Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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. Industry revenue is forecast to contract by 1.4% in 2014-15, to reach $6.2 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry supplies a range of products to households, businesses and government bodies. This range has increased over the past five years as the industry sought to diversify its income streams.
The office supplies segment includes a range of products such as writing instruments, paper, binders, folders, desk accessories and notebooks. While these items are generally cheap, they are used by households, government bodies and businesses and often bought in large volumes. As a result, this segment contributes a considerable portion of industry revenue. Due to the largely generic nature of products, this segment has sustained strong price competition over the past five years... purchase to read more