Tablet Accessories: An Easy Multiplier
iPad and Android tablet accessories are flying out the door, and the backdraft is bringing in nice margins for dealers.
Keeping tabs on tablet accessories is like trying to count the number of windows on a high-speed train that’s racing between stations. Right along with sales of iPads and Android-based tablets, these add-ons are swiftly increasing in number and functionality, and in their wake they’re offering great margin-making opportunities for retailers, whether or not they carry the hardware.
Dealers polled about their success with tablet accessories said that, due to iPad’s head start, the variety of iPad and iPad 2 accessories is currently outpacing product choices for their Droid counterparts. But with the holiday season just around the corner, dealers expect some catch-up in what will be available. Meanwhile, many have either designed or are in the process of reworking their in-store merchandising schemes to optimize customers’ exposure to the hundreds of SKUs that vendors plan to ship.