Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, price deflation and volatile economic conditions have negatively affected the Office Supplies Dealers industry, dampening demand for office supplies and eroding industry profit margins. Price competition has been a persistent obstacle to growth due in part to the presence of large retailers with the ability to attain economies of scale 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 digital office supplies such as tablets and computers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry supplies a range of products to households, businesses and government bodies.
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 pat five years... purchase to read more