Computer & Consumer Electronic Store sector reports: find your way through the studies available

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
1 vote

Global Computers & Consumer Electronics Store Industry


To start your computer store market research in the right way, there are few things you must know. The global consumer electronics store industry was adversely affected by the economic recession as low consumer confidence lead to a dramatic fall in demand. As consumer and business confidence recovers, demand for electronics offering high quality technological specifications will rise. Consumer electronics stores are involved in the specialty retail sector with of a wide spectrum of electrical goods, appliances, and home entertainment goods including stereo systems, TVs and DVD and blu-ray players. Consumer electronics stores get their supplies from both domestic and international wholesalers and manufacturers to sell to private consumers and businesses. The majority of the market is comprised of new purchases, with the replacement market accounting for a smaller percentage of overall sales.


Demand for computers in the household segment of the market continues to rise due to increasing penetration of broadband. Computers are also being perceived as increasingly necessary, with parents eager to encourage their children to become computer proficient for educational and professional purposes. While computer demand fell during the economic recession, recovery is expected to buoy consumer confidence and incite increased purchases. However, many consumers will opt to purchase their computers from online retailers and big box stores rather than computer stores. This intensified rivalry combined with vertical integration among computer retailing companies will mean a limited rate of revenue growth over the next five-year period. The majority of operators sell software, notebooks and desktops along with computer accessories such as keyboards, scanners and printers.



Regional Market Share


  • There are more than 10,000 computers stores operating in the US market, according to research from Hoover’s. The combined yearly revenue of these stores is around $16 billion. The industry is characterized by fragmentation and encompasses companies with physical retail facilities involved in the retail of computers, software and computer peripherals. Certain outfits also offer their customers additional services like computer repair and support.


  • Factors fuelling demand in the computer store industry include income levels, technological innovation and growth in the business sector. Companies compete through pricing, service quality and merchandising. Larger outfits compete effectively thanks to advantages in marketing, distribution and purchasing, while smaller outfits focus on meeting the specific demands of a local market, high-quality customer service and providing specialized products.


  • Computer stores have to compete with other providers such as internet and catalog retailers, consumer electronics stores, mass merchandisers, office supply stores, value-added resellers, warehouse clubs and direct sales outlets of computer, software and peripheral manufacturers. Computers and peripherals account for 60% of overall revenues in the computer stores industry. Cameras, electronic game devices and video recorders represent 5% of overall sales. Other services offered by computer stores include repair, installation, training, technical support and tailor-made computer systems.



Industry Leaders


  • Leading players currently operating in the global consumer electronics and consumer electronic stores market include Office Depot, CompUSA, Best Buy, Office Max, Apple Store, Circuit City, FutureShop, Staples and Fry’s Electronics.



Market Outlook


Over the coming years, players within the global electronics store industry will continue to focus on cutting-edge technology to offer consumers the latest products using the newest technology. Innovation is the key driver behind electronic stores market growth, with consumers eager to purchase the latest computers and devices or to upgrade their existing electronics equipment to stay up-to-date.



Leading Industry Associations




You might be interested in these related markets


Understand the Computer & Consumer Electronic Store Industry Quickly & Get Actionable Data Easily. The Latest Reports, Statistics & Trends from Top Sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Sam

+1 718 473 0872

1-6 of 6 reports

Computers And Consumer Electronics Stores Markets in the US

  • March 2014
    7 pages
  • Computers and C  

    Electronics Ret  

  • United States  

    North America  

View report >

CPU Statistics

  • January 2015
    5 pages
  • CPU  

    Consumer Electr  

View report >

Camera Supply

  • January 2013
    20 pages
  • Camera  

    Consumer Electr  

View report >

Electronics Retail Markets in China

  • April 2012
    25 pages
  • Electronics Ret  

  • China  


    United States  

View report >

About 200 reports

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
(From $ 995 - $ 2 500)

Global Network Camera Market 2015-2019

Global Network Camera Market 2015-2019

  • $ 2 500
  • Industry report
  • May 2015
  • by Infiniti Research Limited

About Network Cameras A network camera, also known as an IP camera, works as a combination of camera and computer in a networked infrastructure. It consists of a lens, an image sensor, memory, and processors. ...

Computer Peripheral Manufacturing In The Us - Industry ...

March 2015 $ 1 020

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Dvd Players

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Combination Vcr/dvd Pla ...

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Computer Peripherals

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Portable Dvd Players

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For All-in-one Computer Per ...

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Parts, Subassemblies, A ...

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Parts, Subassemblies, A ...

April 2015 $ 995

The 2016-2021 World Outlook For Portable Consumer Elect ...

April 2015 $ 995

ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution that finds, filters and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - quickly, in one place.