Computer and software retailers have experienced continuous change over the past five years. Along with advances in design and technology, the introduction of tablet computers created a new wave of demand for retailers. Despite all the hype, sales have been eroded by price deflation across the industry, which is expected to lead to annualised growth of 2.8% over the five years through 2012-13. Consumer demand for computer and software merchandise over this period has also been driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, growth in the number of households with access to a computer and the level of internet connections.
Operators in this industry retail a broad range of computer and software products including desktops, notebooks, laptops, tablets, scanners, printers, keyboards and packaged software. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods, through their stores, to the general public for private use.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.