Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Greater volumes of computers and computer peripherals are being purchased in Australia every year by consumers, businesses and the public sector. However, the Australian Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling industry has not reaped all the benefits from the increased penetration of computers in households and industry over the past decade. A number of factors have conspired against the industry. For example, much of the software previously sold by the industry is now purchased online directly from overseas developers and, therefore, the economic benefits of these purchases do not flow through to the industry. Also, consumers now have access to technology such as smartphones and tablet computers to perform many functions they previously relied on PCs to perform... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
There are medium barriers to entry in this industry. The major barriers that do exist are mentioned below.
The presence of large operators with attractive products, investments in strong supply chain management systems, economies of scale and significant resources are all major barriers to entry. Ingram Micro and Synnex have dominant shares in the computer distribution segment. Some major brand owners are also major players in this industry. In the fourth quarter of 2011 the top four PC vendors (brand owners) in Australia accounted for 64% of PC sales volumes in Australia (and the fifth-placed vendor accounted for a further 7%); and these companies are gaining share in the Australian PC market... purchase to read more