Over the past five years, price deflation and new technological developments have negatively affected the Office Supplies Dealers industry. Volatile business confidence has also contributed to declines in revenue, as businesses reduced expenditure on office supplies, dampening demand and eroding industry profit margins. In an effort to boost sales, industry players have increasingly invested in their respective online selling platforms, enabling operators to save on rental costs and serve a wider range of customers. However, overall industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2014-15.
Firms in this industry primarily sell stationery and office supplies. Industry operators may also provide a wide range of products such as computers, office equipment, furniture and other supplies to businesses, schools, government agencies and consumers. Industry operators are composed of wholesalers, bricks-and-mortar and online retailers. This industry excludes general merchandisers, electronic retailers or office supplies manufacturers.
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.