a slight dip in 2009, revenue has grown since and is expected to continue to do so in the five years to 2018. New technology, including tablets and netbooks, will keep consumers interested in the products that the Retail Market for Personal Computers deals with (which excludes smartphones). A rise in consumer confidence and per capita disposable income means that consumers will likely buy more personal computers.... purchase to read more

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Entry costs

Operators planning to enter the personal computer retailing industry must consider the capital costs associated with operating a retail store as well as an e-commerce website. Market retailers will face medium start-up requirements related to the establishment, purchase or lease of a retail business. Additionally, operators need to acquire sufficient fixtures and fittings to display merchandise. These initial costs pose a barrier to entry for potential entrants. The emerging trend of e-commerce and the virtual mall, however, may decrease entry costs in the future.

Product differentiation

There is little product differentiation among operators in this market... purchase to read more

 


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What is the The Retail Market for Personal Computers Industry?

Personal computer retailers sell a variety of personal computers (PCs), a category that includes desktop computers, laptops, netbooks and tablet PCs. Industry participants also sell peripheral equipment such as displays, keyboards, mice printers and scanners. The industry excludes sales of smartphones. This report shows the size of the retail market for this product and includes sales from all major retail channels, including specialty stores, general merchandisers and internet retailers.

Industry Products
Desktop computersLaptopsNetbooksTabletsComputer peripheral equipment
 
Industry Activities
Retailing desktop computersRetailing computer peripherals (e.g. printers, monitors, keyboards, mice and speakers)Retailing tablet devices


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