Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling in the US
While demand for computers and related equipment has grown considerably over the five years to 2017, computer wholesalers have endured increasing price competition and a shift by manufacturers toward direct sales models. Although private investment in computers and software has increased, the price of computers and peripheral equipment has decreased substantially during the same period. Declines in the cost of computing power have led to a proliferation of new computing products. The Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry is expected to continue its gradual decline over the next five years. Although demand for computers and software will remain steady, particularly from business customers, changes already underway in the distribution of computers and software will persist, ultimately reducing wholesalers' role in the supply chain.
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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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