Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Mar 2013

Boxing it up: Structural changes are expected to shift towards online selling platforms

IBISWorld’s Office Supplies Dealers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
OfficeMax OfficeMax market share
Staples Staples market share
Wesfarmers Wesfarmers market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the industry has struggled to grow as price deflation and volatile economic conditions have eroded demand and profitability. Price competition has been a persistent obstacle to growth due in part to the presence of large retailers with the ability to attain scale economies and pass on cost savings to consumers. This has intensified competition within the industry and supported growth in group buying activities, which pool the negotiating power of smaller players to access the same range of products and discounts available to larger retail chains. Price deflation has also occurred due to the ongoing decline in printing and the shift towards technology related office supplies such as tablets and computers, which have also declined in value... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry's largest category of sales is also its broadest, with office and school supply products ranging from pens and folders to desk accessories and notebooks. On an individual basis, these items are often the cheapest available in a catalogue, but they are used across all three major markets and the volume of sales is significant. Demand for writing instruments, notebooks and paper has also remained resilient to technological change, as these products are still used for ad hoc note taking even in high-tech business environments.

Office equipment

This section has grown in terms of volume sales in the five years through 2012-13. Industry participants have moved more heavily into the market as the cost of these items has declined... purchase to read more


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What is the Office Supplies Dealers Industry?

Franchises in this industry primarily sell stationery, school supplies and office supplies. Stores may also sell a combination of new computers, office equipment, furniture and supplies. This industry does not include general merchandisers or electronic retailers.

Industry Products
Office and school suppliesOffice equipmentStationery and computer paperFurniturePrinters and ink
Industry Activities
Stationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesStationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture sales

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