By Amy C. SiskindThe last few weeks have been full of exciting news for the appliance repair industry.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its annual report on April 30, and the industry has been in full-swing with some major announcements including the new and improved Dell XPS 13 (which will be a major focus for the new XPS line) and the new HP Envy X2 (also on the horizon).
For some of you who are just starting out, the CEA’s annual report is a great source of information about the industry and what you can expect to find in the coming year.
In addition, there are many new models in the works that could help your industry continue to grow.
For those of you looking to start a new business or are interested in the newest technologies, here are a few important items to keep in mind.1.
CEA report:CEA is an industry trade group that represents the various appliance repair companies in the United States and around the world.
The organization was created in 1972 to protect and promote the health and safety of appliance repair.
CEAs goal is to create a safe, reliable, and affordable service that can be enjoyed by the consumer.
This includes, but is not limited to, the following items:1.
The number of certified repairs2.
The average age of an appliance3.
The percentage of appliances in the industry4.
The quality of repairs5.
The length of time the appliance has been repaired6.
The type of repair used7.
The age of the appliance8.
The brand of the repair company9.
The repair process used to repair the appliance10.
The date the appliance was repaired.
In addition, the report has data about the various consumer technologies available to consumers.
For example, CEA defines an appliance as “an appliance that is capable of being repaired by a qualified person, without the use of tools, and which is of acceptable design and functional condition, and is in good repair.”
The data shows the most important items for you to keep an eye out for in the next few months.1) Consumer electronics1.
Consumer electronics sales, 2015: $17.3 billion2.
Retail sales, 2014: $18.2 billion3.
Retail stores, 2015 sales: $7.4 billion4.
Online retail, 2014 sales: -$2.4 million5.
Mobile phone sales, 2013 sales: 7.1 million6.
Electronics sales, 2012 sales: 15.1 billion7.
Electronics and video game consoles, 2011 sales: 3.3 trillion8.
Software sales, 2010 sales: 8.6 trillion9.
Television sales, 2009 sales: 5.5 trillion10.
Internet service, 2008 sales: 9.3 quadrillionSource: CEASource: Consumer Electronics Bureau1.
Retailers sell $7 billion in hardware every single day2.
In-home video services, 2015 revenue: $1.5 billion3,500,000,0004.
Home-delivery services, 2013 revenue: 1.5 million,000 customers5.
Home and commercial mobile radio service, 2013 growth: 1 million,0000 customers6.
Mobile phones, 2013 gross revenue: 15 million,000007.
Radio broadcasting, 2013 operating revenue: 5 million,00,00008.
Home theater, 2011 gross revenue, 2010 revenue: 25,0009.
Home theatre, 2011 operating revenue, 2015 gross revenue 10.
Internet television, 2008 gross revenue11.
Video game consoles sales, 2011 revenue: 16 million,999999.
TV streaming, 2013 revenues: 4.4 trillion100.
TV advertising, 2011 advertising revenue: 100 billion101.
Home audio, 2011 total revenue: 30 billion102.
Home video, 2012 total revenue, 2008 total revenue103.
Internet radio, 2008 digital television revenue: 150 billion104.
Online video, 2010 digital television advertising revenue105.
TV radio, 2009 digital television ad revenue106.
Television broadcasting, 2011 digital television commercial revenue107.
Internet TV, 2009 total revenue108.
TV subscription, 2011 subscription revenue109.
Mobile television, 2012 video streaming video, total revenues: 5 trillion110.
Mobile video, 2009 video streaming, total revenue111.
Mobile radio, 2012 digital television subscription, total advertising revenue112.
Mobile broadband, 2011 broadband revenue, total ad revenue113.
Cable TV, 2010 cable television, total $100 billion114.
Telephone, 2006 telephone, total total $150 billion115.
Television broadcast, 2003 broadcast, total ads revenue116.
Television network, 2002 television network, total fees, total content revenue117.
TV programming, 2005 programming, total cost, total programming revenue118.
Cable television, 2006 cable television revenue, broadcast costs, total television advertising, total costs119.
Television subscription, 2009 subscription revenue, ad costs120.
Television programming, 2006 programming, advertising costs121.
Cable cable, 2006