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

The rising prevalence of the tablet computer and the introduction of laptop-tablet hybrid computers, combined with the surge in e-commerce spending, have been the primary drivers of growth for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry over the past five years. As per capita disposable income rose during the period, more and more Americans sought more mobile options, including tablets and laptops retailed by operators, contributing to solid revenue growth over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to continue to grow. Improving per capita disposable income and rising consumer confidence will likely secure repeat sales. In addition to improving economic conditions, product innovation and new technologies will further bolster industry growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • To stay competitive and generate sales, companies have been forced to aggressively compete on price
  • Operators have lowered prices to further differentiate themselves from competitors
  • Higher projected disposable income and an improved sense of financial stability will support demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Desktop computersThe desktop computer segment's share of industry revenue has declined steadily over the past five years as a greater number of consumers shift their preferences towards laptops and tablets. IBISWorld estimates this segment, once the industry's most dominant segment, has declined to account for 21.4% of revenue in 2018. While individual households continue to purchase desktop computers, PC sales have increasingly come from the business world where they receive greater use. Nevertheless, consumers still purchase PC's for their superior computing power and information storage space. IBISWorld anticipates desktop sales will decline further over the next five years due to the advance of tablet, laptop and ultrabook technologies...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of households with at least one computer and Consumer spending in the Online Computer & Tablet Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing computers via the internet
  • Retailing tablets via the internet
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of households with at least one computer
  • Consumer spending
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • 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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Engineering Services
  • Consumers

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

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

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other 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 Inc.,
  • Table: Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Computer & Tablet Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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