Systems failing: Increasing wholesale bypass has contributed to revenue declining

Operators in the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling industry have struggled to benefit from increasing adoption of technology across households, businesses and government organisations over the past five years. Industry revenue has been declining for over a decade as wholesalers continue to face pressure from intense competition, substitute products and wholesale bypass. While the average manufacturing price of computers has risen over the past five years, wholesalers have struggled to pass on these cost increases due to strong price competition, limiting growth in industry profitability.Product improvement and development have limited revenue declines over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has declined due to intense competition, substitute products and wholesale bypass
  • Declining revenue and intense competition have caused several firms to exit the industry
  • Industry profit margins are anticipated to decline over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate barriers to entry, and these have remained steady over the past five years. The presence of large operators with popular computer goods, attractive products, investments in strong supply chain management systems, economies of scale and significant resources is a key barrier to entry. The industry contains several large multinational companies such as Ingram Micro, Synnex, Apple, Microsoft and Lenovo.The ability to fund working capital, including stock and debtors, and initial costs in building a viable sales base are other barriers to entry. New entrants need to have strong knowledge of niche markets, technical expertise and the financial resources to build a strong supply chain management system and a viable sales base. Acc...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling are:

  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the public sector and Demand from computer and software retailing in the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry firms wholesale computers, tablets, computer peripheral equipment, computer servers, mainframe computers, computer software, computer games and gaming consoles.

    Industry Products
  • Tablet computers
  • Laptops and notebooks
  • Desktop computers
  • Storage Units
  • Games and software
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Computer components
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Computer peripheral equipment wholesaling
  • Computer and tablet wholesaling
  • Computer game wholesaling
  • Server wholesaling
  • Software wholesaling
  • Storage equipment wholesaling
  • Printer wholesaling
  • Monitor wholesaling
  • Gaming console wholesaling
  • Keyboard and mouse wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Demand from computer and software retailing
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Demand from online shopping
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Demand and profit
  • Technological developments
  • Retail conditions
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Future computing influences
  • Industry challenges
  • Table: Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Central Government Administration
  • State Government Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Professional Services
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Data Processing and Web Hosting Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Laptops and notebooks
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Desktop computers
  • Tablet computers
  • Games and software
  • Storage Units
  • Computer components
  • Other products
  • Chart: Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Organisations
  • Public sector institutions
  • Retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ingram Micro Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited, Synnex Australia Pty Ltd, Tower Software Engineering Pty Ltd, Dicker Data Limited,
  • Table: Ingram Micro Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Synnex Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tower Software Engineering Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Dicker Data Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer Servers
  • Any combination of hardware or software designed to provide services to clients. When used alone, the term typically refers to a computer that may be running a server operating system.
  • Computer Storage
  • Computer devices and recording media, often called storage or memory, that retain digital data used for computing for some interval of time.
  • Mainframe Computers
  • Relatively large computers built to handle very large databases, thousands of user terminals with fast response times, and millions of transactions.
  • Software As A Service (Saas)
  • A software licensing model that allows consumers to purchase software on a subscription basis through a web browser.
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