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. However, the looming threat of regulation may hamper sales and slow profit growth in the coming years.
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.
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.