Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years through 2013-14, the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown in leaps and bounds. Rapid technological change and intense competition in upstream manufacturing industries have made desktop computers, notebooks and tablets more affordable and attractive to consumers than ever before. The proliferation of online shopping has also spurred industry demand, with online purchases of computer products seen as a cost effective and convenient alternative to bricks-and-mortar shopping. These favourable trends have helped the industry weather the global financial crisis and outperform its bricks-and-mortar counterparts. Over the five years through 2013-14, the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown at a phenomenal annualised 27.0% to total $631.3... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry's products can be segmented into three categories: tablet computers, notebook computers and desktop computers. Demand for computer hardware is driven by a number of factors including increases in internet literacy, new product releases and increases in the number of households with computer and internet access. Over the past five years, consumer demand has shifted away from desktop computers in preference of more mobile technology, such as laptops and tablets.
Representing the largest product segment in the industry, tablet computers account for 39.7% of revenue. The segment has significantly increased its market share over the past five years, with tablet sales accounting for a tiny amount of revenue at the beginning of the period... purchase to read more