Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The rapidly increasing popularity of online sales of computer and software products has led to aggressive price discounting over the past five years, negatively affecting the Computer and Software Retailing industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 2.6% in the five years through 2014-15. Intense trading conditions have kept price as the key basis of competition, due to minimal product differentiation between operators. The resulting downward pressure on prices has eroded profit margins and have forced the exit of some industry players. In 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 0.9% to reach $5.1 billion, aided by growth in discretionary income and an increase in the number of households with at least one computer... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The retail market for computer and software products may be broadly segmented into computer hardware; computer peripherals, parts and accessories; and computer software. The relative size of each segment has been influenced over the past five years by advances in technology and the release of new products.
Computer hardware includes tablets, laptops, notebooks, desktop computers and computer game consoles. This segment has increased as a share of revenue over the past five years. While sales of desktops have declined, the industry has benefited from growing demand for mobile technology such as laptops and tablet computers... purchase to read more