Though copier and office equipment wholesalers faltered in recent years because of rising unemployment and declining business numbers, the recovery will push the industry back to growth. In particular, the improving employment rate and renewed corporate profit will facilitate modest revenue growth. Nevertheless, the practice of wholesale bypass will continue to pose a significant threat to the industry. As a result, revenue will on average remain largely flat during the next five years, as industry operators cope with a diminishing role in the office equipment supply chain.
Industry operators wholesale a range of office equipment, like calculators, dictating machines and mail machines. Operators also wholesale automated teller machines (ATMs) and point-of-sale systems. The industry does not in wholesale office furniture, computers, computer software and peripheral equipment, stationery or office supplies.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.