Overview

Kindling the fire: Product innovations and new technologies will spur further industry growth

IBISWorld’s Online Computer & Tablet Sales 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth
11-16
2.3%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
46,715
Business
14,738

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving per capita disposable income and rising consumer confidence will secure repeat online purchases
  • The industry has undergone a significant shift in the product mix it offers
  • Product innovations and new technologies will further bolster industry growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    In line with the overall e-commerce sector, the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has experienced strong growth over the past five years. Computers and tablets have infiltrated households at increasing rates over the five-year period and the number of consumers who own a computer or tablet has grown each year since 2011. Moreover, the rising popularity of online shopping coupled with favorable economic conditions and technological developments will continue to underpin growth for the industry over the next five years. Rising consumer confidence will particularly benefit the industry's long-term growth as it contributes to customer retention. More specifically, consumer confidence about the safety and security of online purchases will likely secure repeat customers...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has a medium level of capital intensity. In 2016, operators are expected to allocate an estimated $0.13 on capital expenditures for every $1.00 spend on labor. Because this industry includes both retail operators that sell online and online-only stores, the capital intensity of this industry comes out somewhere in the middle of those two relatively intensive industries. Retail operators often are very labor-intensive, relying heavily on workers to assist in every step of the sales process. Online operators are more capital intensive. E-tailers invest more in technological infrastructure so that they can meet high volumes of orders through their online platforms. Add..

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    Additional Insights for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry are

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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    Industry Products

    What is the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry?

    This industry retails desktop, notebook and tablet computers via the internet. While most players purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers, and then sell them to end consumers, there are also manufacturers that bypass the middleman and directly sell their goods to end consumers.

    Industry Products
    Desktops
    Laptops, ultrabooks and hybrids
    Tablets
    Industry Activities
    Retailing computers via the internet
    Retailing tablets via the internet

    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
  • Technological change
  • Number of broadband connections
  • External competition
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment

  • Current Performance
  • Product mix
  • Prices and structure
  • The growing online economy
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing demand
  • The rise of e-shopping
  • Tax laws
  • Table: Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Engineering Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Laptops, ultrabooks and hybrids
  • Tablets
  • Desktops
  • Chart: Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 30 to 49
  • Consumers aged under 30
  • Consumers aged 50 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Computer & Tablet Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Amazon.com
  • Table: Amazon.com - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales 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 Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    E-Commerce
  • Short for electronic commerce, where the buying and selling of goods or services is conducted electronically.
  • Tablet
  • A one-piece mobile computer that typically offers a touchscreen.
  • Ultrabook
  • A higher-end laptop that is trademarked by Intel, but has become widely used to describe laptops that are smaller in size and have additional power and battery life.
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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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