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IBISWorld’s Computer and Software Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Software providers have rapidly adopted cloud services, reducing software retail sales
  • The computer adoption rate has slowed as household computer ownership has approached saturation
  • Intensifying price pressures are likely to constrain industry profit margins

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Computer and software retailers have faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Widespread economic uncertainty and volatility in consumer sentiment prompted consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary spending over the early part of the five years through 2016-17. Many industry operators engaged in aggressive price discounting due to the rapidly increasing popularity of online shopping. The resulting downward pressure on prices eroded profit margins and ultimately led to the exit of industry players. Industry revenue recovered over the second half of the five-year period, driven by an upturn in discretionary income and rising demand for the latest tech products such as tablets. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.5%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry exhibits medium market share concentration, with the four largest players expected to account for over 45% of the market in 2016-17. According to ABS data for 2014-15, a reported 49.4% of industry enterprises were non-employing businesses in that year. A further 47.6% of operators employ 1-19 staff, with the remaining 3.0% of businesses employing over 20 staff. The industry has moderate barriers to entry, which may deter new operators from joining the industry. High competition across the industry reflects the dominance of larger players such as Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.

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    Additional Insights for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
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    Industry Products

    What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators retail computer and software products including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, printers, keyboards, computer game consoles and packaged software (excluding game software). Industry products are purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general public for private use or to corporate clients for business use. The online operations of industry retailers are included in the industry, but purely online players are excluded.

    Industry Products
    Computer hardware
    Computer peripherals, parts and accessories
    Computer software
    Industry Activities
    PC, desktop, notebook, laptop and tablet retailing
    Monitor, scanner, printer, keyboard and storage media retailing
    Packaged computer software retailing (except video games)
    Game console retailing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from online shopping
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Internet connections
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Technological developments
  • Online surge
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology trends
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Computer and Software Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer and Software Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Computer hardware
  • Computer peripherals, parts and accessories
  • Computer software
  • Chart: Computer and Software Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporate or business clients
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer and Software Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    JB Hi-Fi LimitedHarvey Norman Holdings LtdWesfarmers Limited
  • Table: JB Hi-Fi Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Wesfarmers Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer and Software Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A gaming device that enables users to play computer games.
  • It Literacy
  • Information technology literacy of the population.
  • Tablet
  • A hand-held portable PC equipped with a touch screen.
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