Computer and Software Storesin USA
USA Market Research and Industry Report
22 October 2007
Industry Code : 44312
This industry is part of the Retail Trade sector in the US. Operators in this industry retail a broad range of computer and software goods including desktops, notebooks, printers, scanners and keyboards. These goods are purchased from domestic (and in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods, through their store, to the general public. The majority of goods supplied by this industry are purchased by consumers for private use, while a small share of goods are purchased for business use. It is important to note that those retailers who operate primarily as hobby, toy and game stores, office supply and stationery stores or electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance stores are excluded from this industry. Hobby, toy and game stores are those retailers which handle video games, electronic games, etc. Office supply and stationery stores are also excluded as they retail new office equipment, office furniture and office supplies. Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance stores is the final category excluded from this industry as they primarily provide repair services without retailing new computers. NAICS definition: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing new computers, computer peripherals and prepackaged computer software without retailing other consumer-type electronic products or office equipment, office furniture and office supplies; or retailing these new products in combination with repair and support services.
The major products and services in this industry are:
| - ||Computer and peripheral equipment
| - ||Prepackaged (off the shelf) computer software||
The primary activities of this industry are:
| - ||Retailing broad range of computer and software goods|
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