Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years. Rapid technological change and the surge in online connections have supported demand for computing products. 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 2014-15, revenue from the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown at a phenomenal annualised 27.5% to total $1.1 billion. Industry revenue is expected to grow by 13.5% in 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. The industry is characterised by low capital investment due to low requirements for machinery and other capital. The industry requires significantly higher labour input, with customer support services, website maintenance and administration services all requiring labour. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $8.85 is allocated for labour.
Over the coming five years, IBISWorld expects that capital investment within the industry will increase as website servers and related computer hardware continue to be upgraded to cater to higher bandwidth and increased website traffic... purchase to read more