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
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
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.
There is little product differentiation among operators in this market... purchase to read more