The Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index is a proprietary measure of retailer confidence in the consumer electronics industry. The index is derived by surveying the Dealerscope CE retailer panel on a monthly basis as to their confidence in reaching their sales goals in the upcoming month. The survey asks respondents to indicate their sales confidence across product types (e.g. TV vs. video game consoles etc), confidence in their ability to drive both digital and foot traffic, and more. The responses are then plugged into a proprietary scoring algorithm which weights each factor based on market significance and outputs an overall confidence score. The DS Index is sponsored by Petra.

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After riding a wave of success through the early summer months, the Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index hit an all-time low entering August.

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CE Retail Confidence Crashes in August
August 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

After riding a wave of success through the early summer months, the Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index hit an all-time low entering August.

DS Index Drives to New Heights in June
June 3, 2019 at 9:40 am

The DS Index once again reached a new all-time high confidence score entering June. CE retailers reported strong sales performance and exceptionally high confidence in their ability to drive foot traffic as the summer months get under way.

Tax Season, Improved Sales Help DS Index Soar into April
April 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

For the second month in a row the DS Index experienced a strong month-over-month improvement in the overall confidence score. April's gains were attributed to coming tax refunds and strong sales performance.