The Computer Stores industry will benefit as computers are swiftly becoming essential household and personal products. Despite the growing ubiquity of these products, retailers of computers, peripherals and consumer electronics have faced some onerous challenges over the past five years. Rapid technological change, increased production efficiency and a highly globalized supply chain have lowered computer retail prices, diminishing the industry's revenue potential. The Computer Stores industry is expected to grow slowly over the next five years. Competition from online distributors will continue to erode the industry's customer and revenue base, augmented by a growing number of smartphone devices and e-commerce applications.
This industry includes operators that mainly retail desktops, notebook computers and software, as well as accessories like printers, scanners and keyboards. These goods are generally purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to end consumers, including households and businesses.
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.