TigerDirect was founded in 1987 and has headquarters in Miami, Florida. Originally founded as Tiger Software, it was a direct subsidiary of BLOC Development. The company began publishing software and tools known as “FormTool”. BLOC Development changed their name to TigerDirect. The company was eventually purchased by Systemax and changed their format from software tools to the refurbishing of computers and other electronics, then reselling them via catalog or online sales.
Systemax acquired CompUSA stores and Circuit City stores in 2008/2009. All products were rebranded to the TigerDirect name. All brick and mortar stores were closed as of January 2015 and TigerDirect once again became an online store only.
TigerDirect sells desktop computers, laptops, tablets, software, hardware, computer components, and other types of electronic and office equipment.