Stiff resistance: Wholesale bypass has constrained performance, but the industry has grown robustly

Over the past five years, revenue has been supported by the steady growth of real disposable income, which has encouraged rising discretionary spending on household electronics. Technology has also advanced, shortening the replacement cycle of electronic goods, as consumers have sought to keep up with the latest technological trends. However, this rapid change in consumer preferences has caused some difficulties, as those wholesalers that hold older stock must sell their stock at a lower price. In 2015, the Irish economy grew by 26.3%, compared with the expected rate of...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€26.8bn
Annual Growth 14-19
3.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
10,723
Businesses
559
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancement has shortened the replacement cycle, increasing demand
  • Wholesale bypass has become an increasingly prominent problem in the retail market
  • The rollout of fifth generation mobile technology is expected to stimulate consumer demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the industry are expected to be low. Generally, wholesalers require minimal labour, whilst capital requirements are required for vehicles, computer systems, machinery, and storage space. Although they are no regulatory barriers preventing entry, as with all wholesaling industries, initial capital expenses are high, as operators must purchase significant stock in order to be a viable choice for customers to switch to. This poses a barrier to smaller operators in particular. Furthermore, some firms may be discouraged from entering due to the high level of competition and the cost of establishing relationships with suppliers and customers in an already well-established system of wholesalers. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business sentiment index and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale and distribute information and telecommunications equipment. Products include computer hardware, electronic parts, telecommunication equipment, software, printers and scanners, servers, and other computer peripheral equipment. The industry does not include the wholesale of office equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Computer, peripherals & equipment, and software
  • Electrical components
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling telephone and communications equipment
  • peripheral equipment
  • computers
  • Wholesaling electronic components
  • software and storage products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business sentiment index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Modified real disposable income per capita

  • Current Performance
    Commercial investmentRetail regretsDownstream demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Technology advancesContinuing bypass
  • Table: Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores in Ireland
  • E-Commerce in Ireland
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting in Ireland
  • Computer & Computer Equipment Repair in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Computer, peripherals & equipment, and software
  • Electrical components
  • Chart: Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciations, rent, and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Information and Communication Equipment 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 Information and Communication Equipment Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Integrated Circuit
  • A miniaturised electronic circuit that has been manufactured on the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material.
  • Mainframe Computer
  • Computers used primarily by large organisations for complex and critical applications such as bulk data processing and analysing consumer statistics.
  • Semiconductor
  • A substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for controlling electrical current.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A trend whereby the manufacturer sells directly to the retailer or the end user, choosing not to use the services of the wholesaler.
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