The Online Office and School Supply Sales industry has performed well over the past five years, with revenue expected to rise at an annualised 9.3% through 2015-16. Demand has been fuelled by growth in internet connections and greater investment in e-commerce by industry operators. However, the surge in internet connectivity and the digital revolution have contributed to waning demand for paper-based stationery and office supplies. Consumer desire for online connectivity has fuelled demand for equipment such as tablets, often to the detriment of traditional office supplies like paper and toner.
Operators in the industry sell stationery, school and office supplies online. This includes the online sales of pure-play retailers and traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers that are primarily engaged in selling office supplies. The online sale of computing equipment, furniture, and break-room supplies are included in the industry but the sales of textbooks are excluded.
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.