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.

The Latest

Heading into the summer months, the DS Index continued to show slight gains in overall consumer electronics retailer confidence, bucking last year's trends.

More DS Index News
DS Index: Q1 2018 Report
March 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

The Q1 2018 DS Index report dives into data from the first three months of the year in our CE retail confidence index survey.

DS Index: Q4 2017 Report
December 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

For all of the negative commentary about brick and mortar retail, the year is going out on an exceptionally high note, according to the DS Index.