Growth returns, but obstacles remain
Though office supply wholesalers faltered in recent years due to rising unemployment and declining business numbers, the economic recovery will push the industry back to growth. In particular, wholesalers can take advantage of the growing number of small businesses by offering them basic office equipment in affordable bundles. However, the trend toward paperless offices is reducing demand for many traditional office supplies, forcing operators to consolidate or expand their offerings.
Operators in this industry wholesale office machines and related equipment (except computers and computer peripheral equipment). This includes a range of office equipment like calculators, dictating machines and mail machines. Operators also wholesale automated teller machines (ATMs) and point-of-sale systems. They do not wholesale office furniture, computers and computer software or stationery and 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.