D&H Sees 77% Growth in IoT, 31% in TV Sales in 2016

Despite lackluster growth in other distribution areas, D&H is reporting skyrocketing growth in Internet of Things (IoT) and TV in 2016.


D&H Distributing is looking back at two trends of 2016. First, consumers are looking to build more rubust infrastructers to manage their connected devices. And second, a seamless, unified and automated home/entertainment environment has become the norm. 

Or at the very least, it has set the bar for high standards in smart home technology.

So while D&H is reporting lackluster growth in some areas in 2016, key areas of the home-technology market are skyrocketing.

The distribution company saw sales gains of 77 percent in Internet of Things (IoT), which it defines as smart home, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected products. D&H also reports 31 percent growth in TV sales, including streaming models. 

Growth areas for D&H Distributing in 2016, YOY:

  • IoT products: 77%
  • 3D printing: 52%
  • Floor care: 45%
  • Televisions: 31%
  • Fitness & exercise: 20%
  • Notebooks computers: 11%
  • Cell phones: 10%

These numbers are propelling D&H to look toward developments in smart home automation, media hubs and augmented reality for 2017.

“As the industry moves toward more cloud- and Wi-Fi-connected infrastructures and solutions, D&H is constantly monitoring and forecasting these developments, to give our customers an advantage selling into this new automated environment,” says Dan Schwab, co-president at D&H. “That can mean anything from negotiating relationships with manufacturers in emerging categories, to facilitating product demos of these technologies on behalf of our vendors.”

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