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Percentage of Equipment Purchased Over the Internet
Due to the risks associated with buying equipment online, very little equipment was purchased online .
While 6 . 4 percent purchased more than half their equipment online, less than 10 percent of equipment
was bought by about two-fifths (38 . 3 percent) of all respondents . However, a 5 percent greater share
of respondents this y
ear purchased more than 50 percent of their equipment online than did last year
(6 . 4 percent in 2017 vs . 1 . 4 percent in 2016) .
Comparatively, over a third of respondents (34 percent) reported purchasing between 10 and 25 percent
of their equipment online, while 21 . 3 percent purchased between 25 and 50 percent of their equipment
online . The combination of these two categories at 55 . 3 percent was up slightly from the same
combination at 54 . 8 percent reported in 2016 . Percent of Equipment Purchased on the Internet, 2017
(By Employment Role)
Percent of Equipment
All
Respondents
Owner/
Principal Technician
Parts
Manager
Service
Manager
Less than 10%38 . 3% 40 . 5% 54 . 5% 62 . 5% 46 . 7%
More than 10%, but less than 25%34 . 0% 35 . 1% 45 . 5% 25 . 0% 33 . 3%
More than 25%, but less than 50%21 . 3% 18 . 9% 0 . 0% 12 . 5% 13 . 3%
50% or more6 . 4% 5 . 4% 0 . 0% 0 . 0% 6 . 7%
Total percent100%100%100%100%100%
Percent of Equipment Purchased on the Internet, 2016
(By Employment Role)
Percent of Equipment
All
Respondents
Owner/
Principal Technician
Parts
Manager
Service
Manager
Less than 10%43 . 8% 41 . 5% 50 . 0% 100 . 0% 77 . 8%
More than 10%, but less than 25%35 . 6% 39 . 6% 25 . 0% 0 . 0% 22 . 2%
More than 25%, but less than 50%19 . 2% 17 . 0% 25 . 0% 0 . 0% 0 . 0%
50% or more1 . 4% 1 . 9% 0 . 0% 0 . 0% 0 . 0%
Total percent100%100%100%100%100%
Percent of Equipment Purchased on the Internet, 2015
(By Employment Role)
Percent of Equipment
All
Respondents
Owner/
Principal Technician
Parts
Manager
Service
Manager
Less than 10%32 . 0% 33 . 0% 39 . 3% 29 . 4% 28 . 9%
More than 10%, but less than 25%33 . 7% 29 . 7% 25 . 0% 35 . 3% 42 . 1%
More than 25%, but less than 50%23 . 4% 25 . 3% 25 . 0% 29 . 4% 23 . 7%
50% or more10 . 9% 12 . 0% 10 . 7% 5 . 9% 5 . 3%
Total percent100%100%100%100%100%
Internet Equipment Purchasing Experience
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