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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42343 | Feb 2017

Get online: Revenue will benefit from slow growth in unit sales of computer-related products

IBISWorld’s Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling 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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Industry players have sought ways to cut costs and counteract revenue lost as a result of wholesale bypass
  • Wholesalers have been adversely affected by the adoption of direct sales models
  • Customers are expected to increase spending on postponed computer purchases
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although growing demand for industry products has benefited the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry, the rise of the direct sales model has dampened growth prospects for operators. Even though the economy has stabilized and strengthened and corporate profit has grown over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is estimated to decline, as growing downstream demand has not been enough to offset lower per-unit prices and the shifting electronics supply chain landscape. Despite these negative trends, IBISWorld estimates that industry revenue will grow over the five years to... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


The largest product category as a share of revenue for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry is computers, including laptops, desktop and tablet computers. Sales of all of the industry's products are highly correlated, because customers commonly buy software, computers and peripherals in bundles at a discount. Broader trends in upstream industries, specifically computer and peripheral manufacturing, have been driving changes in this industry's product mix. Since 2012, improved technology has helped bring the price of laptops down, while decreasing the performance gap between desktops and laptops (laptops are less constrained by space and heating issues). Individual consumers and businesses alike have been shifting to laptops ever since. In .. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Economies of scope
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in computers and software and External competition for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry in the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling computers, computer peripheral equipment, loaded computer boards and computer software. Manufacturers’ sales branches and offices with wholesale functions are included within this industry.

    Industry Products
    ComputersComputer storage devicesComputer printersPackaged computer softwareOther computer peripheral equipment
    Industry Activities
    Computer peripheral equipment wholesalingPackaged computer software wholesalingComputers wholesalingComputer disk drive wholesalingLoaded computer board wholesalingComputer motherboard wholesalingComputer printer 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
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • External competition for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Corporate profit
  • Current Performance
  • New products
  • Structural changes
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand rebounds
  • New products
  • Direct sales models
  • Table: Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Computer Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing
  • Products & Services
  • Computers
  • Other
  • Computer storage devices
  • Other computer peripheral equipment
  • Packaged computer software
  • Computer printers
  • Chart: Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses for end use
  • Other wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Government
  • All others
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ingram Micro Inc.
  • Table: Ingram Micro Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer & Packaged Software 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 Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Bring Your Own Device
  • A policy allowing and sometimes encouraging employees to bring their own computing devices to the workplace for use and connectivity on the corporate network.
  • Data Storage
  • Computer devices and recording media that retain digital data. Often called "memory."
  • Packaged Software
  • Commercial application programs developed to meet the needs of a variety of users, rather than custom-designed for a specific user or company. Packaged, or boxed, software is normally put on disks.
  • Server
  • Computer models intended for running software applications under the heavy demand of a network environment.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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