Zymeâ€˜s Tech Channel Index Reports US Consumer IT Sales Up Heading into the 2009 Holiday Season
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Tech Channel Index, a new service from Zyme Solutions, reported today that sales of consumer IT and electronics products sold through US retailers since April 2009 has been steadily outperforming 2008 numbers. Year-to-date 2009 sales activity is up four percent over 2008, and the ´back-to-schoolâ€˜ period of August and September 2009 was up seven percent over the same period in 2008.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“High Tech Retail Sales: Are You Ready For the Holiday Season?Ã¢â‚¬
Retail channel inventory, as of September 2009, ended about one week below the same period in 2008. For most of 2009, weeks of inventory have ranged one to three weeks below 2008 with 2009 inventory being above 2008 levels only for a brief period, just three times this year.
Zyme will be hosting a webcast on Thursday, November 5, 2009, titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“High Tech Retail Sales: Are You Ready For the Holiday Season?Ã¢â‚¬ to present these and other findings from Tech Channel Index. To register for this webcast, visit Zyme's Channel Benchmarking Page or email [email protected].
About Tech Channel Index
Zymeâ€˜s patent-pending Tech Channel Index is based on the anonymous aggregation of channel sales data from high-tech companies who have opted to participate in the program. Participant data is treated confidentially and with the security of Zymeâ€˜s ISO 27001 certified processes. Each week the Tech Channel Index is updated with several million cleansed, high-tech channel transactions from distributors and retailers around the world. Participating Index companies represent over $40 billion in annual channel sales in multiple high tech product categories. Tech Channel Index data is available to Zyme clients as well as partners and research firms as a channel intelligence and benchmarking resource. For additional data and insights about the global technology channel, please visit www.techchannelindex.com.
About Zyme Solutions
Zyme is the leading provider of channel data integrity services for global technology companies. Zyme processes and validates millions of private POS and inventory transactions each week from nearly 2000 distribution and retail channel partners in 175 countries, on behalf of leading high-tech companies. Zyme supports customers with verified channel sales and inventory data for mission critical business processes like revenue recognition, SOX compliance, incentive and rebate payments, sales commissioning, and supply chain planning. Zyme serves clients through a unique Service-On-Software offering that combines a best-in-class channel data processing software platform with domain-deep analyst teams, earning an unparalleled reputation for value in the industry. As a recognition of its leadership, Zyme was announced a winner in the 2009 Informatica Innovation Awards. For more information call 1-877-262-8993 or visit www.zymesolutions.com.
for Tech Channel Index
Kim Stowe, 1-877-262-8993