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

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.3%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
46,715
Businesses
14,238
Market Share of Companies

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
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Desktop computersThe desktop computer segment's share of industry revenue has declined steadily over the past five year 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 26.0% of revenue in 2016. While individual households continue to purchase desktop computers, PC sales have increasingly come from the business world where they receive greater utilization. Nevertheless, consumers still purchase PC's for their superior computing power and information storage space. IBISWorld anticipates desktop sales will decline further during 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 Per capita disposable income and Technological change 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
  • Laptops, ultrabooks and hybrids
  • Tablets
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
    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
    Amazon.com,
  • Table: Amazon.com - 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
    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
    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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