Net gains: Growing acceptance of online shopping has supported strong revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Online Computer and Tablet Sales market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has grown strongly over the past five years. The development and widespread consumer acceptance of tablet computers have helped boost industry revenue over this period. In addition, consumers have become more confident about purchasing high-value items online, with online shopping growing significantly over the past five years. Consumers have turned to online shopping as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to bricks-and-mortar shopping, with online computer and tablet retailers benefiting from this trend. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 14.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to total $775.4 million. This includes an expected increase of 14.9% in 2016-17...

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What is the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry?

The Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry has minimal barriers to entry, and these have remained steady over the past five years. Smaller, niche operators can enter the industry with little capital investment. The initial cost of establishing an online business is low compared with other industries. Operators entering the industry need to purchase a website and domain name in addition to establishing solid relationships with suppliers to guarantee a consistent and reliable supply of products. Continual improvements in technology have led to a constant change in industry products. New entrants must be prepared to update their inventory frequently in response to consumer demand...

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Additional Insights for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry are

  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Online Computer and Tablet Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Desktop computers
    Laptops and notebooks
    Tablet computers
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Mac Mini
    Mac Pro

    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
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer demand
  • Growing participation
  • Competition and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Market saturation
  • Online shopping growth
  • Table: Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Internet Service Providers

  • Products & Services
  • Tablet computers
  • Laptops and notebooks
  • Desktop computers
  • Chart: Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54 years
  • People aged 15 to 34 years
  • People aged 55 years and over
  • Corporate or business clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Computer and Tablet Sales

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Apple Pty Limited
  • Table: Apple Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Computer and Tablet Sales 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 Online Computer and Tablet Sales 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 laptop that runs Google Chrome's operating system, and relies on having an online connection to run its applications.
  • E-Commerce
  • The ability to conduct transactions via the internet.
  • Phablet
  • A mid-size hybrid device that incorporates the capabilities of a smartphone and a tablet.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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