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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Wholesale bypass has become increasingly popular, hurting industry revenue and profit
  • Consumers have been willing to spend on new high-tech electronics, buoying industry revenue
  • An uptick in consumer activity in downstream industries is expected to drive inventory expansion

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    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 2021, 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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The TV and Appliance Wholesaling industry has a low level of capital intensity, typical for industries within the wholesale sector, since they require both human labor and investment in capital for their daily operations. In 2016, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.11 is allocated for capital investments.

    The main function of the wholesaling industry is to get the product to market. Therefore, the industry requires experienced workers for daily tasks such as marketing products, taking, preparing, checking and shipping orders to customers. Capital expenditures have remained fairly stable over the past decade, as industry operators have gradually used order management and process software as well as productivity enhancing supply chain management software and equipment. Inv..

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    Additional Insights for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from consumer electronics stores in the TV & Appliance Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale a range of electric household appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, as well as consumer electronics like TVs, DVD players and stereo systems. Goods are purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and then sold to mass merchandisers, department stores, home improvement stores and other appliance retailers.

    Industry Products
    Major household appliances
    Small household appliances
    Audio and video equipment
    Other equipment
    Industry Activities
    Household appliance wholesaling
    Television wholesaling
    Audio equipment wholesaling
    Automotive radio wholesaling
    Electronics wholesaling
    Household refrigerator and freezer wholesaling
    Electric water heater wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from consumer electronics stores
  • Number of households
  • Value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Building markets drive industry growth
  • Demand growth from niche markets
  • New product technology and service offerings
  • Demand from retailers stagnates
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future trends
  • Wholesale bypass and performance
  • Table: TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Consumer Electronics & Appliances Rental

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Vacuum, Fan & Small Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Major household appliances
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Televisions
  • Small household appliances
  • Other equipment
  • Chart: TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Other wholesalers
  • Building contractors
  • Businesses
  • Other clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs TV & Appliance Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the TV & Appliance Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An optical disc format designed to display high-definition video and store large amounts of data.
  • Light-Emitting Diodes (Leds)
  • A semiconductor light source that uses ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths with high levels of brightness; recently used for TV displays.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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