Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown strongly over the past five years. Strong demand for tablets for much of the period has driven growth. The growing popularity of online shopping has also spurred industry demand, with consumers increasingly regarding buying computer products online as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to bricks-and-mortar shopping. Over the five years through 2015-16, revenue from the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown at a dramatic 15.0% annualised, to reach $699.8 million. Industry revenue is expected to grow by a slower 8.2% in 2015-16 as the demand for tablets slows and the market starts to feel the effects of saturation.
Despite rapidly increasing revenue, the industry faces increasing competition... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, $0.26 is spent on capital. The industry has increased in capital intensity over the past five years as website servers and related computer hardware have continued to be upgraded to cater to higher bandwidth and increased website traffic. The growing sophistication of computer systems and hardware has also increased website automation and this has been a drag on employment and wages growth. The effects of these changes is expected to largely be felt over the next five years as employment per enterprise declines and wages decrease as a share of industry revenue. These trends are projected to increase capital intensity over the next five years... purchase to read more