Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Computer and Software Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4222 | Jul 2014

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IBISWorld’s Computer and Software Retailing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Aggressive price discounting and the rapidly increasing popularity of online sales of computer and software products have negatively affected the Computer and Software Retailing industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 2.9% in the five years through 2014-15. Intense trading conditions have caused price to remain the key basis of competition, due to minimal product differentiation between operators. The resulting downward price pressures have eroded profit margins and led to the exit of some industry players.

In 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 1.2% to reach $5.2 billion. Growth in discretionary income and an increase in the number of households with at least one computer are projected to underpin a modest recovery... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.12 is spent on capital. While capital investment is required to operate in the industry, labour is required to undertake a number of tasks, including the restocking of display shelves, the processing of consumer purchases and assisting with inventory management.

Capital expenditure for the industry has remained steady over the past five years. The use of computerised point of sale (POS) systems has simplified staff tasks and minimised the incidence of human error. POS systems have also allowed operators to better control inventory and reduce excess stock levels. Nonetheless, the industry remains labour-intensive, with staff required at all levels of operation. .. purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry primarily retail a range of computer and software products including desktops, notebooks, laptops, tablets, scanners, printers, keyboards and packaged software (excluding game software). The sale of computer game consoles is also included in the industry. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then sell these goods to the general public for private use or to corporate clients for business use.

Industry Products
Computer hardwareComputer peripherals, parts and accessoriesComputer software
Industry Activities
PC, desktop, notebook, laptop and tablet retailingMonitor, scanner, printer, keyboard and storage media retailingPackaged computer software retailing (except computer games)Game console retailing

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